Lee Rawiszer Announces Client “Give Back” Charity Program Benefiting Autism and Students in Need on Behalf of Paradigm Financial Partners

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New Client “Give Back” program to donate to cause-based charities: Pencils of Promise and Autism Speaks. The announcement comes from Paradigm Financial Partners Managing Director Lee Rawiszer as a creative way to thank clients.

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Now with a prevalence rate of one in 68 children who are being diagnosed, autism remains a major concern in this country, and one that our Firm feels very passionate about.

Paradigm Financial Partners, (formerly Halper-Rawiszer Financial Group), a Westport-based financial and wealth management company, has announced a charity program to donate to their favorite cause-based charities, Pencils of Promise and Autism Speaks. As part of the program, Paradigm Financial Partners has committed to donate to each charity on behalf of their long-standing clients annually on their birthday - a unique way to thank their clients and at the same time, contribute to worthwhile causes that impact the community.

“We have supported these charities for many years and we were looking for a creative way to thank our clients outside of the traditional ‘wine and dine’ approach,” said Lee Rawiszer, managing principal of Paradigm Financial Partners. “By creating this give back program, we proudly established a commitment to support these incredible charities while recognizing our clients who are so valuable to us. It’s an honor to lead a Firm that’s committed to more than just business—our charity program is a win-win for everyone,” he said.

Rawiszer added that the Paradigm Financial team decided to take a creative approach as part of a way to pay homage to the charities closest to the Firm’s heart. As a longtime giver to Pencils of Promise, Rawiszer said he is passionate about enabling education for those who would otherwise not have access. He is inspired by the organization’s founder, Adam Braun, who has garnered accolades for his contributions to change the world. His book The Promise of a Pencil debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

In addition, the Firm is also proud to support Autism Speaks after experiencing autism through close friends and family. Rawiszer’s longtime partner, David Halper, has a close friend whose child is autistic, and, another member of the Firm has an autistic niece. They selected Autism Speaks to channel the Firm’s support behind this amazing cause.

“Now with a prevalence rate of one in 68 children who are being diagnosed, autism remains a major concern in this country, and one that our Firm feels very passionate about,” Rawiszer said. “We feel we can make a difference by putting our organization’s resources behind them—not only by financial support but also by increasing awareness of what they do and how they help others,” he said.

The Firm’s donations will be presented to the charities this year. To learn more about Paradigm Financial Partners, please visit PFPartners.com.

About Paradigm Financial Partners
Paradigm Financial Partners (formerly Halper-Rawiszer Financial Group), is a leading independent financial services and wealth management company headquartered in Westport, CT. Founded and led by Lee Rawiszer (http://www.leerawiszer.com) and David Halper, the Firm helps individuals and businesses design their financial future by delivering the highest quality solutions in retirement, estate and gift planning, insurance, asset management and income security. With a unique model centered on achieving a total quality of life, the Firm partners with clients and guides them to achieve their financial goals through expertise from trusted advisors. Connect with Paradigm Financial Partners at PFPartners.com.
Media Contact: Ally Bunin
Email: allisonbunin(at)yahoo(dot)com
Contact Number: 516-592-7955

About Pencils of Promise
Pencils of Promise is a NY-based for-purpose organization that builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships around the world. Founded in 2008 by New York Times best-selling author Adam Braun (http://adambraun.com/about/), Pencils of Promise has built over 182 schools in Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Laos, and have enabled more than 15 million hours of education to over 20,000 underserved students. To learn more about Pencils of Promise, please visit http://pencilsofpromise.org.
Media Contact: Natalie Ebel
Email: Nebel(at)pencilsofpromise(dot)org
Contact Number: 212-777-3170

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed nearly $200 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit http://AutismSpeaks.org.
Media Contact: Nicole Matesich
Email: nicole.matesich(at)autismspeaks(dot)org
Contact Number: 646-629-4931

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