LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Halbert Hargrove, a fiduciary investment management and wealth advisory firm headquartered in Long Beach, CA, announced their sponsorship of the Stanford Center on Longevity 2018 Design Challenge, a global competition focused on encouraging students to motivate and empower others in both their homes and communities. Halbert Hargrove was the founding sponsor of the challenge in 2014 and the firm is continuing its support as a gold sponsor this year.
This year’s Stanford Design Challenge is focused on promoting lifelong healthy habits– including financial, physical, and social behaviors— through designs and services to improve the quality of life. 74 teams of students representing 18 countries across the globe came together to conceptualize initiatives that will positively impact their communities at this year’s challenge. Finalists will receive $1,000 to further develop their projects and travel to Stanford University, where they will present their ideas to renowned industry, academic, and government leaders. The teams will then compete for a grand prize of $10,000.
“Now more than ever, it’s vital for us to continue our commitment of helping the next generation as they begin to plan for their futures,” said Halbert Hargrove Chairman and CEO Russ Hill, an alumnus of Stanford University. “At Halbert Hargrove, we value innovation and advancements in longevity, the same mission reflected in the Stanford Design Challenge. Finding creative solutions to support health and wellness after retirement is a steadfast initiative we’re passionate about, and there’s no better place to start than empowering the leaders of tomorrow.”
“Halbert Hargrove’s continued commitment to the Design Challenge has enabled us to become a renowned event where we can help our society’s youth understand the importance of longevity,” said Director of Stanford’s Center on Longevity Ken Smith. “It’s incredible to watch the diverse and innovative skills that students exhibit during the challenge; their designs are offering solutions to issues that are impacting all walks of life and ultimately are creating a force for positive change.”
The Stanford Design Challenge will take place April 17, 2018. For more information, please visit: http://designchallenge.stanford.edu/.