Wings for Widows
Guiding Widows to Financial Wellness
Wings for Widows
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Chris Bentley is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with a full-service advisory and wealth management practice. Over the past decade as a financial advisor, Chris has helped many clients put their financial house in order after the loss of a loved one. After working with Liane Laurion in 2017 and hearing about how many women like her were struggling after losing their husbands, Chris realized he could do more, and founded Wings for Widows.
Chris is familiar with public charities. He was a board member with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota for three years and an officer/board member with the Minnesota Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association for more than eight years. For more than a decade he has been an advocate, donor, and volunteer for other charitable organizations including Fraser, Pinky Swear, Mobility Worldwide, Cornerstone, Feed My Starving Children, and 360 Communities.
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
Wings for WidowsOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
Wings for WidowsBoard of directors
as of 06/15/2023
Board of directors data
Tamara Block Law
Term: 2023 - 2024
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
The organization's leader identifies as:
Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 06/13/2023
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.