Madison Cortland ARC news
(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2012) The Building Futures Foundation for the Madison Cortland ARC is pleased to announce the election of Rob Urtz, III, as president of the Foundation. The election took place at the Foundation’s annual meeting this month. The Building Futures Foundation is the fundraising arm for Madison Cortland ARC.
“I am truly honored to have this opportunity to serve the Foundation as its president,” said Urtz. “Building Futures Foundation provides much needed funding for several underfunded programs at Madison Cortland ARC. We’re focused on helping people who are challenged every day with developmental disabilities. It’s very rewarding to volunteer with such a worthwhile organization.”
Urtz takes over for outgoing and long-standing President Charles Stevens, who has served as president over the last nine years.
“Chuck has done a wonderful job over his tenure as president and has moved the foundation from a start-up to a successful and viable foundation,” Urtz said. “Chuck will continue to serve on the Building Futures Foundation Board, and I look forward to working with Chuck for years to come.”
Urtz sets a high standard for community involvement. In addition to having sat on a number of non-profit boards, he is an active member with the Verona Fire Department where he serves as second lieutenant and is very active with the department’s fundraising and grant proposal writing. He is a long-time member of the Oneida Rotary Club, and is a coach with both Oneida Little League and Oneida Pop-Warner football.
Urtz is employed by Benefit Consulting Group as a financial consultant specializing in investment and insurance planning for businesses and individuals. Additionally, he is a recognized expert in the area of pension plan design and administration. He recently achieved Cadaret, Grant Honor Roll and was invited to join Cadaret’s top performers at its annual conference. Cadaret, Grant is one of the top five privately owned broker/dealers in the country.
Urtz resides in Oneida with his wife Marianne and his two boys, Jackson and Carter.