The LifeQuest World Fund Blog

Let the work begin!

Author | Date Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 4:33 am

Let the work begin! Today was a day full of awakenings…from being two hours ahead of the Eastern time zone meaning the alarm went off at 4AM…breakfast at 4:30 a.m. The conditions of the surrounding area of the girls home is a high walled, barbed wire shanty town. But the fact that 95% of these girls come from homes where they were physically or sexually abused, did not inhibit the welcome that we received. The girls from the home greeted us with coloring pages, hugs and kisses as we worked on building their playground. It was a real awakening to the real purpose of the time we would spend sweating over holes to be dug, poles to be placed and dirt to be moved.

During the day, I was able to meet with Tom Orme of Vision for Chile along with LifeQuest founder TJ Agresti and MDRTF’s Leah Zamora to discuss what we could buy from the wish list with the funds that had been raised from our joint efforts. It became clear that the most of the items on the wish list were now in reach and Monday would be a day filled with shopping to get the items from the list. We cant wait to see the girls faces when the delivery trucks arrive with the new equipment, computers, washer and dryer, microwave and many other things.

So after a day filled with digging holes, making real progress…just about two days worth in one, we are truly delivering on a promise to bring hope to a group of wonderful girls through our presence here in Chile and the playground that is taking shape before their very eyes.

Ted S. Rusinoff, CFP, Executive Director of LifeQuest World Fund a two-year MDRT member and Silver Knight from Hudson, Ohio.

2011 MDRT Foundation Chile Playground Build Volunteers:

Thomas Agresti
David Bishop
James Campbell
Crystal Cox
Allan G. Hancock, CLU, ChFC
Jill Hannah
James W. Hessenthaler, CLU, ChFC
Sharon Hessenthaler
Mr. Craig M. Kilmer
Patricia Kilmer
Stephanie Ann Kilmer
Lance B. Kolbet, RHU, LUTCF
John Marshall Lee, CLU, RHU
Charles E. McDaniels, CLU, ChFC
Smith Mondon
Theodore S. Rusinoff, CFP
Nancy Stolz
Ross Vanderwolf, CFP
Scott Vanderwolf

Project Playground, Santiago, Chile

Author | Date Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 4:33 am

On Saturday, January 29, LifeQuest World Fund teamed up with Kids Around the World and traveled to Santiago, Chile to build a safe and colorful playground for girls at the House of Hope — an orphanage that provides year-round housing and schooling for girls between the ages of 3 and 17. From Sunday through Thursday, volunteers will work as a team to dig holes and assemble the playground equipment. 

LifeQuest World Fund Featured on Channel 4 for its FlightQuest for Kids intiative to bring Katie Kish home

Author | Date Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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LifeQuest World Fund launches Charity-to-Charity (“C2C”™) model for philanthropic giving

Author | Date Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

DENVER – LifeQuest World Fund has launched its C2C program that provides development and assistance services to nonprofits, businesses and individuals looking for new ways to create charitable-giving channels.

By working with LifeQuest World Fund, organizations can use our Charitable Legacy Account®(“CLA®”) to create a Today Fund® and Tomorrow Fund® that supports current budget requirements while creating an endowment program for he future.

“Since the economic downturn, nearly one-third of all charities have failed, so we created the Charitable Legacy Account at LifeQuest World Fund to fill that void left behind,” said TJ Agresti, founder and president of the board of directors for LifeQuest World Fund. “Our C2C model gives us the ability to help those willing to give their lives to charity and turn their assets into legacies today, tomorrow and for generations to come.”

C2C alleviates the need for multiple tax filings and offers a tax deduction even if a charity-of-choice has not been designated upon purchasing the life insurance. 

LifeQuest World Fund also provides donation assistance services for organizations and supports communities through its own initiatives. Currently, the organization has teamed up with Kids Around the World, Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, Hancock Group and Vision for Chile to build a new playground as well as provide much-needed supplies for orphan girls in Chile.

“We’re trying to impact the lives of children who, for one reason or another, are without,” said Jim Rosene, president of Kids Around the World. “We look at LifeQuest World Fund as an enhancement to this goal all the more – to be able to bring this gift to Chile makes us very grateful to be able to partner with them.”

The organization also is one of the very few options for those in the U.S. wanting to give direct charitable contributions across borders.