Updated: Oct 30
Bryan Bradford and Bradford Financial Advisors is one of ten financial advisory firms selected nationally for the 2023 Invest in Others Charitable Champions List, which recognizes advisory firms for giving back to their communities by promoting a culture of philanthropy amongst employees and financial advisors. Invest in Others is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting and empowering financial advisors and firms that make a difference in the lives of others. This recognition is peer awarded and blind judged.
These ten Advisor Financial Planners represent the best example of our industry. There are currently 620,822 Advisors nationally, 10,344 in Michigan and Bryan Bradford and Bradford Financial Advisors is the only selection in Michigan this year. Bryan Bradford founded VeteransConnected.org in 2019 to reduce the Veteran suicide rate and fill the gap for the 27% of veterans who do not qualify for help by the traditional veteran organizations.
In their short time they have provided over $5000,000 in support to Metro Detroit veterans and their families, and have tangible results of lives saved. Bradford Financial Advisors office staff regularly supports this charity on and off the clock as well their financial support they provide.
Bradford Financial Advisors and our CEO have a long history of philanthropic work, it’s who we are. Going back to Bryan’s childhood where his parents were always lending a helping hand, where they could. Bryan had a meek upbringing and has never forgotten where he came from.
From early days with the Jaycees, to Rotary, Reaching Higher, Bountiful Harvest, Love INC and nearly two decades working with fellow Veterans, he has donated countless hours and financial resources. In late 2019 he founded Veterans Connected, a non-profit focused on serving veterans that fall between the cracks of traditional Veteran Service Organizations, with an emphasis on reducing the Veteran Suicide rate of 42 a day. As of September 2023, VeteransConnected.org has provided over $500,000 in support to veterans and their families. The impact has resulted in multiple Veterans giving them credit for saving them from suicide and hundreds every year from falling through the cracks.
The board of Veterans Connected contacted the “Invest in Others” foundation, which recognizes nationally those that epitomize an example of giving back in their community. Bradford Financial Advisors was selected from the thousands of nominees nationally. Ten nationally were selected and Bradford Financial Advisors and Bryan Bradford who leads the helm, were one of the ten honored this year and the only selection in Michigan. There are over 620,000 brokers throughout the United States.