"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
- Winston Churchill
At Brogan Financial, we care about helping to make the world a better place for our clients, friends, and family. That’s why we choose to donate our resources and volunteer our time at a number of charities and nonprofit organizations throughout the year.
Every January, Jim Brogan represents Brogan Financial and proudly participates in the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation. The 5k open water swim across Tampa Bay is a fundraising event where 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit, which provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and their families.
Brogan Financial is an annual sponsor of The Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee’s Annual 5K Run/Walk. The Butterfly Fund is a non-profit organization supporting research, treatment, and services dedicated to the defeat of childhood cancers. To date, the Butterfly Fund has donated $215,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and $20,000 to CureSearch.
Additionally, we carefully select a worthy charitable cause to support during each holiday season. Together with our employees and clients, we engage with the chosen charity to make an impact on our community. Previous charities we’ve worked with include:
The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. Established in 2000 to serve U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel and their families, the Navy SEAL Foundation’s programs are focused on the preservation of the Naval Special Warfare force and their families. They provide a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, loss, and transition.
The Mission of Hope is a year-round ministry blessed to assist many of our less fortunate Appalachian neighbors with much-needed goods and resources; college scholarships; and help with basic educational, health care and home repair needs. Since 1996, the Mission of Hope has ministered to the people of various counties in Kentucky and Tennessee, from which 80% of the region’s residents no longer have jobs in the coal mining industry.
More information about the Mission of Hope can be found on their site at http://www.missionofhope.org
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Knoxville community. The objectives of this program are: to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons. They work with local agencies to provide meals, secure used clothing, and donate services in the hope of promoting the self-sufficiency of those we serve. The organization has no paid staff; all donations go to those who need it most. The ultimate goal is to provide nourishment for anyone who is hungry and to establish a community center to serve as a safe haven supporting area children and their families.
The Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville provides a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. The House provides a comfortable, supportive, temporary residence near the medical facility where family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. Since opening its’ doors in March 1985, the Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville has provided a home for over 54,000 people.