Foresters Financial announces Chairman Membership with the IBA

The IBA is proud to have Foresters Financial join us as a Chairman Level Member, and are grateful that they were the presenting sponsor for the 2016 IBA Holiday Party which took place December 13TH, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  This latest sponsorship reaffirms Foresters Financial’s ongoing commitment to do more to support the LGBT community.

“We believe in enhancing lives beyond a sound financial future—we also work toward building strong communities. That’s our purpose and it has been for 140 years,” said Bill Lipkus, President and CEO of Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. “And we are proud to support the IBA as a Chairman Member as it honors the strength of diversity and brings awareness to the LGBT and business communities.”

Through its sponsorship of an array of LGBT events and initiatives, Foresters Financial is helping affect positive change in communities across the US. Most recently, Foresters Financial became a sponsor of The Trevor Project, the only nationally accredited suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth under age 25.

Through 2016, Foresters Financial has sponsored the following organizations and events in support of the LBGTQ community:

  • The EQ/CA Equality Awards
  • The San Francisco Aids/Foundation Tribute Awards
  • The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center Vanguard Awards
  • The Center New York Career Fair
  • The Denver OutFront Power Party
  • The Los Angeles GLSEN Respect Awards
  • The San Diego Stepping Stone Living Out Loud Awards
  • The Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus

We are thrilled that Forester’s Financial chose partnership with the IBA to introduce their commitment to the LGBT Community to the city of Philadelphia.

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About Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. (formerly First Investors)

Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc. consists of a group of diversified financial services companies that include a registered broker-dealer, two investment advisers, a life insurance company and a transfer agent. Foresters Financial Services, Inc., a broker-dealer, helps everyday families reach their financial goals by offering solutions and guidance through its network of financial representatives working in 44 branch offices across the United States. Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. is the investment adviser to the First Investors family of funds, which had more than $XX billion in total assets under management as of XX, XXXX.  Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, Inc., a New York domiciled insurance company, offers a range of insurance and annuity products and maintains an “A” (Excellent) rating by A.M. Best1.


About Foresters Financial

Foresters Financial™ is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion². With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities.³ For more information, visit 

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.

¹ An “A” (Excellent) rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best assigns ratings from A++ to F, A++ and A+ being superior ratings and A and A- being excellent ratings. In assigning the Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company (FLIAC) rating on August 18, 2016, A.M. Best stated that the rating outlook is “stable”, which means it is unlikely to change in the near future. See for our latest rating.

² In Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015.

³ Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.