NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages, recognizes, and supports the philanthropic and volunteer activities of financial advisors, announced today that seven new members have been elected to serve on the Foundation's Board of Directors.
"We are thrilled to welcome to our Board seven senior leaders who represent firms and organizations across the financial services industry. They believe strongly in our mission and the importance of highlighting the ways in which financial advisors change the lives of those in need in communities across this great nation and around the world," said Bill Dwyer, Chairman of the Board of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. "As Invest in Others continues to grow, we will draw on their expertise, insight and leadership."
The new Board members are:
Guy Adami, CNBC Contributor
Wayne Bloom, CEO, Commonwealth Financial Network
Stephanie L. Brown, Of Counsel, Markun Zusman Freniere Compton LLP
Mark Goldberg, Managing Director, W.P. Carey, Inc. and President, Carey Financial, LLC
John Hyland, CFP, Managing Director, Private Advisor Group
Joseph G. Imbriani, Esq., CPA/PFS, Partner, Taylor, Ganson & Perrin, LLP
William Kahane, Founder, AR Capital and CEO, RCS Capital
"We look forward to further strengthening and expanding this board with industry diversity," said Dwyer.
The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation honors excellence in philanthropy through its Community Leadership Awards. Hundreds of financial advisors from firms across the industry are nominated each year by their peers for exemplifying outstanding leadership qualities and actively volunteering to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. This year's awards dinner is Thursday, September 18 in New York City, where the following awards will be presented: Catalyst Award, Community Service Award, Global Community Impact Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Invest in Others will donate over $150,000 to the designated charities of the finalists and winners.
Following this year's awards dinner, Invest in Others finalists, winners, top sponsors, and Board members will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Time Square on Friday, September 19. In honor of the occasion, Bill Dwyer will ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell.
About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
Established in 2006, the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity founded with the mission of encouraging, recognizing, and supporting the philanthropic and volunteer activities of financial advisors in communities across the country and around the world. The Invest in Others mission is achieved through a community-based approach to philanthropy that seeks to strengthen neighborhoods from within by empowering those who are committed to serving others in their professional and personal lives. As mentors, volunteers, fundraisers and leaders, financial advisors lend their unique skills and perspectives to the challenges and opportunities facing their neighbors. Invest in Others is proud to support and promote these efforts to better our world one community at a time. For more information, visit www.investinothers.org.
Jessica Dunham, Director of Communications
SOURCE Invest in Others Charitable Foundation