MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 2021
Private Advisor Group, one of the leading Registered Investment Advisors in the U.S., announced that affiliated financial advisor, Stephen Spurrier, founder of Old Orchard Wealth Solutions has secured a $20,000 grant for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metropolitan Baltimore. Spurrier and NAMI were one of six grant recipients through Invest in Others’ 2021 Grants for Good program which provides funding for a wide array of charitable programs for nonprofits in need nationwide.
Spurrier, a lifelong Baltimore resident, is known for helping people pursue their financial goals. When not running his financial practice, he’s active in a variety of community organizations and currently serves as President on NAMI’s Board of Directors. He’s held previous roles as the Treasurer, Vice-President, and has been actively involved with the nonprofit since 2015. He initially discovered the program as a participant taking the NAMI Family-to-Family class in support of his son.
The $20,000 grant he secured will support NAMI’s Ending the Silence education and awareness program which helps participants to know the signs of a mental health condition and learn how to seek help.
Ending the Silence shares education and guidance about warning signs, facts and statistics, and the effects of stigma and negative perceptions about mental illness. The presentation is designed in three variations; for middle and high school students, parents and families, and teachers and school staff.
RJ Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Private Advisor Group said, “Awareness around mental illness and mental health issues is one of, if not the most, significant topics of our generation. It is vital that people receive help and support either directly for themselves or in understanding the impact this is having on those we care about most.” He continued, “Stephen’s dedication to spreading awareness and providing essential education can be life-changing and is crucial to so many in need. We’re honored to work alongside him and organizations like Invest In Others focused on improving the communities where we work and live. Congratulations to Stephen and NAMI.”
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 and other financial professionals to increase awareness, visibility, and funding to their favorite nonprofits. Over the past 15 years, Invest in Others has given more than $4 million to 525+ charities across a variety of causes, including health and wellness, education and youth programs, arts and culture, hunger and poverty prevention, military and veterans and more. For more information, visit investinothers.org.
About Private Advisor Group
Founded in 1997 in Morristown, NJ, Private Advisor Group is one of the nation’s leading financial services firms. Managing over $26.4 billion in assets under management, the firm leverages its expertise to deliver solutions that strive to improve financial outcomes for individual investors and inspire growth, fiduciary adherence, legacy solutions and a client-centric approach for independent financial advisors’ practices. Barron’s has recognized Private Advisor Group as a top ten registered investment advisory firm since 2019.
Barron’s “Top 100 RIA Firms” ranking is based upon quantitative and qualitative criteria including regulatory records, client retention reports, assets managed, revenue generated, technology spending, number of clients, size and diversity of staff, placement of a succession plan, and more. Investor experience and returns are not considered. Neither Private Advisor Group nor its financial advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the ranking.
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