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Foresters Financial stands proud in support of the LBGT community through The Trevor Project and other initiatives

  • Dec 07, 2016

Foresters Financial Services, Inc. announced today its support of the Trevor Project (the only nationally accredited suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth under age 25), among other sponsorships.  These latest sponsorships reaffirm Foresters Financial’s ongoing commitment to do more to support the LGBTQ community.

The Trevor Project is active and present in middle schools, high schools and universities across the country, helping to save young lives through its free and confidential lifeline (866-488-7386) which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Project also provides instant messaging services, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy.

“We believe in enhancing lives beyond a sound financial future—we also work toward building strong communities. That’s our purpose and it has been for 140 years,” said  Bill Lipkus, President and CEO of Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. “We are proud to support The Trevor Project in its efforts to bring awareness, education, and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth and school communities across the country.”


Through 2016, Foresters Financial is sponsoring the following organizations and events in support of the LBGTQ community:

  • The EQCA Equality Awards (Los Angeles)

  • The San Francisco Aids/Foundation Tribute Awards

  • The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center Vanguard Awards

  • The Center New York Career Fair

  • The Denver OutFront Power Party

  • The Los Angeles GLSEN Respect Awards

  • The San Diego Stepping Stone Living Out Loud Awards

  • The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Season

  • Aids Foundation of Chicago

  • Trevor Live

In 2012, Foresters Financial established a partnership with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) and has been the presenting sponsor of its annual Voice Awards since 2013.  The Voice Awards honors leaders who use their voices to advance human rights and equality around the world.  In 2015, Foresters Financial was recognized by this group with the Corporate Voice Award for using its voice to stand up for equality and inclusion. At the most recent Voice Awards in May 2016, attended by company representatives and employees from across the country, Foresters Financial helped raise $510K toward GMCLA’s programs.


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For more information about the Trevor Project, visit



About Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. (formerly First Investors)
Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. consists of a group of diversified financial services companies that include a registered broker-dealer, two investment advisers, a life insurance company and a transfer agent. Foresters Financial Services, Inc., a broker-dealer, helps everyday families reach their financial goals by offering solutions and guidance through its network of financial representatives working in 44 branch offices across the United States. Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. is the investment adviser to the First Investors family of funds, which had more than $11.2 billion in total assets under management as of September 30, 2016.  Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, Inc., a New York domiciled insurance company, offers a range of insurance and annuity products and maintains an “A” (Excellent) rating by A.M. Best1. For more information visit


About Foresters Financial

Foresters Financial™ is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion². With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities.³ For more information,visit


Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.


¹ An "A" (Excellent) rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best assigns ratings from A++ to F, A++ and A+ being superior ratings and A and A- being excellent ratings. In assigning the Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company (FLIAC) rating on August 18, 2016, A.M. Best stated that the rating outlook is "stable", which means it is unlikely to change in the near future. See for our latest rating.


² In Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015.


³ Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline and instant messaging services, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at





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