This Fund â€“ focused on children and youth â€“ was established on December 16, 2010 with lead donations from Bob Sutton, Jay Stark and Stuart Sutton (as well as additional contributions from clients). As a partnership, they continue to make annual contributions along with the other two partners that have joined the firm since 2010, Tim Hansen and Andrea Hansen.
After 35 years in the financial services industry, Bob Sutton, founder of Sutton Financial Group, knows one thing for sure â€“ financial planning is not just about the money. Bob began his career in December 1975, and his primary goal in becoming a financial planner was to help people plan for their future financial security based on a solid and common-sense financial plan.
In 1990, Bob formed Sutton Financial Group, on the premise of providing objective and reliable advice to clients in the pursuit of their financial security and peace of mind. Bob believed that if you treated people with respect and always put their interests first, then the business would be a success. Bobâ€™s son Stuart joined the firm in 2002 followed by Jay Stark in 2003. In 2011, Tim Hansen and Andrea Hansen joined the partnership. All partners hold the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and share the same philosophy and core values.
As a group, they have partnered to build on the foundation laid by Bob and have worked to leverage that early success. As advisors, they are optimistic, authentic and genuinely happy people. Their happiness comes from a grounded belief system that sees them fully engaged with respect to their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. They believe their perspective on the world is highly correlated to financial success, so they lead by example. Sutton Financial Groupâ€™s purpose it to inspire people to greater life fulfillment, so they are able to impact their world in a meaningful way.
The Sutton Community Impact Fund has been established with that very principle in mind â€“ that we can have a real impact on our community. Their goal for the fund is to see it provide significant benefits in perpetuity for children and youth in Saskatoon and area. They are excited about the potential for building the fund by making regular contributions, and by encouraging their clients to consider where they can have an impact as well. They are excited that some of their clients have already shown interest in supporting the fund. Ultimately, they hope to be an example to other successful businesses in Saskatoon who can also make a real and lasting difference in the community.