The Wise Investor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., a team of financial professionals offering financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis and account services, announced that their Annual Seminar raised more than $21,000 for Reston-based nonprofit Hopecam.
The Wise Investor Group hosted this year’s seminar, entitled “Scaling the Mountain” at the Fairview Park Marriott, attracting an audience of more than 300. Attendees were treated to an expert discussion of the economy and key investment decisions to make in 2015, featuring advice from Simon Hamilton, portfolio manager; Eric Wightman, portfolio advisor and Greg Smith, senior financial planner.
“Our Annual Seminar is aimed at providing investors with the information and tools they need to achieve their financial goals in 2015,” said Nancy Popovich, director and portfolio manager at The Wise Investor Group. “Each year, it also presents a great opportunity for us to give back to our community. Hopecam is doing remarkable things to support childhood cancer patients, and we’re honored to be able to support their mission.”
Hopecam is a Reston-based nonprofit charity with the mission of using technology to overcome the social isolation of children with cancer. Hopecam provides the child with a tablet computer, Internet access in the home if the child is without, then works with the child’s school to persuade them to establish a regular connection with the child: 70 percent of the children helped by Hopecam attend Title 1 (low-income) eligible schools and 12 percent live in homes that can’t afford Internet access.
“15,780 children will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015,” explains Hopecam Executive Director Susan Koehler. “One of the first side-effects they experience is being isolated from their friends and classmates. Modern technology can overcome this problem. Thanks to the generosity of The Wise Investor Group, Hopecam can continue growing to help many more of these children.” In 2014, Hopecam grew from helping children living in five states to 37, and from partnering with six hospitals to 50.
For more information about The Wise Investor Group, visit www.thewiseinvestorgroup.com.
To learn more about HopeCam, visit www.hopecam.org.