Higher Achievement Honors Madison Senior Wealth Advisor, Rick England
Madison Senior Wealth Advisor, Rick England, CFP, received honors at this year’s Higher Achievement “Going Places” Gala. Rick has been a long-time supporter and champion of Higher Achievement and currently serves on its national board as well as the Fund Development Committee.
Over 350 people gathered at the Warner Theater for this year’s gala, including several members of the Madison team. The evening featured a performance by Higher Achievement “scholars” and alumni speakers, who shared their personal experiences with the audience.
The event was a big success, raising close to $700,000 – thanks to individual, foundation, and corporate giving, including Madison Wealth Management.
Higher Achievement provides rigorous academic mentoring and support focused exclusively on middle-schoolers in underserved neighborhoods. Programs include after-school homework coaching and intensive small-group academic mentoring. Summer programs offer classes in math, literature, science and social studies, plus field trips and college visits.
Now based in four cities, – DC Metro, Baltimore, Richmond, and Pittsburgh – Higher Achievement is a growing organization. At the most critical time for these young scholars, Higher Achievement helps to shape values, instill confidence, and provide leadership skills. In fact, 95% of Higher Achievement scholars graduate high school on time. And, Higher Achievement alumni number more than 10,000. Many have gone on to become engineers, artists, lawyers, educators, and business executives.
The Madison team congratulates Rick on being honored by Higher Achievement, an outstanding organization that truly makes an impact in the lives of at-risk youth!