The Award recognizes NTSA members’ works in two key areas

ARLINGTON, VA, January 16, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) is honored to acknowledge the recipients of the inaugural Ford Volunteer Service Award.

The Ford Volunteer Service Award was established in 2019, NTSA’s 30th anniversary year, in honor of the unique, lifelong volunteer efforts of Richard H. Ford, a lively and dedicated volunteer with the NTSA dating back to its establishment in 1989, as well extensive service with his local community. To honor his legacy of service, the Ford Volunteer Service Award testifies to the retirement industry, tax-exempt and nonprofit communities – as well as to clients and their interests they support – that the excellence and social responsibility which NTSA members evidence enhances their unique partnerships.

The Award recognizes NTSA members’ works in two key areas, key elements that Richard Ford exemplified in his life:

Volunteerism: Activity with NTSA standing committees and projects, through the NTSA member’s donation of time and talent, beyond the norm and with innovative excellence.
Service: Local and/or national community and/or governmental works, through the NTSA member’s donation of time, talent and/or treasure.

The Awardees

At the NTSA 2020 Summit Awards Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, the inaugural NTSA 2020 Ford Volunteer Service Award will be bestowed on three outstanding NTSA members. In alphabetical order, they are:

David Blask, faithful NTSA volunteer in diverse ways for decades. He has been NTSA President, Summit Chair, Awards’ nominator and CRES promoter, as well as involved in advocacy, education, mentoring and promotion. David is engaged in decades-long service as Controller of his temple, which has significant community service outreach focused now with migrants.

Donna Caloia, who, in addition to serving as this year’s NTSA Summit Chair, has been immersed in every aspect of Summit life for several years, leading, encouraging and mentoring dozens of volunteers, and giving back by drawing from her broad and deep experiences. She also has led women’s support and outreach initiatives at Lincoln Investment. And she has done all that while being engaged in service for disabled children through horse riding for more than a decade with the Hand of Hope Center therapeutic riding. Veterans Adaptive Sports also commands her energy and compassion.

Lisa Stubbs is supported substantively by Security Benefit’s own commitment to encouraging employee volunteer work in the communities they serve. NTSA has benefited through her many years of leading and astute follow-through, making for Summit excellence as Chair and mighty innovator, as well as her CRES, advocacy, business intelligence and networking commitments. In her community, Lisa is devoted to and active in Junior Achievement of Kansas, as well as serving on the Boards of Downtown Topeka, Inc., Kansas Children’s Service League and the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.

“Thank you, Lisa, Donna and David, for your leadership. May we be humble enough to accept your challenges,” said NTSA 2019 President and NTSA Awards Committee Chair, Kristine J. Coffey, CPC, CPFA, CRES.

About the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA)

Formed in 1989, the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA), part of the American Retirement Association, represents nearly 7,000 financial advisors, consultants, administrators, and product creators and providers. NTSA has been nationally recognized for its thought leadership and policy expertise regarding public-sector retirement plans. NTSA represents its membership in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country to address issues and design retirement plans that improve employee outcomes. NTSA also provides high-quality education, professional development, and information resources for those involved in the 403(b), 457 and nonprofit marketplace.

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