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Tampa Bay’s V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP of ProVise Management Group Honored for

Charitable Work with Eckerd Connects


CLEARWATER, Fla. July 30, 2020 V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP, Chair, CEO and CCO at ProVise Management Group in Clearwater received Honorable Mention in the 14th Annual Invest in Others Awards for his philanthropic contributions to Eckerd Connects.

The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation established its awards program to recognize the charitable work of financial advisors in communities across the country and around the world. 

Financial advisors are nominated for actively giving back to nonprofits to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. Hundreds of inspirational nominations for the Invest in Others Awards were received this year and reviewed by a diverse panel of leaders in the financial services industry. Those earning Honorable Mention were selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a nonprofit and the community it serves.

Ferrara’s nomination was based on leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact. He has been an active participant in multiple community intiatives for positive change and demonstrated an entrepreneurial vision for the nonprofit—elements at the heart of the Catalyst Award.

The Invest in Others Awards will be presented digitally this year from Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25. One video awards presentation will be unveiled daily on at 4:45pm ET in the following categories: Catalyst, Community Service, Global Impact, Volunteer of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement.

About Eckerd Connects
Eckerd Connects provides loving foster homes for children, and teaches job and life skills to teens and adults in the Pinellas community.

About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation

The inspiration for the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation came directly from the financial advisors who invest in others by giving back to their communities with overwhelming generosity and dedication. Since its founding in 2006, Invest in Others has amplified these efforts by providing a platform for advisors to increase awareness, visibility, and funding to their favorite non-profits. For more information, visit or follow Invest in Others on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

 About ProVise Management Group
For over three decades, the ProVise culture has been to put the client first. From our Clearwater and Tampa offices, we serve more than 1,100 clients in over 30 states who entrust us with their financial lives. We focus on the personal aspects of financial planning as much as the numbers. Our knowledge and experience, combined with a thorough understanding of our clients’ goals, resources, time horizon and risk tolerance, allows us a holistic perspective to provide independent, unbiased support and fiduciary advice. The firm has $1.245 billion in assets under management.

For more information on ProVise and the financial planning services the firm offers, visit


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Media Contacts:

Raymond Ferrara, CFP

ProVise Management Group
(727) 441-9022 ext. 232


Kaileen Cote, Assistant Director of Marketing

Invest in Others Charitable Foundation