Leading By Example: Wesley Financial Group Featured in Fortune Magazine

Written by: Chuck McDowell Updated: Dec 01, 2022 Published: Mar 03, 2021 2 minute read

Wesley Financial Group, LLC was featured in Fortune Magazine's article about the companies who let their core values guide their strategy and helped those who needed it most in 2020. Below is an excerpt from the Fortune article that was published in their February/March 2021 issue. For the full article, please see the images below.

Another firm that made a significant impact in 2020 is Wesley Financial Group, LLC, a Franklin, Tenn.–based consumer advocate that specializes in timeshare cancellation and timeshare debt elimination for individuals and families. Founder and CEO Chuck McDowell named the company for John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, after one of his quotes stuck with him: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

“That quote is pretty much how and why we do what we do,” McDowell says. “It’s a personal thing for me, and I try to make it a personal thing for all of our employees too.”

Putting those words into action, in 2020 McDowell personally donated more than half a million dollars directly to families and local churches in Tennessee. And he set an example for the rest of the company; employees managed to raise tens of thousands of dollars for local charities and people in need through individual efforts and corporate initiatives. Wesley Financial Group also stepped up its charitable work significantly in the wake of the pandemic. The firm took on pro bono cases for 114 families to help them get out of timeshare commitments they could no longer afford. They increased their support of nonprofits like the Jason Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide. According to McDowell, supporting the organization was even more important this year because of the widespread depression that has resulted from job loss and isolation. McDowell is also establishing a foundation that will raise money to help small businesses weather this economic storm, with a jump-start from a personal donation of $500,000.

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