SOURCE: Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc.

July 16, 2008 11:59 ET

Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. Accepting Nominations for Second Annual Charlie Eisenmann Client First Award

Industry-Wide Award Recognizes Individuals Who Exemplify Extraordinary Client Service and Professionalism in the Course of Delivering Financial Advisory Services

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - Dunham & Associates today announced the commencement of the nomination period for its second annual Charlie Eisenmann Client First Award. This award commemorates and honors Charlie Eisenmann, a former colleague who served as Chief Operating Officer for Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. The award will be presented during the Opening Ceremonies at the 11th Annual Financial Advisor Symposium at the Sheraton Chicago on October 14, 2008.

"Charlie believed that true client service and financial advisory excellence begins when you put the client first and provide client-appropriate services based on the client's needs and desires. We can't agree more," said Jeffrey A. Dunham, founder and CEO of Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc.

Mr. Eisenmann was widely revered both inside and outside the firm for his leadership, quick wit, calm demeanor, and sense of humor. He epitomized a set of client-centric values that Dunham & Associates strongly feels should be embodied by the industry today more than ever.

Eisenmann lost his battle with cancer in early 2007. Dunham & Associates created the Charlie Eisenmann Client First Award to encourage other financial services professionals to challenge the status quo, and consistently go above and beyond professional requirements. "Charlie lived his life according to a 'people helping people' philosophy, which challenges us all to raise the bar in terms of how we do business. In the spirit of ensuring that his client-centered legacy lives on, we look forward to reviewing the many deserving nominee submissions and to formally recognizing this year's recipient," Dunham continued. Last year's recipient was Brenda Blisk CFP, CSA, McLean, VA.

This prestigious award is given annually to the nominee who best exemplifies the Charlie Eisenmann Client First Award philosophies. The award recipient receives an engraved crystal award in commemoration of this honor. Eligible nominees include financial advisors or support staff of Broker/Dealers or RIA firms. In keeping with the spirit if this award, nominees need not be producers of any investments or services offered by Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. Those eligible to nominate include clients, financial advisors and/or their support staff, and staff members. Recipients will be selected by way of a Dunham & Associates award selection committee. For more information or to nominate a deserving individual, please visit

About Us

Founded in 1985, Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. (DAIC) is a Registered Investment Adviser and Broker/Dealer. DAIC offers mutual funds in which Sub-Advisers' compensation is tied to performance as measured against an established benchmark. DAIC has specialized in providing investment programs for institutions, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals for over two decades. Dunham & Associates Holdings, Inc., parent company for Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. and Dunham Trust Company, has over $1 billion in fee-generating assets. For more information about Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. and its investments and services, visit or call (800) 442-4358.

Carefully consider the funds' investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund prospectus, which may be obtained by calling us at (800) 442-4358. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Some Sub-Advisers receive a minimum fee regardless of performance and whether that benchmark is met or not.

Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc. serves as adviser and distributor of the Dunham Funds, and as such, receives a separate fee. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Dunham Trust Company is an independent, privately held trust company founded in August, 1999. It is licensed and regulated by the State of Nevada, Department of Business and Industry, Financial Institutions Division.

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