Halbert Hargrove Sponsors the 2017 Stanford Design Challenge, Emphasizing the Importance of Innovating for Longevity

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Halbert Hargrove, a fiduciary investment management and wealth advisory firm headquartered in Long Beach, CA that manages approximately $2 billion in client assets, today announced they are the platinum sponsor of the Stanford Design Challenge, a competition open to all college students around the world who want to design products and services which optimize long life for all. Halbert Hargrove has been a consistent fixture in Stanford University, and has been a founding sponsor of the Stanford Design Challenge since 2014.

This year’s Stanford Design Challenge will focus on designs that improve the quality of life for individuals aging in their homes. Finalists will receive paid travel to Stanford University, where they will present their designs to industry, academic, and government leaders. Halbert Hargrove will act as a strategic partner in creating the structure of the challenge.

“It is very important for us as a firm to remain committed to our focus on youth education and helping prepare them for the future,” said Halbert Hargrove Chairman and CEO Russ Hill, an alumnus of Stanford University who has previously presented the award. “In addition to building a stronger future for students, The Stanford Design Challenge reflects many of the same goals we have at Halbert Hargrove, including innovation and striving for longevity. Empowering youth of the future to innovate and solve future problems is a critical issue we need to focus on.”

“We are grateful to have Halbert Hargrove as a continuing sponsor of the Design Challenge.  Their partnership has helped us grow the Design Challenge to become a premier event for training young designers from around the world in longevity-related issues and opportunities,” said Ken Smith, Director of Stanford’s Center on Longevity. “By using innovative technology and techniques to create practical solutions, these promising students are driving change in the world around issues that face all human beings.”

The Stanford Design Challenge will take place March 30, 2017. For more information, please visit: http://designchallenge.stanford.edu/

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