I have participated in my local guardian ad litem program for a number of years—and while sometimes it is hard to see these children caught up in the system, I am grateful for the opportunity of making a difference in their lives as their representative.
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) November 30, 2014
Advanta IRA Services strongly believes in building relationships within their community in an effort to strengthen the community as a whole by helping others. Last year, the firm supported the State of Florida Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program by collecting and matching gift card and cash donations for the youth representatives. This year, the self-directed IRA administrator plans to collect toys for the children the guardian ad litem program represents.
Jack Callahan, managing partner of Advanta IRA Services, is himself a guardian ad litem in Florida. “I have participated in my local guardian ad litem program for a number of years—and while sometimes it is hard to see these children caught up in the system, I am grateful for the opportunity of making a difference in their lives as their representative.” Often these children are either displaced from their homes or involved in unpleasant situations during the holidays, for birthdays, or other special occasions. Toys collected by the company are to be donated to these children in the hopes to bring some happiness to their lives during these times.
According to The State of Florida GAL program, “Thousands of abused and neglected children become the subject of judicial proceedings each year in Florida through no fault of their own. The State of Florida Guardian ad Litem program trains and certifies citizens to represent the best interests of their assigned child(ren).” GALs volunteer their time to fulfill life-changing obligations—representing the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court deprivation cases. Through hard work and dedication, GALs provide independent recommendations to the courts in the best interests of the children.
Advanta IRA Services assists clients across the nation, providing unsurpassed administration of over $700 million in assets held in self-directed IRA accounts. The firm is kicking off their toy drive at a client appreciation event on December 10 at the Chart House in Tampa. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to the event and the firm plans to match each toy received with a $10 cash donation to the guardian ad litem program. By doing so, Callahan and his team hope to raise awareness of the FL GALs and the importance of the program.
For more information about participating in the toy drive, please contact Larissa Green by calling (727) 581-9853 ext. 1140 or email lgreene(at)advantairagroup.com.
About Advanta IRA
Advanta IRA Services, located in Largo, Florida, has been in operation for over 10 years, providing administrative service to owners of self-directed IRAs throughout the Tampa Bay and Sarasota, Florida regions. Advanta IRA Administration offers a second location serving the Atlanta, Georgia area and surrounding regions. Both offices are managed by Jack Callahan, J.D., CFP™. Advanta IRA offers classes, seminars and other educational tools designed to assist clients in managing self-directed IRAs by investing in real estate, notes, private placements and other non-traditional assets that have the potential to maximize IRA earnings on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis.
About Jack Callahan
Jack M. Callahan, J.D., CFP™, is the managing partner at Advanta IRA Services in Largo, FL and Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta, GA. Jack established the corporate office, Advanta IRA Services, in 2003. Prior to that, Jack delivered specialized counsel to real estate investors, small business owners and real estate professionals on tax, legal and financial matters. As an industry expert, Jack is a frequent speaker on the topic of self-directed retirement plans and an accredited continuing education instructor for the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, Florida and Georgia Real Estate Commissions, and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and multinational business from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law.