Clyde Reasner, CAP®, Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor
Each quarter the Foundation will feature one local professional advisor who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life in Hancock County.
- How did you first become familiar with TCF?
My first involvement with TCF was quite personal when my son Adam received a scholarship to attend Miami University of Ohio. He went on to serve in the Navy, receive a Master’s degree in Divinity and is currently pastor at a church in Auburn, IN. My daughter Kate also received a scholarship from TCF to attend Indiana Wesleyn University, later earning a Master’s degree in Counseling from Ashland University. She is currently Director of Ministry for Youth for Christ, Northwest Ohio located in Findlay.
- How has your involvement with the CAP® study group hosted by TCF benefited your practice?
The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® study group has helped me become more knowledgeable and aware in this area of philanthropic planning. Charitable gift planning is much more than just making a contribution to a cause; rather, it is a means for a client to establish a legacy by giving back and making an impact in an area that is close to the client’s heart.
- What is it about TCF that makes it a place to which you like to introduce your charitably inclined clients?
I like to talk to my clients about TCF, as it provides the tools and the assistance for meeting a client’s philanthropic goals. They are the people who will walk you through the steps to make a gift and impact your area of interest.
- What do you find most fulfilling about your work?
The part of my work that is most rewarding is listening to people and helping them meet their goals. Each person is unique with his or her own set of objectives. That’s why we call it personal planning.
- What is your favorite thing about the Findlay/Hancock County community as a whole?
My favorite thing about Findlay is the people. I know that sounds cliché, but every place you go from coffee shops to fast food, local restaurants, and even big box stores, people are friendly, nice and eager to serve.We are very blessed to live in such a place. My son calls it “Pleasantville.” I don’t mean to ignore the challenges we face as a community, but working together as we do through TCF and many other organizations, those challenges will be met.