Advanta IRA Services Announces Success of Holiday Toy Drive and Fundraiser for Florida Guardian ad Litem Programs

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Advanta IRA Services, a nationwide self-directed IRA custodian based in the Tampa Bay Area, held a toy drive and fundraiser for guardian ad litem programs in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. The firm hosted an incredibly successful client appreciation event in December to raise awareness and to benefit juveniles these programs represent.

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Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA Services delivering toys for Florida guardian ad litem programs

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.

Advanta IRA Services strongly believes in building relationships within their community in an effort to strengthen the community as a whole by helping others. On December 10, the self-directed IRA firm hosted a client networking event in part to raise awareness of guardian ad litem programs in their area. Attendees were asked to bring a new toy to donate to the children these programs represent. Over 40 toys were collected that night for the Guardian ad Litem Program of Hillsborough County. Monetary donations were also given, which Advanta IRA matched and made a $1,000 cash donation to the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc., benefitting Pinellas and Pasco county guardian ad litem programs.

Jack Callahan, managing partner of Advanta IRA Services, is himself a guardian ad litem in Florida and has been for quite some time. “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 and monetary donations collected by the company were given to these children in the hopes to bring some happiness to their lives during these times.

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.

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