RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) is its 2015 Lincoln’s Legacy Award winner. The nonprofit organization will receive a $50,000 award, resulting from an online campaign in which voters chose the nonprofit they felt best advanced President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of freedom, opportunity and equality through education.
"We are honored to recognize the important role Big Brothers Big Sisters plays in preparing children to succeed and live greater lives,” said Nancy Rogers, president of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group. “Their dedicated team of professionals and volunteers inspire children to achieve their full potential by believing in them and providing unique opportunities through mentoring and ongoing educational programs.”
The Lincoln’s Legacy Award is a key component of “Lincoln’s Legacy,” the company’s three-year initiative that began in 2013 with the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and culminates in 2015, the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the 13th Amendment.
“We appreciate Lincoln Financial’s recognition and the opportunity this award presents,” said Micheal Lawrence, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “With this grant, we look forward to expanding our efforts in the coming year to provide more programs and access for those children who need it most. We would like to thank Lincoln and everyone who voted for BBBSKC. Your support will allow us to help our youth improve their personal, social, and academic performance and provide them a greater chance to reach their full potential.”
In addition to BBBSKC, the other finalists included:
For more information about the Lincoln’s Legacy Award, please visit www.lincolnslegacy.lfg.com.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $223 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@lincolnfingroup), LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at http://newsroom.lfg.com.
About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services, and economic/workforce development.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) is one of the most successful of the organization’s 400 affiliates—creating more than 1,200 life-changing friendships each year. BBBSKC was recently recognized as Agency of the Year and was honored with the Gold Standard and Quality awards from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. BBBSKC is the fastest-growing affiliate in the country—while not compromising on the quality of its services.