As one of Colorado’s financial services firms, Townsend has a commitment to improving and sustaining our local communities. Townsend is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Through the efforts of our Townsend team volunteers and our contributions, we share our success within the community by giving back to nonprofits like The Salvation Army, CASA and educational institutions such as Front Range Community College.
Educating the community has been an ongoing goal for Westminster-based Townsend. Our team is dedicated to making financial education a priority to all age groups within the community. With our financial advisors serving the Denver metro area, Townsend hopes to educate individuals on money management, banking skills, checking and savings account skills, and credit status.
Townsend Business Scholarship
For most Front Range Community College students, college is not an assumption, but an aspiration. For many, financial assistance is essential. Yet each year FRCC Foundation must turn down almost 80 percent of the applicants asking for scholarship aid because there is just not enough money.
The fact is, Colorado families are struggling. Laid-off workers are seeking retraining, and few students can afford the exorbitant tuition costs of a four–year institution. Unfortunately the state’s education budget has seen significant reductions, and federal and state financial aid sources are also dividing. More and more individuals are depending on the FRCC Foundation scholarships to attend college.
The FRCC contributors are people who care deeply about the importance of higher education. Support from companies, individuals and the surrounding community makes college education accessible for deserving, driven and capable students. These students display a true commitment to education and a strong desire to better their lives, but lack the financial resources to pursue their dreams of a higher education. Today, since the Foundation’s inception, more than $4 million in scholarships, grants, and program assistance has been awarded to thousands of students as well as faculty and staff members.
The FRCC Foundations scholarship awards are part of a comprehensive program — not just a financial transaction. The scholars of the FRCC are a part of something much larger that extends beyond graduation. This foundation has been named that Scholarship Success Program and is recognized as a “real difference maker” toward helping students go to college, stay in college and graduate. The main goal of the Scholarship Success Program is not simply to ensure that each Scholar earns a degree. The ultimate objective is to be certain that every FRCC Foundation Scholar is positioned to begin a productive career in their community upon graduation.
The Townsend Business Scholarship demonstrates a belief in, and commitment to, the positive impact Front Range Community College is making in the students and our local community. We are honored to be a part of an investment that provides much-needed financial support directly to individual students that need it most.
The Salvation Army
William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, was a special type of person, dedicating his life to helping individuals in London who were considered outcasts of society — the homeless, the hungry, the poor and the destitute. Because an army can do more than individuals working independently, these social and spiritual visionaries have joined forces to form an elite group known as the William Booth Society. Jeff Townsend and wife Cayle Townsend became members of the George Scott Railton Circle of the William Booth Society in 2007, one of the most prestigious donor organizations.
It takes a special type of person to give of one’s self to make life better for others. Jeff Townsend is one. He is someone who is always looking for ways to give back to the community and help those in need. Jeff makes it a priority to make sure The Salvation Army is always involved in the company’s big events. Townsend puts on an annual client conference where we ask all clients who attend to bring perishable items for The Salvation Army. Come winter, we pair up with other local businesses, organizing a coat drive. As an industry expert and top financial advisor, Jeff Townsend has received several awards. With these awards, Jeff can receive a plaque or make a donation in his name to the charity of his choice, and Jeff always asks for a donation to be made out to The Salvation Army. Recently, Townsend received an award from The Salvation Army for Doing The Most Good through various contributions.
Like the founder of The Salvation Army, Jeff Townsend sees the potential to change the world by redeeming the lives of the lost. The time, effort and contributions made by Jeff Townsend empower the Army to provide life-changing programs and services in other local communities. Townsend believes that every life changed is a shining victory, a victory that expresses compassion and commitment. As a team, we feel blessed to be given the opportunity to make the difference in the world. On behalf of the Townsend team, Jeff Townsend has inspired us to bring new hope, fresh beliefs and shine the light on those in need. Through Jeff Townsend’s various charitable efforts, we have learned to become an army of salvation. To learn more about The Salvation Army, visit their website.