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Wings For Widows

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Causes: Financial Counseling, Human Services

Mission: We provide personalized financial wellness coaching to help widows move forward with confidence and hope.

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21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud Board Member of Wings for Widows and love the passion the board members and staff demonstrate for our purpose of serving Widows in need. I attended two Wings for Widows Galas as a guest and knew after the last Gala that I wanted to be part of this amazing and growing organization. Making a difference in the lives of people who need it, working along side people who truly care about it, is so incredibly rewarding. I get back so much more than I give. The year in front of us is very exciting!!!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am very privileged to work with an organization that provides such a valuable service to a clientele that is struggling day to day. Everyone involved with the organization is passionate about the mission and meeting the needs of widows.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a widow and a board member I have found this organization provides wonderful services to newly widowed individuals. There are so many decisions to make and it’s a great resource to help you navigate all those difficult times when you are least prepared to handle. It is a free and very worthwhile service to fulfill a great need.

joannef

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I have found Wings for Widows serves such a unique niche in helping widowed people through their individual financial picture. As a widow myself, I understand what an important conversation this can be.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I wish this service has been available when I was widowed! I now can lend a hand up to new widows helping them to navigate forward with such difficult decisions knowing they have an advocate in their corner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As the Program Manager, I can't say enough about this program that serves men and women in the early chaos of widowhood. There are more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. and there is only ONE serving this community of nearly 1 million new widows each year. Wings for Widows provides such loving care and support, using only CFP financial professionals from around the country to provide the best advice, and they DO NOT CHARGE for their services. When you lose a spouse, you need professional help and so many do not have that help available. Thank God for Wings for Widows.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization. Wings for Widows reaches out to widows in the thick of their grief and walks with them as they tackle the financial challenges of their 'new normal'.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been an employee of Wings for Widows for almost 2 years. It is wonderful to go bed at night knowing that my job is making the world a better place. Every day I am humbled by the generous hearts and selfless giving of the volunteers that work diligently at Wings to support widows when they need help the most.

Tammy B.12

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer, board member and referral partner. The service that we provide to widows gives them such relief. Many times a widow is left with a financial situation that she doesn't understand - it may be good or bad, but during a time of grief it is too overwhelming. By being there to guide her through her finances, it is one small way that we can help her to take control of her life in a situation that may feel completely out of her control. And, it is completely free to her. In addition, if she needs further services, such as legal advice, insurance or other services, we have a safe network to refer her to so that she will not be taken advantage of.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since I first learned of Wings For Widows, I have been impressed with the high level of service they provide, and the care they give to each client.
I am a proud volunteer financial coach, and can focus all my time and energy on helping the assigned clients, as there is a tremendous amount of work done behind the scenes to set us all up for success.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Wings for Widows offers that unique service of free financial coaching to widows and widowers. Having seen the trauma that widows /widowers go through first hand and what financial challenges they have also to deal with, and at the same time needing to stay strong for others, I see Wings for Widows filling a valuable need and doing so with the best of what financial coaching can provide . I am proud to be part of this organization.

Jerad J.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very proud to be a part of this great nonprofit!

Tara Conti B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Wings for Widows for about 2 years as a financial coach. This organization fills a valuable and challenging need and they have done it extremely well. The leadership and people in the organization are outstanding! The processes and training and effort to bring a good experience for those helping and coaching and for those being helped has far exceeded my expectations. They are trying to set everyone up for success. I can't say enough good things about the organization. I support them financially and with my time.

Board Member

Rating: 5

In 2017 I was shocked to discover there were no financial resources to help the newly widowed. How could this be? And the more I learned about how the U.S. treats our widowed men and women - more than 15 million in the U.S. today - I decided to do something about it. I founded Wings for Widows on Jan 8, 2018, and have never looked back. Since then, we have built a wonderful team of staff, volunteers, widow-volunteers, and pro bono CFP coach volunteers to provide this much lacking resource to the widow community. It brings my heart such joy to be building something sustainable through the hard work and determination of so many fabulous volunteers. Now, widows and widowers dealing with the financial trauma of loss have somewhere to turn to, someone they can trust to help them through this confusing and vulnerable period.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow, I'm so thankful that I found this amazing group of people after my husband passed away. They had volunteer financial planners patiently work with me to understand my overall economic picture. I wasn't the money person in the relationship so I had so much to learn and Wings for Widows has been a high help in getting me on track.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wings for Widows is a fantastic resource for a widow looking for guidance on how to stabilize the financial part of her life. Approachable, friendly, and professional. I highly recommend their resources for either yourself or a widow you care about.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serving widows is my calling. When the pandemic hit, I knew I needed to increase my pro bono work. I found Wings for Widows, and talked with Chris Bentley. knew this is the organization where I belonged.

People don't like to talk about death. They don't like to talk about death and money even less. Yet, financial concerns are one of the biggest stressors for newly widowed people. Wings for Widows offers support in this overlooked area of need and provides grief support services. The quality of the program is top notch. Not only is financial coaching done on a one-on-one basis, but it is provided by CFP professionals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Wings for Widows from its inception. This organization pursues excellence in everything it does and has adapted and improved month by month. As a widow and caregiver, I find my work with W4W fulfilling and enriching.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a widow who has gone through the stress of handling the financial aspects resulting from the death of a spouse I understand how critical the services Wings for Widows provides are for widows and widowers.

Jo N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wings For Widows is a wonderful nonprofit offering free financial services to widows and an ear to listen with through the toughest time of a woman's life. Losing a spouse is difficult because it is so much more than an emotional loss, often it's also financial. I used Wings For Widows services when my husband passed away to help me sort out some huge financial obstacles and I also appreciated having someone to listen to me. Knowing I wasn't alone and my feelings were normal, really helped me in the second year. I waiting for a year and half to make a call, I only wish I would have called sooner because they were so helpful! I appreciated their assistance so much, that I am now volunteering to help others, and to help spread the word about this wonderful organization!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit helping the widowed community. They provide financial planning services to newer widows or widowers who are navigating the toughest time of their lives after losing their loved ones. It is a very comprehensive review helping widowed develop budgets, finalize estate debts, understanding future financial needs and more. It is all completed by a Certified Financial Planner with no charges to the bereaved. They also provide grief support with classes, zoom calls, widow advocates and more. I highly recommend this wonderful organization.