Voya Financial and The American College Announce Second Quarter Veteran Scholarship Recipient

Voya Financial and The American College Announce Second Quarter Veteran Scholarship Recipient

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:30pm

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June 29, 2017 /3BL Media/  - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has awarded its second quarter scholarship to financial counselor Desiree Kaul, who is committed to advancing financial literacy in her community. Desiree is married to veteran Army Major Michael Kaul, who transitioned from active duty last year.

As is the case with many military families, Desiree has relocated frequently since marrying her husband in 1999. Each time she arrived at a new base, she would immerse herself in the community in any way that she could, including volunteering as a financial counselor. In 2012, she was awarded a Fellowship from financial services regulator FINRA, and received her Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) designation. Post-military, Desiree now works for Junior Achievement, a non-profit youth organization that teaches financial literacy programs in elementary and high schools around the country.

In partnership with the The American College of Financial Services, Voya awards quarterly scholarships to support veterans and their spouses, and to foster diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry.

“We’re thrilled to help Desiree expand her skills and knowledge.” said Angela D. Harrell, SVP, Corporate Responsibility, and President, Voya Foundation. “Through our partnership with The American College of Financial Services, we are able to support individuals with military backgrounds, like Desiree, who are helping people make better financial decisions to prepare for a secure retirement.”

To further her financial education, Desiree will be completing the Chartered Financial Consultant® designation. “The more knowledge I acquire, the fewer clients I need to refer to colleagues to accommodate their unique needs,” said Desiree. “Success for me means having the credentials and education required to serve clients holistically, and help them get to where they want to be financially.” 

The American College of Financial Services scholarship recipients are independently selected based on their application and without any conditions to their future career path or professional affiliation. To learn more about the veterans' center and scholarship opportunities, visit Veterans.TheAmericanCollege.edu.

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Nicole Vasile                                                              

Voya Financial                                                                                                             



About Voya Foundation

Voya Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial® operates and its employees and customers live. Voya Foundation provides grants to and establishes signature partnerships with organizations across the country working to create financially resilient youth, and fosters employee engagement to deepen our positive impact on the community. For more information, visit voyafoundation.com

About Voya Financial®

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $505 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

About The American College of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, the College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.

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