The Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP) has elected Dr. Dave Yeske, CFP® — Director of GGU’s Financial Planning programs and Distinguished Adjunct Professor — as a new member of its Board of Trustees. Dr. Yeske joins fellow members who are leaders of the nation’s top financial services companies including AIG Financial Distributors, Fidelity Investments, Schwab Advisor Services, and BlackRock.
The FFP provides pro bono financial planning to wounded veterans, domestic violence survivors, people with serious medical diagnoses, and other vulnerable populations. This charitable organization has delivered $6.6 million in grants to nonprofits to support financial capability programs, worked with partners to activate more than 15,000 volunteer financial planners to serve their communities, and acted as a leader and catalyst to embed a rich commitment to pro bono across the financial planning profession.
“Dr. Yeske, who describes himself and his team as ‘Financial Planning EvangelistsSM,’ has made national TV appearances, led professional organizations, and published articles and books such as Evidence-Based Financial Planning: To Learn . . . Like a CFP. The financial planning investment strategy he pioneered—The Yeske Buie Approach—has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal. The Financial Planning Association®(FPA) has recognized Dr. Yeske as one of the profession’s leading minds by awarding him their highest honor—The P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award (2017). He earned a Doctorate in Finance from GGU in 2010.
Jon Dauphiné, Chief Executive Officer of the FPP, says: “Our Board of Trustees represents the best and brightest of the profession – from individual practitioners to corporate leaders, all committed to giving back.” The contributions of the new trustees will be especially valuable as FFP continues to grow its Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign, which is fueling the development of programs that can help lower-income families navigate the costs of a serious cancer diagnosis.