ATLANTA, Ga. -- First Financial Asset Management (FFAM360), an organization that provides revenue-centric solutions to address all phases of the credit and revenue lifecycle, is proud to support the J.R. Stewart 141 Foundation alongside FFAM360’s Chief Operating Officer and former police officer, Paul Allen. The Foundation is dedicated to the continued legacy of deceased former police officer J.R. Stewart, with whom Mr. Allen formerly served. Mr. Stewart left a legacy of extensive volunteer efforts and law enforcement advocacy in his local community as well as many deep friendships in Las Cruces, NM.
Legacy of J.R. Stewart
Ray “J.R.” Stewart died tragically at the age of 61 on November 27, 2017. The retired police officer was riding his motorcycle when he was fatally struck by a stolen vehicle fleeing law enforcement during a high-speed chase. Mr. Stewart was loved and respected within his community and served as a Las Cruces Police Officer for 35 years. He was an involved member of various police, military veteran, and church organizations where he regularly volunteered his time to serve his community. He was survived by his wife, daughter, grandchildren, siblings and in-laws, mother, nieces and nephews, godchildren, extended family, and many dear friends.
Mr. Stewart was known as a “friend to all.” According to a 2017 statement by the Las Cruces Police Department published in the Las Cruces Sun News, “J.R. was quite possibly the most loved and respected officer our community has known. He served his country and community with honor, and volunteered much of his time to those organizations he held dear to his heart.” Soon after his death, his friends and family united to create a foundation to honor and continue his good work and further the efforts of the causes most dear to him.
Second Annual Golf Tournament
On Friday, September 10, 2021, the Foundation will hold the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course in Las Cruces, NM. Registration is open for both morning and afternoon tee times. The day will include fun, friends, food, and prizes. Business sponsorships are also available. Funds raised will be directed toward the Foundation’s efforts supporting causes that were close to the heart of Mr. Stewart, including Shop with 141 (which addresses low police funding in the area by taking children of law enforcement shopping for back to school supplies, holidays, etc.), NMSU scholarships for children of law enforcement officers, and a sponsorship program for sending young officers to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week Services. Funds will also support the JR Stewart “Buckle Up” campaign, a car seat initiative supported by the organization.
Mr. Stewart was an advocate for law enforcement and their families. The ongoing and increasing need for law enforcement support from the community makes this a timely and effective opportunity for individuals and businesses. Those who would like to support the fund without attending the tournament are invited to donate online.
Mr. Allen served with Mr. Stewart when the two were both active police officers and counted Mr. Stewart as a good friend. Mr. Allen will be participating in the upcoming golf tournament and would love to see you there. he shared, “I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and am thankful to FFAM360 for helping to support this cause. It’s personal for me but beyond that, it’s important to take an active role in supporting our communities and the officers working to keep them safe. We hope others will join in and make a difference.”
About The J.R. Stewart 141 Foundation
The J.R. Stewart 141 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the Las Cruces, NM community to continue the legacy of fallen retired officer J.R. Stewart. The foundation raises funds for initiatives such as the J.R. Stewart Endowed Scholarship at New Mexico State University, a Car Seat Safety Clinic with child safety seat donations (with the assistance of a grant from Allstate Insurance), the Shop with a Cop program for children in need, and more. The organization was founded in 2018 following the tragic November 2017 loss of J.R. Stewart. The foundation is a means for his family, friends, and community to honor his legacy and continue the service and community-building for which he was known and loved. To learn more about the foundation or to make a donation, please visit the foundation's website or Facebook Page.
About First Financial Asset Management (FFAM360)
The FFAM360 Alliance of companies deploys world-class people, operations, and technology to deliver revenue cycle solutions to their clients that optimize their credit and revenue lifecycles. Founded in 2002 with the vision of creating a best-in-class organization that provides comprehensive solutions across the Insurance Subrogation, Healthcare RCM, Financial Services, and Human Resource Staffing sectors, FFAM360 has achieved many significant awards and recognitions including being honored by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”) as a Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise. FFAM360 is headquartered just outside Atlanta, GA, with additional offices in Phoenix, AZ and Paso Robles, CA.