Online Community Drives Selection of the Winning Nonprofit Based on
Commitment to Equality and Opportunity through Education
RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) is its 2015 Lincoln’s Legacy
Award winner. The nonprofit organization will receive a $50,000 award,
resulting from an online campaign in which voters chose the nonprofit
they felt best advanced President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of freedom,
opportunity and equality through education.
“We are honored to recognize the important role Big Brothers Big Sisters
plays in preparing children to succeed and live greater lives,” said
Nancy Rogers, president of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the
philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group. “Their dedicated team of
professionals and volunteers inspire children to achieve their full
potential by believing in them and providing unique opportunities
through mentoring and ongoing educational programs.”
The Lincoln’s Legacy Award is a key component of “Lincoln’s Legacy,” the
company’s three-year initiative that began in 2013 with the 150th
anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and
culminates in 2015, the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the
adoption of the 13th Amendment.
“We appreciate Lincoln Financial’s recognition and the opportunity this
award presents,” said Micheal Lawrence, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“With this grant, we look forward to expanding our efforts in the coming
year to provide more programs and access for those children who need it
most. We would like to thank Lincoln and everyone who voted for BBBSKC.
Your support will allow us to help our youth improve their personal,
social, and academic performance and provide them a greater chance to
reach their full potential.”
In addition to BBBSKC,
the other finalists included:
For more information about the Lincoln’s Legacy Award, please visit www.lincolnslegacy.lfg.com.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower
Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and
optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement,
insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their
lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against
long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln
Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation
(NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $223 billion in assets
under management as of June 30, 2015. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com.
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About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit
organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under
Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts,
education, human services, and economic/workforce development.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) is one of the
most successful of the organization’s 400 affiliates—creating more than
1,200 life-changing friendships each year. BBBSKC was recently
recognized as Agency of the Year and was honored with the Gold Standard
and Quality awards from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. BBBSKC is
the fastest-growing affiliate in the country—while not compromising on
the quality of its services.
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