“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

― John Holmes

Callahan Financial Planning Company, in its 2017 Callahan Financial Planning Gives campaign, again asked its clients to each nominate a charity they wished to receive 5% of our annual income.

This year, our clients chose the Wounded Warrior Project and the Food Bank for the Heartland in a tie.

This donation to the Food Bank for the Heartland will again provide thousands of meals for those in need throughout the heartland, and will help further the Food Bank’s goal of eliminating hunger in our community. Likewise, the Wounded Warrior Project donation will provide valuable mental and physical health support, career counseling, guidance, and other support to our servicemen and women, with the goal of helping them rebuild and restore their lives.

Thank you to all of our clients for taking the time to vote, and for helping us make this possible.

Here are the top five charities receiving votes from our clients in 2017:

Winning Recipient
Wounded Warrior Project
Food Bank for the Heartland
Runners Up
Nebraska Humane Society
Open Door Mission
Siena Francis House

Thank you again to all of our clients and staff for making this program a big success again this year!

A few notes on the Callahan Financial Planning Gives rules and process:

The process is completed by utilizing the previous year’s top ten submissions, which are based on a combination of the ability to write-in a charity and a list pre-filled of the top ten charities from the previous year.

Each client was allowed one vote. A client was defined as a household, which may contain one or more individuals. In the event more than one vote was received in a single household, the first vote received is registered. Votes had to be entered by September 26, 2017 to be accepted. When variations of a charity name were written in, we used the local equivalent charity name for each vote. Employees of Callahan Financial Planning Company are not eligible to vote. Charities were considered eligible if they are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.