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Nov

08.17

Primerica stands proudly with veterans and active service men and women protecting families across the United States and Canada.

This year, The Primerica Foundation has donated $25,000 to the USO, a leading organization serving the U.S. military and their families. The donation will go to support the USO’s Pathfinder program, which provides resources to veterans and their families transitioning into civilian life after military service.

In September, more than a dozen Primerica volunteers, including CEO Glenn Williams, greeted military personnel at the USO Georgia site at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. The volunteers served lunch, staffed the USO counter and distributed gift bags.

Williams said: “Primerica and The Primerica Foundation are so proud of our partnership with the USO and the incredible work that the USO does to support our men and women in the military both in Atlanta and all over the United States.”

Veterans who previously served in the U.S. and Canadian armed forces make up a significant percentage of the Primerica field force and the Home Office employs more than 80 Veterans in its locations in Duluth, GA, and Mississauga, ON.

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Oct

30.17

A Primerica Home office employee was recently profiled in Gwinnett Magazine for the passion and energy she brings to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign.

Read the full article about Renee Carter, who joined Primerica as the Programs and Events Coordinator in 2007.

“As a result of Renee’s leadership, creativity, enthusiasm, dedication, and passion for the American Cancer Society, she has led her associates to raise over $140,000 in the past three years for Relay for Life,” Relay for Life’s Senior Community Manager Roxanne Tigue states, in the article.

Primerica is the No. 1 corporate sponsor for Gwinnett Relay for Life, serving as the Presenting Sponsor since 2013, and is named one of the Top Corporate Relay Teams nationwide. This year, Primerica raised $89,115 for Relay for Life.

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Sep

20.17

Since 2012, Primerica Home Office employees have voted annually for a local nonprofit they feel is most deserving of a $10,000 grant from The Primerica Foundation. The five nonprofits that will be awarded grants this year are:

Mission: Dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and supporting patients and their families.

Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s through advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Mission: To provide comfort and encouragement through animal-assisted support to individuals affected by crises and disasters.

Mission: Serving our neighbors in need… transforming lives and communities in response to Christ’s call. Vision to become Georgia’s most respected Servant Leader – Restoring lives one person and one community at a time.

Mission: Dedicated to preventing teen suicide by improving the lives and the ‘Will To Live’ of teenagers everywhere through education about mental health and encouraging them to recognize the love and hope that exists in each other.

The Primerica Foundation has awarded $280,000 to Employee Choice sourced grants from 2012 to 2016.

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Sep

07.17

To support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to the residents of Texas and Louisiana, The Primerica Foundation is donating $25,000 to The American Red Cross. 

Primerica CEO Glenn Williams made the following announcement: “Our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. To support the relief efforts in these areas, The Primerica Foundation is giving $25,000 to our long-time community partner, the American Red Cross. If you would like to join us in supporting the efforts of the trained disaster relief personnel and volunteers on the ground, you can make a donation to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey.  Please keep all of the folks affected by this disaster in your thoughts and prayers.”

Georgia’s Red Cross CEO Terri Badour expressed gratitude for the ongoing support received from Primerica.

“Their gift for Hurricane Harvey relief is especially important now, when so many people are in desperate need,” said Badour. “Thanks to our partnership, help is already there in the form of emergency shelter, food, supplies, emotional support and so much more.”

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Aug

17.17

Without Going Broke, Cashing in Your Retirement Savings or Co-Signing Loans

Let’s face it – college is expensive. And if you’re worried about funding your child’s college education, you’re not alone. You’re actually joining 70% of parents when asked about their biggest financial worry.1 Here are four tips on how to cover college costs:

  • Plan Ahead – Start Saving Early

Start saving for college while your little one is still little and you likely won’t have to consider withdrawing from your own retirement fund when he or she is graduating from high school. For example, a family that starts saving $10 a week at birth at 4% interest will accumulate $12,663.44 by the time the child turns 17 and enrolls in college.2 Have a child already and haven’t started yet? Not to worry. Now is better than tomorrow.

  • Look For and Apply For Scholarships, Grants

Encourage your child to apply for grants and scholarship funds to help keep tuition costs down – you won’t believe how much “free” money there is out there today for high school seniors applying for college! Check out all the free sources of information available about grants and scholarships.

  • Encourage Your Child to Work Part-Time

Once scholarship and grant money is applied, and beyond what your savings doesn’t cover, encourage your child to get a part-time job to help offset education costs. Considering that only half of U.S. hiring managers feel that today’s new graduates are well prepared for the professional world, a part-time job can both build character and offset the need for student loans.3

  • Encourage Your Child to Apply for Financial Aid

Beyond personal savings, scholarships and grants, and what expenses your child can cover on their own, applying for a student loan to cover other outstanding costs is an option. Borrowing money for college can be a smart idea if your child can get a low interest federal loan.

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1 Money.Time.com, “Honey, Who’s Going to Pay for College?,” October 12, 2016
2 Finaid.org, “Savings Goals: When To Start Saving,” viewed June 12, 2017
3 USAToday.com, “Weigh Whether to Work During College,” January 11, 2017


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