The Wise Investor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., a team of experienced financial professionals offering financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis and account services, today announced that their Annual Seminar raised more than $21,000 for Reston, Virginia-based non-profit 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, Virginia-based non-profit 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% of the children helped by Hopecam attend Title 1 (low-income) eligible schools and 12% 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 5 states to 37, and from partnering with 6 hospitals to 50.
The Wise Investor Group is honored to support children’s charities. In addition to Hopecam, the Wise Investor Group has supported the Neediest Kids and the Orphan Foundation of America, now known as Foster Care to Success, for more than a decade. Over the years, they have donated more than $200,000 to the organization with proceeds from their financial seminars. The Wise Investor Group is proud to support their local community through the efforts of these non-profit organizations.
For more information about The Wise Investor Group, please visit http://www.thewiseinvestorgroup.com.
To learn more about HopeCam, please visit http://www.hopecam.org
About The Wise Investor Group
The Wise Investor Group (http://www.thewiseinvestorgroup.com) at Robert W. Baird & Co. is a full-service investment firm located in Reston, Virginia focusing on financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis, insurance and annuity services as well as overall account services. Formed in the 1990s, the firm follows a disciplined, research-based approach to value-oriented investing.