Mike McCann, president and founder of Perspective Financial Services, LLC, received Honorable Mention in the 2019 Invest in Others (IiO) Awards for his work with Friends and Supporters of Troop 30 (FAST 30), a local scouting organization. As a result, FAST 30 will receive a $1,000 donation in McCann’s honor.
The IiO Charitable Foundation established its awards program to recognize the charitable work of financial advisors around the world. Advisors are nominated for actively giving back to their communities. Hundreds of nominations are received each year and reviewed by a diverse panel of industry leaders. Awards are presented based on the nominees’ leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a nonprofit and the community it serves. Click here to read the announcement of the finalists.
McCann, an Accredited Invest Fiduciary® and Certified Financial PlannerTM, was recognized in the “Volunteer of the Year” category. McCann has contributed his time and expertise to FAST 30 in many capacities. For instance, he has served as assistant scout master, Eagle mentor, treasurer and board chair. He has volunteered an average of 20 to 40 hours per month since 2008.
About the Charity
FAST 30 was established in 2007 as the chartering organization for Boy Scout Troop 30 (boys 11-17 years old) and Venturing Crew 2030 (co-ed 14-20 years old) in Phoenix. It became the charter organization for Cub Scout Pack 416 (youth grades K-5) in 2016 and for the first-ever all-girl Scout Troop 3030 (girls 11-17 years old) in Phoenix in 2019. Because FAST 30 is 100 percent volunteer-run, active leadership like McCann’s is critical to the group’s day-to-day success and long-term sustainability.
“FAST 30 brings people together to teach and guide our boys and girls in a way unlike any other youth organization I’ve encountered,” said McCann. “Ours is a scout-led group, in which the youth are empowered with leadership and decision-making responsibilities. They’re allowed to make mistakes and to solve problems [within strict safe-scouting guidelines]. With a focus on service, leadership and self-reliance, FAST 30 fosters confidence, adaptability and empathy in our scouts.”