Richard S. Brown’s Work with Starkey Hearing Foundation Recognized with Invest in Others Global Leadership Finalist Nod

JNBA’s Chairman and CEO Richard S. Brown has been named a finalist in the 2019 Invest in Others Awards, which recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors in communities across the country and around the world. He is one of three finalists for the Global Impact Award for his work with the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

According to the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, nominations are evaluated based on an advisor’s leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a nonprofit and the community it serves. Award finalists and winners receive generous donations from Invest in Others to their designated charities: Finalists’ charities will receive $10,000, and winners’ charities will receive $40,000. Winners will be announced at the annual Invest in Others Awards Gala on Sept. 26 in Boston.

“All of us at JNBA are incredibly proud of what Richard and the Starkey Hearing Foundation have been able to accomplish together over the years, and this recognition is another reminder of the impact they continue to have on our global community,” said Kim Brown, President of JNBA Financial Advisors. “Their partnership is an amazing example of how passionate people working together for a cause can change countless lives all over the world.”

The Global Impact Award is presented to an advisor who has made a lasting impact on a community in another country by actively serving as a volunteer for at least three years with a charity whose primary mission is to help those who live outside the United States. Richard has been a board member of the Starkey Hearing Foundation since 2012 and has served as President and Board Chair since 2013.

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized for being a part of an organization and mission I feel so strongly about,” he said. “I was motivated to become involved when I learned of the huge issue of hearing healthcare needs around the world and co-founders Bill and Tani Austin’s commitment to the cause. When I met Bill, who is passionate about how we’re a planet of people meant to be heard and understood, I knew I wanted to be part of the solution. I met him at an event one evening, he invited me on a mission that left the next morning – and I said yes. When I heard him articulate the need and saw Starkey’s life-changing programs and missions in action, I said, ‘I want to be part of this.’”

“With Richard Brown’s help, we have built a truly global hearing healthcare system,” said Tani Austin, co-founder, Starkey Hearing Foundation. “He has taken it to new heights under his leadership. You can truly tell when someone is genuine about their philanthropy, their caring, their giving. And I can tell you that Richard gives his all when it comes to this global endeavor, so the world may hear. The role Richard plays with the Starkey Hearing Foundation has helped us do the impossible. With his help, we’ve literally changed the world.”

In 2011, Richard was named a finalist for the Invest in Others Community Service Award for his work with Special Olympics Minnesota.



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