Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
In 2012, Northwestern Mutual began its journey and partnership with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to search for a cure for childhood cancer by providing support to families battling the disease and survivors struggling with treatment late effects. In addition to funds raised by various Network and District offices, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation provides a substantial grant to ALSF each year.
Alexandra "Alex" Scott, through struggling with terminal cancer, hosted lemonade stands in her front yard to raise money to find a cure. In 2005, Alex's parents, Liz and Jay Scott, established ALSF in honor of their daughter and her courageous efforts. Since the foundation's inception, ALSF has managed to raise $95 million for pediatric cancer research and has funded more than 450 research projects.
Clarity Financial Planning Group, along with Northwestern Mutual's Philadelphia office, has actively been involved with the annual ALSF Lemon Run, which is located right in our backyard - Fairmount Park. Each year people from our team and network office come together to participate in the 5K Run/Walk, which is organized by ALSF. To learn more about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit their website.
Claude Giroux Foundation
Clarity Financial Planning Group founding partner, Richard Brown, is an active Board Member for the Claude Giroux Foundation. Growing up playing ice hockey, Rick was excited to join Claude Giroux's effort, through the CG Foundation, to make an impact in the Philadelphia community and beyond. Established in 2014, the CG Foundation partners with local organizations that attempt to change the lives of children in Philadelphia. Rick and his team actively participate in annual CG Foundation events, such as the Casino and Comedy Nights.
Clarity Financial Planning Group founding partner, Nicholas Kemp Jr., has served on the Benchmark School Board of Trustees since 2013. The Benchmark School is actively committed to helping students in grades 1-8 who learn differently or have yet to reach their academic potential, develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to become lifelong learners, thinkers, and problem-solvers. Benchmark School, located in Media, PA, has an enrollment of approximately 185 full-time students from the five-county Philadelphia region, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.