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“Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving”: Sharing Our Good Fortune With Our Neighbors

Pittsburgh is a great place to live for many reasons. It provides us with sports teams filled with iconic players to cheer, world-class dining to please our palates and a beautiful overall setting in which to work and live. In Pittsburgh, we care about the well-being of our neighbors and those from throughout the region, which also makes it a wonderful home.

The employees at Fragasso Financial Advisors have happily planted roots in Pittsburgh, and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Our Chairman and CEO Bob Fragasso, who regularly gives back to the community through his volunteer and philanthropic efforts for organizations including Animal Friends, the Rivers Club, Amen Corner, Entrepreneuring Youth, La Roche College and Duquesne University, has set a great example for other FFA employees.

Our firm has been a part of the Pittsburgh community for four decades and regularly lends a hand to our neighbors. It’s simply the right thing to do. We appreciate what we’ve achieved, and we want to help those who are not as fortunate. Our most recent effort to help others in our region came during the recent “Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving.” Every year, the Pittsburgh Foundation hosts the event and matches all donations made to local charities. The Fragasso employees decided to capitalize on the Foundation’s generous offer to match our donations.

Philanthropy is extremely important to our employees, and 100 percent of them participated in “Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving.” In collaboration with LPL’s Invest in Others Foundation, a charity devoted to supporting the philanthropic and volunteer efforts of financial advisors, we donated a total of $500 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Giving back to the community that gives so much to us is a small expression of our gratitude to the region, our clients and our friends. In these tough economic times, we’re grateful for what we have and happy to help those who we can.

Ray Amelio is Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer at Fragasso Financial Advisors, a Pittsburgh-based investment and financial planning firm.  Due to industry regulations, comments are not permitted on this blog.  If you would like to contact the author, please email us at  Ray can also be reached for comment at 412-227-3203.

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