Vantage Financial Partners Limited celebrated its 25th year in business by gifting $100 to each of its clients, and asked that the funds be shared with someone in need. A chain reaction of giving has now emerged.

August 26, 2014 (VMPR) – Arlington Heights, Il. To celebrate 25 years in business this October, Vantage    Financial Partners Limited in Arlington Heights, Illinois initiated its own ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign.

Founder, Michael Rohrwasser marked the milestone by giving $100 to each of the company’s clients across the country, and overseas. The initiative has since ignited efforts that have reached individuals not only in the United  States, but as far away as Africa.

The gesture far surpassed what Rohrwasser anticipated when he decided to do something to share his    gratitude. “I am humbled to see such a positive, concrete outcome,” Rohrwasser said. “We have heard back from clients who helped individuals going through chemotherapy, to others who shared the idea with their network—who are now taking steps of their own to continue to ‘pay it forward’.”

Other examples include a local couple who donated to a trust fund for area siblings who recently lost their mother in a drowning accident, to a man who sent the funds to a friend who is a missionary in Malawi, Africa who lives without modern luxuries and has experienced hardships due to his commitment to serve others.

“We know we have played a small part, but are proud to support the movement to encourage others to share their blessings,” Rohrwasser said. “Our team felt this was a great way to share a new type of ‘investment’ strategy with our clients—a strategy with a great return! We believe success is something to be shared.”


Vantage Financial Partners Limited is an independent fee-only financial firm serving corporate executives, families and businesses with a values-based approach to financial planning and investment management services.  The firm published a book in 2014 entitled Investing in Kindness; a collection of Pay it Forward stories shared by its employees.  A blog at shares stories from its clients.


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