Thomas J. Raffa is President and CEO of Raffa, PC, a B-Corp certified, national top 100 accounting, consulting and technology firm which he founded in 1984 specifically to service the nonprofit community. During his career, Tom has provided accounting, auditing, tax services and business consulting to the nonprofit sector, conducting studies on management structure, internal and operational controls, and management information systems. To complement Raffa’s service offerings, Tom founded two affiliate organizations, Raffa Financial Services, Inc. (RFSI) and Raffa Wealth Management (RWM). RFSI, formed in 1999, provides insurance and investment products and services, while RWM, started in 2005, provides investment consulting and financial planning to private foundations and high-wealth individuals who support the nonprofit sector. Tom has been instrumental in the development and support of the nonprofit sector, successfully creating and leading a Firm where the focus remains “being good by doing good” – Where positively contributing to the growth and success of the nonprofit community is an intrinsic part of the culture. In effort to enhance philanthropic engagement from the business community in our region, Raffa also spearheaded the creation of Companies for Causes, a new model for corporate giving aimed at moving social responsibility from good intentions to strategic impact in local communities. Recognized for this work, Tom was the recipient of the 2014 Pearl Foundation Award for Innovation in Philanthropy. With a CPA certificate from the District of Columbia and a license to practice in 6 states, Tom is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, its Taxation Division and the subcommittee on nonprofit taxation. He is also a founding board member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and the Alliance for Nonprofit Insurance. Tom is a graduate of Georgetown University and member of the Georgetown University Alumnae Admissions Program. He has served as a mentor at the Georgetown University McDonough Business School for almost three decades. Tom currently serves on five nonprofit boards – including Sister Cities of Montgomery County, Catalogue for Philanthropy, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater DC, Companies for Causes and Compass Fellows.