Thursday, April 24, 2014
William G. Hammond, CFP® recently made a donation to the University of West Georgia Foundation to provide financial support for UWG Newnan. The donation will be used to fund facility enhancements and a portion of the donation will be placed in the Newnan Center Facilities Endowment.
“This was a great way for me to give back to the community,” said Hammond. “I feel if you were born and raised in Newnan, moved back after college and raised your family in Newnan, earned your living in Newnan and will retire in Newnan you should feel an obligation to give back and create an even better place for the next generation. I wanted to do something for the city of Newnan and the University of West Georgia. My gift accomplished both.”
Hammond’s donation was done in honor of his parents, Harold and Polly Hammond. “They gave me life, raised me and molded me into the person I am today,” said Hammond. “How can you ever repay your parents for all they did for you? You cannot. My gift is only a small token of my appreciation.”
In recognition of his donation, Hammond will receive the naming of the UWG Newnan Interior Courtyard, where his parents will also be recognized.
Hammond, a Certified Financial Planner™, is the founder of Hammond Investment Planning Corporation, a Registered Investment Advisor and financial planning firm in Atlanta, Ga. He has been a member of The Financial Planning Association since 1974 and Institute of Certified Financial Planners, now Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., since 1975.
Hammond has participated in several of the Atlanta Journal “Money Makeover” columns and has been quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. With over 30 years experience, Hammond was named one of the 120 best financial advisors for doctors by Medical Economics and was featured on the cover of Boomer Market Advisor in February 2006.
“I believe those of us who have been blessed financially need to share their blessing with others,” said Hammond. “I also believe we are merely temporary stewards with assets we have been trusted with and if we want to leave this world a better place, it is up to each of us to do our part.”