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First Command sponsors Operation Project Sanctuary Gala

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FORT WORTH, Texas – First Command Financial Services, Inc. is proud to serve as a presenting sponsor for the second annual Operation Project Sanctuary Gala at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

The Gala, which is scheduled for Armed Forces Day on May 20, will feature silent and live auctions, a banquet–style dinner, networking with military supporters from across the country and the latest news on Project Sanctuary's work on behalf of military families.

“First Command is honored again this year to support the Operation Project Sanctuary Gala,” said Scott Spiker, chairman/CEO of First Command. “As a presenting sponsor, we add our gifts and our voice to Project Sanctuary's important work in support of America's career military families as they deal with the physical, emotional and financial struggles and challenges they face as a direct result of their service to our country. By supporting military members, veterans and their spouses with critical programs and resources, we hope to give them the peace of mind they've earned and the feelings of security they deserve.”

First Command is a long–term partner of Project Sanctuary, serving as the organization's exclusive financial planning partner. The company's support has included granting program funding, providing facilitators and materials for Project Sanctuary's financial education workshops and offering complimentary financial advising services to Project Sanctuary program participants for two years post retreat.

“First Command's commitment to families and partners is evidenced by our long standing relationship,” said Heather Ehle, Project Sanctuary founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to have them return as a presenting sponsor, further illustrating their commitment to working with organizations dedicated to addressing the unique and varied challenges that confront America's military family. Because of First Command's tremendous support of the gala and of our program in general, we are able to serve hundreds more families.”

About Project Sanctuary

Founded in 2007, Project Sanctuary takes our military families from battle-ready to family-ready by providing six-day, outdoor, therapeutic retreats in a healing environment and ongoing family support services for two years following each retreat. Project Sanctuary holds a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator, the GuideStar Gold Participant badge, and Better Business Bureau Charity Accreditation. More information is available online at

About First Command

First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Financial Planning and First Command Bank, coach our Nation’s military families in their pursuit of financial security. Since 1958, First Command Financial Advisors have been shaping positive financial behaviors through face–to–face coaching with hundreds of thousands of client families.


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