The Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C., will be honoring Mr. Tom Raffa with the Lido Civic Club Man of the Year award. The event will take place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Tom Raffa is President and CEO of Raffa, PC, a B-Corp certified, national top 100 accounting, consulting and technology firm specializing in nonprofits and socially responsible business, Raffa Financial Services, Inc. , an insurance and investment products and services provider, and Raffa Wealth Management an investment consulting and financial planning firm serving private foundations and philanthropic high-wealth individuals.
He has been a leader in rethinking corporate philanthropy as well. One example of his commitment to social change driven by business is the nonprofit Companies for Causes which Raffa founded In an effort to enhance philanthropic engagement from the US business community and drive strategic impact, and for which he was awarded the 2014 Pearl Foundation Award for Innovation in Philanthropy.
Tom is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, its Taxation Division and the subcommittee on nonprofit taxation. He is a founding board member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and the Alliance for Nonprofit Insurance. Tom is a graduate of Georgetown University and member of the Georgetown University Alumnae Admissions Program. He has served as a mentor at the Georgetown University McDonough Business School for almost three decades and currently serves on six nonprofit boards. Tom is a consummate example of DO MORE in every aspect of his life.
The Lido Civic Club, founded in 1929, is an Italian American organization dedicated to serving the Washington Metropolitan community through its civic and charitable activities. Since 2004, the Lido Civic Club has provided more than $517,000 in college scholarships to deserving students. The Club’s charitable programs include the wounded warriors, the homeless, the elderly, orphans, and natural disaster victims. The Lido Civic Club has also worked to promote the teaching of the Italian language.
Among the former recipients of the Lido Civic Club annual awards are: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Ambassador Constance Morella, Congressman Peter Rodino, Dr. Joseph Gallo, Mario Andretti, Jack Valenti, and General Peter Pace, to name a few. Speakers at past events over the years have included Fiorello LaGuardia, Rudy Giuliani, and Justice Antonin Scalia.
Proceeds from the event will help support the Lido Civic Club’s scholarship and charity efforts.
Category: Italian Americans