Throughout 2016, the staff of Gardey Financial Advisors organized a series of fundraising events with all proceeds going to the READ Association of Saginaw County. The events held by Gardey Financial Advisors included the sale of candy, soda, and fruit; holding a cookout; a can and bottle drive, and raffles. Through solely in-office fundraising, Gardey Financial Advisors was able to raise $671 for the READ Association.

For the past five years, the staff of Gardey Financial Advisors has selected a charity to support with a planned fundraising program. The READ Program of Saginaw County was selected for 2016 in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Jonathan Gardey, President and CEO of the firm, stated, “As a locally owned and operated firm, we believe in supporting our community. I am proud that our staff has made this commitment to our hometown charities and am pleased we were able to help the READ Association this year. We congratulate them on 50 years of serving Saginaw County.”

The READ Association of Saginaw County is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help students improve their reading skills and discover the joys of reading.  Primary goals are to motivate children to want to read and to enhance their confidence and self-esteem so that they can read at their respective grade level.  READ strives to instill in all children a love of reading and the value of becoming a lifelong reader.  A child’s ability to read is important to their development to live as happy, successful and productive members of society.

Established in 1985, Gardey Financial Advisors is a comprehensive investment management and financial planning firm. The firm currently manages investment assets for clients in 13 states. As a Registered Investment Advisor, Gardey Financial Advisors is a fiduciary and has a legal responsibility to always act in the best interest of its clients. This ensures advice is based only on reaching a client’s financial goals.

In the photo: Jonathan Gardey, President and CEO of Gardey Financial Advisors and Carol Lechel, President of READ Association of Saginaw County