Press Release: Financial Pathways of the Piedmont Wins Top Nonprofit Award

We’re proud to announce that Financial Pathways of the Piedmont received the state’s highest honor for nonprofits on September 18, 2014, from the N.C. Center for Nonprofits. The Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Awards recognize organizations that use exemplary nonprofit practices to be good stewards of the community’s trust and resources. The Center presented the award at its statewide conference in Research Triangle Park attended by 800 nonprofit, business, and government leaders.

In a press release issued by the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, Peter Laroche, FPP President and CEO, is quoted as saying, “I believe everyone deserves an opportunity for financial well-being. We do help people manage financial crises, but we also help them address all aspects of personal finances, such as saving, budgeting, improving their credit, using credit wisely, resolving debt, and succeeding at homeownership.”

Financial Pathways was honored for its innovative collaboration with The Enrichment Center, another nonprofit providing great benefit to its community.

“We are honoring FPP today for its innovative collaboration with another great nonprofit, The Enrichment Center, to continue vital services to the community that were in jeopardy,” says Jane Kendall, president of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits.

“The two organizations decided to move the program, including staff, from The Enrichment Center to FPP. Their partnership gave one nonprofit a ‘way out’ from a program that had outgrown its origins. And, it gave another nonprofit a way to use its experience to serve more clients in a way that helps everyone.” The goal of Financial Pathways of the Piedmont has always been to provide the individuals and families in the communities we serve the education and assistance they need to create a better financial future for themselves.

You may read and download the full press release here

We are also proud to have received the following letters from North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan and the N.C. Center for Nonprofits in recognition of this award.