As part of our effort to dramatically increase our impact over the next three years, the Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP)’s Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign is raising funds to develop and support pro bono financial planning programs for families affected by cancer.

Funding raised through the campaign will be used to offer financial and other supports to nonprofits and cancer centers around the country administering free financial planning programs for cancer patients and their families. Pilot programs were launched in Boston and Seattle earlier this year.

Research shows that financial issues are the second most frequent source of distress identified by cancer patients.

37% cut back on groceries

36% deplete their savings

24% borrow against their retirements

86% of cancer survivors reporting serious financial burden had health insurance

Cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to go bankrupt than people without cancer

Those experiencing bankruptcy are 80% more likely to die from any cause than others with cancer

How You Can Help

To make a gift or pledge, please visit our donate page – or mail a check to: Foundation for Financial Planning, 1425 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Special giving opportunities are available for those interested in being champions of this work, creating significant impact for families as they navigate the financial stresses and complexities of cancer:

Leadership Circle: $10,000 pledge

The Leadership Circle is made up of individuals and independent firms who contribute or pledge $10,000 or more to the Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign, creating a pool of critical seed funding for our cancer initiative.

Members of the Leadership Circle will be specially recognized as champions of our cancer work in campaign materials and in special advertisements in leading trade publications (InvestmentNews, Financial Advisor, Journal of Financial Planning and more). Pledges can be paid over 5 years or less.

Corporate Sponsors: $25,000 annually

FFP is seeking campaign support from corporate partners dedicated to advancing the impact of pro bono financial planning. Companies can sponsor the Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign at a level of $25,000 or more annually. For corporations interested in a multi-year sponsorship of this work ($100,000 commitment, paid over 4 years), FFP will offer additional visibility opportunities, as well as membership in our Corporate 100 Club. Among other recognition, corporate supporters of the campaign will be featured in special advertisements in leading trade publications (InvestmentNews, Financial Advisor, Journal of Financial Planning and more).

For more information about how you, your firm or company can support the Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign, please contact Katie Hammer, FFP Director of Development & Communications at or 202-864-5182.

If interested in future volunteer opportunities with families affected by cancer, please visit

Real Stories

Hear from real families experiencing the financial burden of cancer.

Major Campaign Supporters

Presenting Sponsors

AIG Financial Distributors
Commonwealth Financial Network

Major Sponsors

TD Ameritrade Institutional

Leadership Circle


R. Ken Coit


Armstrong, Fleming & Moore Inc.
Chornyak & Associates
Scott M. Kahan, CFP®


Ilene Brostrom, CFP® & Kent Brostrom
Carter Financial Management
Edelman Financial Services
Glassman Wealth Services
Tim Kochis, JD, MBA, CFP®
Stephen & Linda Maginn
VLP Financial Advisors
Yeske Buie Inc.


Norman M. Boone, MBA, CFP® & Linda Lubitz Boone, CFP®
David E. Canter & Lisa A. Strope


Abacus Planning Group
Allison Spielman Advisors
Kalita Blessing, CFP®, CAP®, AEP®
Carroll Financial Associates
Clarion Wealth Management Partners
Bernie Clark
Mayur T. Dalal
Jon Dauphiné, Esq.
Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC
Paul K. Fain, III, CFP®
John Farrow, CFP®
Mike Fitzhugh, CFP® & Sally Fitzhugh
FPA National Capital Area
Robert Frater, CFP®
Marc S. Freedman, CFP®
John Goff, CFP®
Gemmer Asset Management LLC
Kate Healy
Jim Herrington, CFP®, CLU & Brenda Herrington
Kirsten Ismail, CFP® & Durell Buzzini, CFP®, UBS
James P. King, CFP®, MBA
Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS
Jay L. Lewis
Meritas Wealth Management
Trisha Miller, CFP®
Daniel B. Moisand, CFP® & Kelly Moisand
Eddie Ngo, CFP®
Madeline Noveck, CFP®
Stephen P. O’Hara, CFP®
The Planning Center
Ross W. Richardson, MS, CFP® & Tina Richardson
Jonathan M. Satovsky, CFP®, ChFC®, CIMA®
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP®
Eileen M. Sharkey, CFP®
Silver Lane Advisors
Sullivan-Kreiss Financial
Robert J. Sullivan, CFP® & Juliane Sullivan
Tarbox Family Office
Carlos Viera
Curt Weil, CFP®
Stewart H. Welch, III, CFP®
Thomas C. West