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North Star Provides Endowment for BBB Students of Integrity Scholarship

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—North Star Resource Group provided the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota with the first ever endowment for the Students of Integrity Scholarships.

“Partnering with the BBB on this endowment was a perfect fit. We feel it honors our history and also helps pave the way to a brighter future,” said North Star CEO Ed Deutschlander during the Ceremony (pictured left).

Presented on October 27th, 2016 at the Torch Awards for Ethics Ceremony, Deutschlander spoke about North Star’s new involvement with the Scholarship before helping award scholarships to the two honorees in attendance. The 2016 Students of Integrity Scholarships honored 3 Minnesota students and 3 North Dakota students who exemplified character, ethics and integrity in how they managed difficult situations. 415 high school seniors across both states submitted entries for the 6 available scholarships. North Star was one of 8 scholarship sponsors for the 2016 awards.

The Ceremony also honored the 2016 Torch Awards for Ethics Winners and Finalists. North Star is the previous winner of the BBB’s 2015 Torch Awards for Ethics and a 2016 Finalist of the International Torch Awards for Ethics*.

North Star established the Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation in 2004 to maximize charitable contributions as a firm. While the Foundation primarily gives back to six causes (Alzheimer’s disease, Ataxia, Bikes for Kids, Breast Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis and Myelofibrosis), it also prioritizes supporting educational programs for students. In addition to providing the endowment to the Students of Integrity Scholarship, many at North Star frequently work closely with BestPrep, a Twin Cities based organization focused on promoting financial literacy to children and teenagers.

For more information on this year’s Torch Awards for Ethics ceremony, visit

About North Star Resource Group
North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides both individuals and businesses with the resources to help create, preserve and protect their wealth. North Star has more than 120 full time advisors and over 150 employees. In a network of 44 offices in 22 states, they have contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 120,000 individuals and small businesses**. To learn more about North Star Resource Group, visit

North Star Consultants, Inc. – Insurance Products and Services. Securian Financial Services, Inc. – Variable Products and Securities. North Star Resource Group offers securities and investment advisory services through Securian Financial Services, Inc.  Members FINRA/SIPC. North Star Resource Group is not affiliated with Securian Financial Services, Inc. North Star Resource Group is independently owned and operated.

*Awards are based primarily on criteria relative to leadership, achievement, recruiting, management practices, community service, team unity and education. Sales are not a consideration. There is no fee associated with this award. Companies must be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau for consideration. Working with this advisor or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.

**Data as of 12/31/2015

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Kristen Bernsteen
PR & Social Media Specialist
North Star Resource Group