SOURCE: Bell Investment Advisors

Bell Investment Advisors

June 03, 2013 12:35 ET

Bell Investment Advisors Announces Second Annual Youth-in-the-Arts Grant

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) -  Bell Investment Advisors (bellinvest.com) today announced the firm will award its second annual grant of $5,000 to an Oakland-based organization or program dedicated to supporting arts programs for Oakland youth.

The Bell Youth-in-the-Arts Grant program reflects the firm's belief that the arts enrich the community and contribute to its vitality as well as being essential to a well-rounded education for youth.

"As ongoing cuts in public education typically result in the elimination of the arts programs from schools, we want to be part of the solution to the problem by supporting arts for youth in our community and encouraging other businesses to follow suit."
- Jim Bell CFP®, President and Founder

Local organizations can download the grant application and obtain additional information from the firm's website www.bellinvest.com/about/community. Applications must be received no later than September 13, 2013.

In 2012, the first annual Bell Youth in-the-Arts Grant was awarded to Cal Performances' Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp, a dance camp for underserved youth that integrates life skills training with professional dance technique, thereby yielding transformational change in the lives of the participants. The organization was selected from a group of 34 outstanding organization applicants. The firm found that the AileyCamp is a superb example of an organization that enriches the lives of its participant as well as the entire community and is the type of organization that reflects the mission of the Bell Youth-in-the-Arts Grant.

Jim Bell, CFP®, President and Founder, and Bonnie Bell, Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching, have been long-time supporters of several arts organizations in the San Francisco East Bay area, including the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir, Cazadero Music Camp, and Festival Opera in Walnut Creek. They urge other businesses to become involved in supporting the arts and youth-in-the arts organizations in particular. For more information about these organizations, please consult the Community section of our website www.bellinvest.com.

Bell Investment Advisors, a privately-owned, registered investment advisory firm, managing over $500 million in assets, and in its 22nd year of business, offers investment management, financial planning, and career/life coaching services.

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