With their being no shortage of people who will be happy to take you money for financial gain, Western Michigan University is set to open the newly named Sanford Center for Financial Literacy and Wellness. The grand opening is this Friday, January 18th.

The event will the both the campus and community a look inside the facility whose goal is to teach and improve financial literacy in the Kalamazoo area.
and, with Western being a school, it's other goal is to bring more people into the personal financial planning field.

A multi-million dollar gift by alumnus Todd Sanford, CEO and founder of Sanford Financial Services of Portage, established the center, which will serve students and community members in a variety of ways, including:

·      Financial coaching where trained students will provide financial advice and resources to fellow students and community members, under the supervision of experienced financial planners and faculty; and 

·      Building the financial planning talent pipeline by engaging students in WMU's personal financial planning major. The financial planning industry has a couple of significant issues facing its future--a shortage of qualified employees and a need for a more diverse workforce, including women and individuals of color. Those are areas where the center will have a significant impact through student outreach. - WMU release

The opening event requires an RSVP. 269-387-6059