Jonathan E. Baker, president of Jon Baker Financial Group in Atlanta, has been announced as one of three national finalists for the Volunteer of the Year Award as part of the 11th annual Invest in Others Awards. Baker is being honored for his work with the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which will receive a $5,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. If Baker wins his category, the donation will increase to $20,000.
The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities across the country and around the world. Jon and Pam Baker’s lives were changed forever in 2002 when both of their sons were diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. They created their own fundraising arm, the Baker Boys Battalion, to benefit the CF Foundation and bridge the funding gaps for CF research. Baker’s leadership as event organizer and fundraiser has benefitted the CF Foundation tremendously. After years of fundraising, Baker’s fine-tuned strategies have been adopted by CF chapters nationwide. To date, Baker and his supporters have raised more than $4 million dollars for CF research and drug development.
Awards will be presented at the 11th annual Invest in Others Awards Gala, a premier event attended by nearly 600 financial advisors and financial services executives, on Sept. 28, in New York City.
Anna Orr of Dunwoody, a CPA and Senior Recruiter celebrated her three-year anniversary with Accountants One, a 44-year-old recruiting firm. Accountants One is based in Dunwoody and specializes in recruiting accounting and finance talent across the Southeast. Anna is an active CPA and successfully transitioned into being a full time recruiter using her experience as a CPA, auditor, controller and volunteer coordinator.
President and CEO Dan Erling said, “Anna has been an awesome addition to the Accountants One team. She brings great value to her clients through her understanding of technical accounting skills. Perhaps more importantly, Anna is great at understanding corporate culture and matching the right person to the right job. Further, there couldn’t be a better team player. I look forward to working with Anna for many years. We are so glad she found her home at Accountants One.”