Flying Doctors Chairman Honored

Flying Doctors Chairman Honored

Atlantan Michael Altman is being honored for his work with Flying Doctors of America.

Michael Altman
Michael Altman

Michael Altman, the managing director and private wealth adviser at Ameriprise Financial in Atlanta, has been announced as one of three national finalists for the Global Community Impact Award as part of the 11th annual Invest in Others Awards.

Altman is being honored for his work with Flying Doctors of America, which will receive a $5,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. If Altman wins his category, the donation will increase to $20,000.

The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisers and financial services firms across the country and around the world. Advisers are nominated by their peers for giving back to nonprofits to improve their communities and make differences in the lives of others.

There are five award categories for advisers and two for financial services companies.

Invest in Others received hundreds of nominations. The finalists were selected based on leadership, dedication, contributions, inspiration and impact.

As a Flying Doctors of America volunteer, Altman leads medical missions to developing countries with medical professionals. He has served on the board of directors for 25 years and now leads the board as chairman and CEO.

In the early 1990s, when Flying Doctors was established as a nonprofit, Altman helped its founder with accounting, logistics and fundraising models. The organization has conducted more than 300 missions and treated more than 300,000 people.

Most recently, Altman led multiple trips to aid Syrian refugees.

The award winners will be announced at a gala Sept. 28 in New York.

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