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Philanthropy and Charitable

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How we help as your
Philanthropy Advisor

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Philanthropic Strategy

Assistance defining your philanthropic goals, evaluating charities consistent with your goals, and exploring various trusts and other charitable vehicles to support your goals.

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Impact Investing

We help clients find philanthropic investment opportunities to put their money to work, generating a financial return while also having an impact on environmental or social changes.

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Trusts and Charities

Harding Financial Group will work alongside your estate planning attorney to select the appropriate Trust or other charitable vehicle(s) for your specific situation. If you don’t already have an attorney, we have a trusted network of reputable attorneys we can refer you to.


What Our Harding Financial Group
Clients Are Saying

Stephanie Fowler
We have been working with Michael Holly with HFG for several months now. He has been very patient with us, and has taken the time to make sure we feel comfortable and understand all unfamiliar financial circumstances. He is extremely thorough during our meetings, as well as having a well rounded plan to present all options. He is someone we feel comfortable calling and asking questions to and feel secure knowing he has our best interests at hand.
Ann Smerles
HFG has been a great help as I approach retirement. Michael listens to my goals and diligently works to provide an excellent outcome. He explains his plan, asks for my opinion, and clearly answers my questions.
Al Jenkins
Carefully listen to your needs and develop a customized plan to suit those needs.
Paul Atwell
Since retiring in 2008, Harding Financial has handled our accounts. Currently, they are also involved with our adult children’s accounts. Not only do they have our complete trust, but the comprehensive outlook towards capital retention and the estate is wonderful. Michael Harding is an amazing professional. He is highly accredited, knowledgable and thorough. The regular market letters, and quarterly in person reviews keep us up to date. We highly recommend Harding Financial.
Eric Atwell
I am incredibly fortunate to have found such a professional and trustworthy financial advisor. Their deep understanding of the market has truly made a remarkable difference in managing my finances. From the very beginning, their expertise and guidance instilled a sense of confidence in me. They took the time to thoroughly analyze my financial situation and patiently explained various strategies tailored to my goals. This personalized approach was both refreshing and reassuring. What sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to transparency and honesty. I have complete faith in their recommendations, knowing that they always have my best interests at heart. They've not only helped me navigate complex financial decisions but have also provided invaluable insights that have led to tangible results. Their ability to stay current with market trends and adapt strategies accordingly is truly impressive. I've witnessed firsthand how their deep understanding of the market has translated into positive outcomes for my investments. In a world where financial matters can be overwhelming, having a financial advisor like Harding Financial Group has been a game-changer for me. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking expert guidance, exceptional professionalism, and a partner who genuinely cares about their clients' financial well-being.
Michael Kappas
My involvement with the Harding Financial Group has been a great experience! I believe that Michael and his staff are very professional and do everything possible to make their clients comfortable and secure! I have the upmost confidence in their abilities and their knowledge of the markets that affect our financial investments! I have referred family and friends to the Harding Financial Group! I’m very pleased to be part of this great organization!
Lisa Collins
I can’t say enough about how happy I am with Harding Financial Services and have been very pleased with the services they provide! I have been with them for 15 years and Mike and his team are the best! Never once have I worried about where he directs my monies. So if you are looking for a highly qualified professional team they will work on what needs best fit you in younger years or retirement years!
Heidi Steinbrenner
I switched from a large financial firm to Harding Financial Group about a year ago. I am very pleased with the special attention and advice they give to my personal financial needs as I head into retirement. They are very through and knowledgeable on giving me advise that is best for me. I could not be more confident with Harding Financial handling my finances and highly recommend them to others.
Nicholas Martin
Harding Financial Group Experience: My wife and I were referred to Harding Financial Group by an existing client of theirs. In our initial meeting with Mike Harding and Michael Holly we expressed our long term goals. Not only for retirement but for large purchases such as a new car and a future home. They assisted us in developing a strategy of savings and budgeting to acquire the car we wanted, save for our future home while continuing to grow our retirement portfolio. The Harding Financial Group not only guides their customers to a happy retirement, but a happy journey to retirement.
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Get a one-one consultation with our philanthropy advisors to begin the conversation about your philanthropy goals, needs, and current financial situation.

See our Frequently Asked Questions below for commonly asked questions about philanthropy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Philanthropic advisors are the professionals a donor or family hires to explain the “what? why? how?” of giving to maximize the results of their charitable efforts. They can help guide potential contributors through social impact investing and how it can help them achieve their charitable objectives. At Harding Financial Group, our team of experienced CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals support your philanthropic mission by integrating all other areas of planning to build a comprehensive financial plan that guides the accumulation of your wealth, as well as the tax-efficient transfer of that wealth at the end of your life.r

Working with a philanthropic advisor is a choice made by people and families for a variety of reasons and at various times in their lives. Here are some such scenarios when you might seek guidance and support from a Harding Financial Group CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Regarding your charitable goals

  • When a change in your financial situation provides you with more to donate;
  • When you want to comprehend the impact of your donations;
  • When significant life events affect a you or family
  • When you require assistance designing and managing crucial legacy gifts.

Under the right circumstances, the expertise of a philanthropic advisor can optimize your charitable giving strategy to achieve better results than if you set out to do so yourself. To achieve those results, the advisor will require transparency in your relationship, receptivity and willingness to implement their advice, and will seek to understand the role of other family members and advisors in your life, as well as your needs and areas of priority.

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