Women in Insurance & Financial Services Donates to Local Baltimore Charity

ALBANY, NY (11/19/2015)(readMedia)-- During the 2015 National Conference, held in Baltimore Maryland, WIFS coordinated a fun team building exercise that gave attendees the opportunity to tap into their creative side and raise funds for local charity, The Family Tree.

The teams were challenged with constructing paper pinwheels in support of the charity's campaign, Stand for Children - Pinwheels for Prevention. The goals of the program are to raise awareness and start a dialogue about child abuse prevention in Maryland. For each working pinwheel that the teams created, $1 was donated by WIFS for a total donation of $500.

"As part of our WIFS Cares initiative, it was important to find a charity that reflected the values of WIFS and also gave back to the community that served as host city for 2015 conference," States National President Susan Glass. "The Family Tree was a natural fit with its message of building strong families."

About The Family Tree

The Family Tree is Maryland's leading nonprofit working to improve our community by providing families with proven solutions to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through family focused education, outreach services and a 24- hour Stressline, we reached over 21,000 parents, caregivers and children last year. The Family Tree is the Maryland chapter of Parents Anonymous® and Prevent Child Abuse America and an affiliate of the National Exchange Club.

For more information call 410-889-2300 or visit www.familytreemd.org

About WIFS

80 years strong, Women in Insurance & Financial Services, headquartered in Albany, NY, is the only organization in the insurance and financial services industry exclusively devoted to supporting the careers of women and helping them succeed in this business. The WIFS mission is to attract, develop, and advance the careers of women in the financial services industry.

Over 1,200 WIFS members throughout the country receive value from monthly education programs, local chapters in over 20 US markets, annual national conference, professional development, member discounts, corporate partnerships and affiliations.

For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit www.wifsnational.org or contact Deborah Duffy, Executive Director at 866-264-WIFS (9437).