V. Raymond Ferrara

Chairman and CEO

ProVise Management Group, LLC

Mr. Ferrara (’70 Zoology), president and CEO of ProVise Management Group, LLC, and his wife, Kim Fries Ferrara '70 Elementary Education, have named the Office of Scholarships. ProVise, founded in 1986, is a financial planning and investment management firm in Clearwater, Fla. ProVise manages over $1.2 billion (12/31/14) on behalf of its clients and has been recognized by Barron’s, Financial Advisor, and Wealth Management as one of the top financial planning firms in the country.

For over 10 years, Mr. Ferrara hosted radio's "Talking Money..." and has authored several articles on various financial topics including living trusts, IRAs, college financial aid, asset protection, estate planning, and Section 529 plans. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA TODAY, Bloomberg News, Investor’s Business Daily, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, and Business Week. Mr. Ferrara was featured as one of America's best financial planners in the book Secrets of the Wealth Makers.

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