PITTSBURGH Family Guidance, an Ohio Township faith-based organization that focuses on strengthening families and working with at-risk youth, will present Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kim Tillotson Fleming with the Jim Leckie Award for outstanding service and heart for families and children of Pittsburgh.
The award will be presented Friday, March 20 at the Fairmont Hotel during the organizations annual spring gala. This Broadway comes to Pittsburgh Gala will feature Ivan Rutherford and friends. Ivan is best known for his role as Jean Val Jean in Les Miz on Broadway. More information at www.familyguidance.net
Kim Fleming has been a wonderful and trusted friend of Family Guidance for many years, said Brian Johansson, president of Family Guidance. The board and staff are honored to present the Leckie Award to recognize not only her indelible impact on our organization but also for her commitment to children and families in Pittsburgh.
Fleming has served as Chairman of the Family Guidance dinner auctions as well as on the FGI Advisory Board. Hefren-Tillotson has been a sponsor of Family Guidance events since 2006 including dinner auctions, golf outings, and the 50-year Legacy Gala held in 2014.
Family Guidance, which originally was called Youth Guidance, was founded in 1964 by the Rev. James Leckie in an effort to help at-risk children. In the organizations early days, many children were referred to Leckie by Maurice B. Cohill, then a juvenile court judge in Allegheny County, who was determined to help children who came to his courtroom who werent bad enough for a detention center, but needed direction.
The organization today currently has over 200 mentors and a large summer camp called Promise Camp in Beaver County exclusively for vulnerable children. Each mentor typically mentors one child, and there are about 200 children on the waiting list. Children typically are referred to Family Guidance by schools, churches, single parents and non-profit organizations. Mentors go through an extensive screening and training process.
Family Guidance also offers a marriage and family strengthening program called TWOgether Pittsburgh, which has, in the last seven years, served over 12,000 people.
Hefren-Tillotson Inc., is a leading diversified financial services firm providing investment and retirement plan management and comprehensive, financial planning through MASTERPLAN for individuals and businesses. The firms wealth management services are administered by Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professionals, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holders, attorneys, Chartered Life Underwriters, and CPA/PFAs. Hefren-Tillotson offers corporate services including 401 (k) retirement planning, executive financial counseling, fiduciary reviews and workplace financial planning seminars. Founded in 1948, the firm is headquartered in Pittsburgh and has offices located in Pittsburgh, Butler, Greensburg, South Hills, and Wexford.