SOURCE: Rodgers & Associates

Rodgers & Associates

November 15, 2013 07:00 ET

Wealth Management Firm to Help Sponsor Marathon Online Charitable Drive

LANCASTER, PA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2013) - Financial planner Rick Rodgers, (, through his firm Rodgers & Associates, is partnering with a local community foundation to sponsor an online 24-hour charity marathon on Nov. 22.

The 2013 Extraordinary Give, in its second year, provides prizes and bonus money for charities in contests designed to make the event a festive and friendly rivalry among donors. It's an excellent model for how businesses can work with local non-profits to inspire giving that benefits everyone in the community, says Rodgers, author of "The New Three-Legged Stool: A Tax Efficient Approach to Retirement Planning."

"We support the Extraordinary Give because it unites individuals and other businesses in the goal of building a healthy community," he says. "The Extraordinary Give makes philanthropy accessible, fun and easy."

From midnight to 11:59 p.m. Nov. 22, Lancaster businesses and residents will be encouraged to donate to one or more of 250 local charities via The greater the percentage of total donations a charity receives, the more it gets in "stretch" money from a $250,000 pool provided by Rodgers & Associates and the Lancaster County Community Foundation. Everyone can watch each charity's progress live via a leader board on the website.

The partners are also providing $50,000 in prize money through contests such as the Early Bird Challenge: The first 10 organizations to receive 50 unique gifts of $25 or more gets a grant prize of $1,000.

"In its first year, The Extraordinary Give raised $1.69 million -- amazing for a county with just over 500,000 residents," Rodgers says.

Rodgers & Associates, which specializes in meeting the needs of high-net-worth investors who are retired or looking to retire within a few years, has long supported charitable causes.

"We believe that 'to whom much is given, much is expected,' and we sincerely enjoy giving back," says Rodgers, who purchased a large, 19th-century manor house in 2011 to house his office and to provide a free venue for local non-profits to hold events.

About Rick Rodgers

Certified Financial Planner Rick Rodgers is president of Rodgers & Associates, "The Retirement Specialists," in Lancaster, PA. He's a Certified Retirement Counselor and member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisers. Rodgers has been featured on national radio and TV shows, including "FOX Business News" and "The 700 Club," and is available to speak at conferences and corporate events.

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