Former NFL superstar Kurt Warner served at keynote speaker at the United Planners 2019 Annual Partners Conference last month, and by the time the three-day event wrapped attendees had donated more than $30,000 to put toward a cause near and dear to his heart.
Treasure House, a Glendale-based nonprofit that provides housing opportunities for adults with cognitive disabilities, is the brainchild of Warner and his wife, Brenda, and it received $30,756 in total from attendees at the annual event for financial advisors, marking the first time the organization adopted a charitable angle.
Hosted at Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District, this year’s Annual Partners Conference also shattered previous attendance records, with 532 guests attending the event focused on financial products and services, industry trends, continuing education and more.
“Everyone was thrilled to see our innovative spirit to leverage the goodwill & power of our APC to help a grass-roots local charity,” said United Planners’ Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Billy Oliverio. “We raised $30,756, and it was truly amazing to see our financial advisors and strategic business partners support Treasure House.”
In addition to giving adults with cognitive disabilities an opportunity to gain independence while retaining access to the assistance and services they need, Treasure House helps residents uncover new vocational, educational and volunteer opportunities they can utilize to help build their skillsets and encourage personal growth.
“We’re extremely humbled by the generosity shown by the partners at United Planners, and we hope they recognize just how much of a difference this money will make to the people of Treasure House,” said Treasure House’s CEO Lauri Tanner. “By supporting Treasure House, you’re helping young adults with cognitive disabilities find purpose and independence while developing real-life skills, and we simply wouldn’t be able to provide the same level of care and attention if it weren’t for these generous donors.”