Chapter News

    A Message from the President

    Since joining the FPA, I have seen the impact all of the volunteers involved with FPA of Michigan have on the operation of our organization. I have also seen the impact that our members have when it comes to volunteering within our communities.

    Many of our members take significant portions of their time to engage in projects designed to raise awareness of the importance of financial planning, provide guidance to underserved populations, and work on projects unrelated to the financial planning industry but served the community at large. I am very proud to be a member of an organization that values these principles.

    I encourage all of our members to share their community outreach efforts with the organization at large, whether those efforts are related to financial planning or not. As an organization we are always to provide you with a platform where you can seek assistance.

    In addition to providing our members with the means to share information about community outreach, the Board of the FPA of Michigan would love to recognize our members for their actions. The national organization of the FPA has two different awards, the Heart of Financial Planning Award and the K. Kemp Fain Jr. Award which recognizes those members who engage in impactful volunteerism. While nominations for this year's awards have already closed, the Board of the FPA of Michigan will be looking for members of our organization to nominate for next year's awards.

    With all this talk of volunteering within the community it is important not to lose sight of the fact that the FPA of Michigan is also a volunteer opportunity. Our entire Board of Directors is made up of volunteers who give of their time to make the organization the best value possible for the other members. These Board Members are assisted by many other Members who serve on various committees and who volunteer to engage in single events. If you wish to become more involved with the FPA of Michigan please contact our chapter executive, Mary, at to discuss how you can get involved.

    In closing, thank you to everyone who makes the FPA of Michigan an organization I am proud to be a member of, whether through their involvement in the organization or their actions in the community. I look forward to continuing to serve as the leader of this organization for the remainder of the year and look forward to seeing all that its members can accomplish.

    Matt Ferrara
    2017 President
    FPA of Michigan 

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