McKinley Insurance Services Hosts Reception for FMU President
$41,000 Raised for University
August 2, 2011
(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - Leaders in business and education gathered recently at the Tower Club to honor Dr. Henry Lewis, III, who was appointed the 12th president of Florida Memorial University (FMU) in November 2010. The event was hosted by McKinley Insurance Company, whose President and CEO Ralph Campbell praised Dr. Lewis for his "Vision 2020" plan for South Florida's only historically black university. Campbell also announced a $10,000 pledge to support the school's ambitious plan for the future.
"We're proud to support FMU and honored to help the university gain more awareness in Broward County as it expands its campus here," he said.
Autonation's Vice President Gale Butler then stepped forward with another pledge for $10,000 a year for three years to fund scholarships.
Businessman John Ruffin, vice chairman of the FMU Board of Trustees, rounded out the evening's contributions by announcing a $1,000 donation from a church in Georgia. Broward College President David Armstrong also offered support for the university, pledging to find ways the two institutions can work closer together.
Dr. Lewis, who previously served as dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A&M University (FAMU), shared his outlook for the school by saying, "My vision as president of FMU is to make it a world class university. FMU will move from good to great."
The FMU Broward campus is located in Lauderdale Lakes. More than 2,000 students are enrolled at both FMU campuses.
About McKinley Insurance Services
Based in Fort Lauderdale, McKinley Insurance operates additional offices in Miami and Orlando. The independent agency represents more than 100 insurance carriers and is licensed in more than 30 states, offering a wide variety of insurance products, including group benefits, disability coverage, student and athletic coverage, life and health insurance, pension plans, commercial property and casualty and consulting services. For more information, visit www.mckinleyinsurance.com or call 954-938-2685.
About Florida Memorial University
Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically black institution offering 41 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. As South Florida's only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized for being the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," and the home of the Barrington Irving, Jr., the first and youngest pilot of African descent to fly solo around the world. Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). For more information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 305-626-3624 or visit www.fmuniv.edu.
McKinley Insurance Presents Empty Bowls Luncheon
to Help Feed Children This Summer.
Champion for the Hungry Marti Forman to be Honored
May 10, 2011
(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) -- Many children look forward to summer vacation, but to more than 40 percent of the children in Broward County’s public schools, summer means going without subsidized meals. In an effort to fill that gap, LifeNet4Families (formerly Cooperative Feeding) is hosting a unique event called the “Filling Empty Bowls Luncheon.” It will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on 401 Southeast 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33301. Tickets are $25 and include lunch and a keepsake ceramic bowl decorated by artists and volunteers in the community. Marti Forman, former CEO of the Cooperative Feeding Program, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The menu will include a selection of soups and bread.
McKinley and Care Access Join Forces to Promote
Health Care Benefits for Part-time Staffers
May 10, 2011
(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) -- McKinley Insurance Services, Inc., a benefits consulting firm, and Care Access Health Plan, a provider of affordable health care coverage for companies and individuals, have joined forces to provide its health benefits coverage to part time employees.
The new program allows staff members, who would normally not be able to access health coverage benefits, the chance to purchase affordable plans for themselves and their dependents. The packages, which start as low as $69 a month per person, include Care Access large network of primary care physicians, specialists, urgent care centers, diagnostic facilities, prescription drug and vision and hearing benefits, all with no deductibles in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
McKinley Insurance Hires Representative Evan Jenne
March 3, 2011
(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) -- Fort Lauderdale -based McKinley Insurance has hired House Representative Evan Jenne as vice president of development and client retention, announced Ralph Campbell, president and CEO.
New McKinley Chief Outlines "Here We Grow Again" Plan for Insurance Firm
Febuary 18, 2011
(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) -- Nearly 100 community leaders, including Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, nonprofit CEOs and McKinley Insurance partners filled Morton's Steakhouse backroom recently to celebrate a new era for the firm and welcome new executives to the team.
Vista Game of the Week
August 25, 2008
In keeping with his personal vision of helping the young people in the community Jim McKinley, owner and founder of McKinley Financial Services, has announced that his Company will be one of the sponsors of the new Vista Game of the Week series to be broadcast over WNN 1470 AM radio.
Mckinley Financial Foundation Scholarship Awards
August 12, 2008
The McKinley Financial Foundation, which is the charitable foundation of McKinley Financial Services, has announced the recipients of the 2008 renewable scholarships selected by the Foundation.