Community Involvement

The Striano Financial Group—Community Commitment

To grow and prosper, communities require care. It is the work of many hands ... sharing many talents, many hours, and many gifts. Peter Striano and the members of The Striano Financial Group share this commitment to the community in which they live and work, to make it a better place, to make a difference.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, April 12, 2008 financial representatives, management and staff from The Striano Financial Group volunteered their time to participate in the YMCA Healthy Kids Day at the Boca Raton YMCA. The fair is designed to promote health and wellness for children of all ages. Our focus was on financial fitness as part of a family health program, focusing on the importance of teaching children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits: the building blocks for a secure future.

Acknowledging Members of our Team

Here is a list of representatives and staff and the organizations they support:

Glenn Black, involved with the Teen Challenge, Lifeline Family Center, Word of Life Ministries, Luis Palau Ministries, and New Life Centers.

Raquel Bledsoe, member of the FGCU Alumni Association, Uncommon Friends Foundation, American Lung Association of Florida, Fort Myers Women's Community Club, Vineyard's Christian Fellowship, Heppel Realty, Fort Myers Chamber.

Richard Durnwald, involved in Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Hodges University, Children's Advocacy Center, Estate Planning Council of Lee County, and Rotary Club Fort Myers South.

Lynn Hall, member of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of the Treasure Coast, Education Foundation of Indian River County, The Heritage Foundation and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Steve Kanner, Board Member with the Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence.

Carol Knapp, CLU®, ChFC® is involved with the Kiwanis International Foundation and she is in the Alumni Association of FSU.

Brooke McKernan, involved with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and the Young Friends of Adopt A Family.

Christine Ruhl, involved with the American Cancer Society of Broward County and the Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce.

John Ruhl, member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and involved with the American Cancer Society of Broward County and the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

Joshua Sheats, Board member with the Alumni Organization of Palm Beach Atlantic University, involved in a local Toastmasters Club called Sunset Speakers (is a contest winning speaker) and involved in the Palm Beach County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (PBCARES), an organization that provides communication support to the county emergency management system and the Red Cross during disasters.

Tim Snow, involved with the Boys and Girls Club in Boca Raton.

Patricia Stidham, involved with the American Red Cross of Palm Beach County volunteering on the local Disaster Action Team (DAT) assisting individuals or families that have been displaced by fires, floods etc.

Pete Striano, involved with the National Alliance of Autism and alumnus of Florida Atlantic University.

Lee Ann Thompson, Board of Directors of the East Boynton Beach Little League.

Adi Toth, Manager of the Boca Raton Youth Baseball 11-12 Team, board member with the Palm Beach Society of Financial Service Professionals, and involved with the Coat of Arms Society – St. Joan of Arc Church.

Jackie Weber is involved in the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Council serving Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Broward and Okeechobee counties, and worked as an "Older Girl" Troop Leader for the past 14 years. She is currently a Charter Member of the Girl Scouts & Women in History Committee of GSSEF and sits on the GSSEF Archives Committee. Jackie continues her volunteer on these committees providing history programs for adults and girls alike.


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