Certified Financial Planner™ | Author | Public Speaker
Lawrence Funderburke (aka Mr. Fundy) is a man on a mission to assist the body of Christ in becoming better stewards. Lawrence’s compelling story of personal brokenness is a testament to his transparent nature and semantic gift. Using his vast life experiences as the backdrop, he shares sensitive information about his struggles and God-ordained character tests in a concise and convicting manner that points others to the Cross of Christ. “Self must be crucified," he highlights, “so that Jesus can be glorified."
As a former NBA player, certified financial planner, and entrepreneur, Lawrence is a seasoned speaker who can reach audiences far and wide, from education to business to philanthropy to Christian-based settings. Lawrence and his wife Monya operate several businesses together. For over two decades this tag-team duo has offered life-transforming programs and cutting-edge curriculum to low- and middle-income communities around the country through the Lawrence Funderburke Youth Organization (LFYO), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Funderburkes have two children.
A certified financial planner refers to the certification owned and awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. A CFP takes a holistic view of personal or family finances to meet life goals. The CFP designation is awarded to individuals who successfully complete extensive training and educational requirements dealing with the principles of general financial planning including (but not limited to) life planning, money management, estate planning, retirement planning, tax planning, investment planning, college planning, and insurance planning. For more information, please contact us.
Lawrence Funderburke is the author of three books. His first publication, Hook Me Up Playa! takes a behind-the-scenes look at the financial pitfalls facing today’s professional athletes. In 2018, Funderburke published Sociopsychonomics: How Social Classes Think, Act, and Behave Financially in the Twenty-First Century. This book examines the embedded social class mindsets, habits, and decisions that pervade our American culture, though most of us are unaware that we behave in such a fashion. His most recent publication is The Stewardship Playbook: Biblical Guidelines and Practical Tools to Handle God’s Possessions with Diligence and Care. This book will help Christians settle the issue of Lordship in stewarding the resources God the Father has placed under our care. To purchase, please contact us.
Lawrence Funderburke is a highly sought after and seasoned public speaker on a variety of compelling topics. His inspirational story is a testament to his Christian faith while being reared in a difficult and dysfunctional, single-parent, impoverished environment. He is well-versed in addressing the issues that confront for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike, and can make a heart-to-heart connection with any demographic across the age and social class spectrum. He loves motivating and encouraging people. Please contact us if you or your organization is interested in having Funderburke as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, or leadership coach.