June 15, 2009
Contact: Jimena Ryan
Washington, D.C. - As part of their annual Business & Nonprofit Philanthropy Summit and Awards, Greater DC Cares recognizes a business leader who strives to balance the organization's bottom line with public good. This year the organization named Tom Raffa Business CEO of the Year for Social Value Leadership!
Since 1984, Tom has been creating a place where positively contributing to the growth and success of the nonprofit community is an intrinsic part of the culture, and where the focus remains "being good by doing good." Raffa's proven commitment to social responsibility, community involvement, and community enhancement in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and beyond is well established. It is a company that is "leading by example, making ongoing contributions to the communities we serve and making it easy for employees to give back. As CEO, Tom has ensured that one of the Firm's sustaining principles has been a commitment to giving of time, resources, and expertise, and he has set the standard that many of his employees follow.
Tom encourages employees to volunteer by helping them find well-suited opportunities, sponsoring registration fees to charitable events, allowing them to volunteer on company time, and by matching their personal charitable contributions to the charities of their choice. Tom volunteers as a pro bono speaker at nonprofit training programs and conferences,and also shares his expertise by contributing articles to national publications covering issues affecting the sector. He serves as a member of the Georgetown University Alumnae Admissions Program, helps the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership place graduate students on nonprofit boards, and has mentored students at the Georgetown University McDonough Business School for more than 15 years. Under Tom's vision and leadership, the firm has also mentored and incubated nonprofits, such as One Economy Corporation and Alliance for Nonprofit Management, which have gone on to become successful organizations.
In essence, Tom has built a mission-driven culture and community of professionals who believe that effective outcomes, client successes, and giving back go naturally hand in hand. Over the years, he has given hundreds of people a place in which to better themselves not only as professionals but also as human beings.
About Raffa, P.C.
Raffa, P.C. was founded by Thomas J. Raffa as a professional services firm and has been in operation for 25 years in the financial services industry. As the most comprehensive nonprofit solutions provider in the region, Raffa and its affiliates strive to strengthen and empower nonprofit clients by providing caring professionals who deliver cost-effective services in areas such as audit, accounting, tax, human resources, technology, benefits, investment, and business processes. The firm also provides sophisticated tax and estate planning support to businesses and their owners.