Our Involvement and Associations

Financial Planning Association

The mission of the Financial Planning Association of New York is to foster the highest standards of ethics, knowledge and skills of its members, and to continually enhance the reputation and integrity of the financial planning process and profession with the general public.

Millon Dollar Round Table (MDRT)

Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is a global, independent association of more than 42,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.


The Society for Human Resource Managment-Long Island Chapter, Inc.

The Five Star Financial Group proudly sponsors and is a member of The Society for Human Resource Management – Long Island Chapter, Inc.

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management.

Women's Venture Fund

Laurinda Ferreira is a proud sponsor of the Women’s Venture Fund

Founded in 1994, The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) is a nonprofit organization that helps women to establish thriving businesses in urban communities with funding and business development programs.

National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is an American professional association.

Founded in 2007, it is the largest business network for professional women in the United States, spanning virtually every industry and profession, with over 600,000 members from diverse backgrounds. In 2013, NAPW.com was voted one of Forbes’ Best 100 Websites for Women.

Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS)

As the preeminent professional organization for women in the insurance and financial services industry, Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) is dedicated to attracting capable women to the insurance and financial services sector, developing their talents and advancing them toward their fullest potential. Each year, WIFS hosts a national conference featuring personal and professional development workshops along with well-known speakers.

Lions Club International

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.


American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.  

Celiac Disease Foundation

Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation established in 1990 by Elaine Monarch to support the celiac disease community by funding important advocacy, education, and research initiatives. In order to further the mission, Celiac Disease Foundation ensures that people living with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders receive accessible, evidence-based medical information and support services to help them live longer, healthier lives.

Family Connect

FamilyConnect is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). This site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Five Star Financial Group proudly supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting communities with a shared determination to help free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund innovative research; provide free, information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer; and help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.