The Rising Professional Advisors Council is comprised of respected estate planning experts—financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, and more—who have at least four years of experience in a discipline which provides opportunities to participate in philanthropic planning. Partnering with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, they learn about our community impact work and the ways their clients can support these initiatives through planned gifts and other charitable vehicles.
Members benefit from our targeted programming and informational sessions on topics addressing current trends and best practices in the nonprofit world, in particular, Fairfield County. We offer networking opportunities with peers and other local professional advisors, as well as philanthropic experts. And we keep our Advisors informed through newsletters and featured publications.
Membership is by invitation only. To learn more about our Rising Professional Advisors Council, please contact Pablo Colón,
Director of Development & Philanthropic Services, at 203.750.3200 or PColon@FCCFoundation.org.
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Making a difference right here, where we live.
We gratefully acknowledge our Rising Professional Advisor Council members:
Amar Bellara, LUTCF
Bellara & Associates LLC
Kerry Connell, CFP®
HTG Investment Advisors Inc.
Spencer M. Cooper, CPA, CFP®
RZH Advisors LLC
Tatiana F. DaSilva, Esq.
Cohen and Wolf P.C.
Jennifer A. DeAlmeida, CTFA
Wells Fargo Wealth Management
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Travis L. Hood, CPA
Kahan, Steiger & Company P.C.
Sylvia M. Kapica, Esq.
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
Alexandra L. Mililli, AWMA
UBS Financial Services Inc
Stephen M. Napier, Esq.
Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara LLC
Kaitlyn Pacelli, Esq.
Wiggin & Dana LLP
Gregory J. Pepin, CPA
Reynolds & Rowella LLP
Zachary M. Rawlings
Lenox Advisors, Inc.
Cara Santoro, Esq.
Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Andrew B. Seiken, Esq.
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Alyssa V. Sherriff, Esq.
Brody Wilkinson PC
Matthew E. Smith, Esq.
Wiggin & Dana LLP
Margaret St. John Meehan, Esq.
Day Pitney LLP
Luke T. Tashjian, Esq.
Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC
Charles W. Tricomi, Jr., CFA, CFP(r)
Contact us for more information:
Director, Development & Philanthropic Services