By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Green Financial staff at the event – Left to right:  Cait Patterson, Betty Huff, Tim Conway, Chase Lindsay, Amanda Gilbert, Skyler Hoshall, Laura Green, Roger Green, Jason Piper, Brittany Knowles, Kelly Schmidt, Marc Sporn, Stewart Fogleman, Erina Patterson, and Jeannie Gravett

Back to the Green for Success & Charity in 2014

They did it again!  Roger Green and Green Financial Resources, LLC (GFR) in Duluth held their 12th annual Charity Golf Classic at The River Club in Suwanee on Tuesday, September 23rd.  The event was to benefit Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services, and with the help of many local sponsors, such as The Gwinnett Citizen Newspaper, they ended up raising over $40,000 this year!

 Charity banner showing some of what they do for seniors in Gwinnett – most of whom are age 85 and older The Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services (Friends) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer-run organization dedicated to raising funds to privately support or supplement select senior programs in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  Their mission is to privately support or supplement select Gwinnett County Senior Services programs that directly address senior needs, such as the cost of meals for seniors, home repair and emergency assistance, home safety, health and well being screenings, and kinship.  

Many of the seniors served are age 85 and older, unable to drive or to prepare meals.  Many have suffered the loss of a spouse or no longer have family members around who are able to assist them with their needs.  Friends strives to allow seniors to remain in their homes, rather than having to enter a nursing home or care facility, often at taxpayer expense.  

Roger had this to say about this year’s event,  “I am so very proud of my staff for the fabulous work they have done coordinating every detail of this event for so many years now.  We have been able to make a positive impact on the lives of others through this annual event and this year was definitely our most successful tournament and I’d have to say God was smiling on us as He gave us one of the most beautiful days any golfer could want.” 

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Pam Tokarz and Jennifer Orton both of Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services being presented the “check” from Roger Green – over $40,000 directly to the charity from this event!!!!  And a bit more expected to be rolling in!!

Roger Green and Green Financial have had additional recent accomplishments. In February, Roger was again recognized in Barron’s in the Top 1200 Advisors State by State Ranking, a list he has appeared on annually since 2009.  In April, Green Financial was named a Top 25 Finalist for the Gwinnett Chamber Pinnacle Small Business of the Year Awards.  GFR has been recognized as a top small business in Gwinnett by the Chamber 9 times - in 2005, 2006, and every year from 2008-2014. In May, Roger was again honored as the Top Representative at his broker/dealer for the 13th of the past 15 years.   

Ladies Longest Drive winner – Rui YockelDifferent from some other charity events, Roger Green and Green Financial pay for both golf and dinner and also donate many of the raffle and auction items so that all money paid by sponsors and participants goes directly to the charity with no deductions for expenses.  This gets more money to the charity and the event itself helps to promote awareness of the charity in the hope that more will give to sustain the charity or will volunteer their time to help FOGCSS achieve their mission.

Pictured Right: Ladies Longest Drive winner – Rui Yockel

What does Roger feel contributes to this level of business success?  “I believe in what I do, and I have a long term capital appreciation methodology for investing that I stick to in good times and in challenging times.  My firm has always focused on delivering excellent customer service.  I have a fabulous, dedicated staff that supports me and my clients in a tremendous way.   I also have an incredible group of clients who have placed their trust in my guidance!  My profession involves helping others, and God has given me talents and blessings, and I believe I am obligated to use those gifts wisely and to share my many blessings with others.  This guides my life and keeps me focused.”  

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1st Place foursome

Roger Green with Floyd, Floyd, Wright and Joiner

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2nd Place foursome
Roger Green with DeLong, Bottone, Peters, Powers

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Some of our staff ready for the post tournament dinner

For more information on Green Financial Resources, visit www.rogersgreen.com.  

Roger Green is a Registered Representative with Cetera Advisors LLC, member FINRA & SIPC. Green Financial is located at 3700 Crestwood Parkway, Suite 140, Duluth, GA  30096 and is not affiliated with Cetera Advisors LLC.  Inclusion in lists and other awards does not guarantee future performance or success.