Giving Back

At Pentas we are strong believers in giving back to our communities and advocates of supporting organizations that make our communities stronger.  Members of our team not only volunteer with local and state organizations, but serve on the boards of several non-profit as we believe that giving our time is an investment in our communities.   Annually, every team member is given eight hours of paid time to volunteer at the organization of their choice and Pentas makes a contribution to the organizations that the team members support individually.  Over the past five years Pentas Wealth Management has donated in excess of $100,000 to the charities and non-profits in the communities in which we work and live.  Fostering community engagement is one reason Pentas is recognized in the community and another reason why clients seek out the advisors at Pentas.

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Pentas recently sponsored the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation’s 28th annual golf tournament. The tournament was as great success and raised $56,000. The funds raised at this year’s tournament will go towards the construction of the Edwards Cancer Center’s new radiation oncology center, which is slated to be open in March of 2021. All funds collected by the foundation come from private citizens and local business and help provide Colquitt Regional Medical Center with the newest medical technology, improve patient care, upgrade existing facilities, and furnish education and preventive health opportunities for the community. Shown are the members of the 2020 Pentas Wealth Management golf team, which was composed of Tony DeRosso, Dr. Cheau Williams, MD., Greg Costin and Anthony Davis, PA-C.

See how our advisors and team give back below.

Fraley Turnipseed, President

Fraley is a firm believer in supporting and participating in her community. Fraley currently serves on the boards of the Community Foundation of South Georgia, the Boys and Girls Club of Moultrie/Colquitt County, and the Raymond James Women’s Advisory Council. She is a past board member of the United Way of Colquitt County, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, the Main Street Park Group, and the Moultrie Service League. Fraley was honored to be named on the Forbes 2020 Top Women Wealth Advisors list, a ranking of the top 1000 female advisors across the US who are recognized for their dedication to their clients and their communities. Fraley is also the recipient of the 2017 Raymond James Financial Services Woman of Distinction award given in recognition of her commitment to her community by her firm. For award and designation disclosures, please click here.

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Stevan Jones, Vice President

Stevan is committed to making a positive impact in his local community. He has served as the past Chairperson of the Community Service Committee and board member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville. He is also an active supporter of the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville’s BuddyWalk, through participation and fundraising efforts for over 10 years. Stevan has also been an active volunteer for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance benefitting Spina Bifida and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.

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Richard M. Martin, Vice President

A leader in the local community, Richard is an active member of the Hasan Temple A., A., O., N., M., S. and past President of the Albany Shrine Club, 1st and 2nd Ceremonial Master Hasan Temple, Public Relations Co-Chairman, and currently serving as a member of the Shriner Hospital in Tampa Board of Governors responsible for the overseeing all things related to the Tampa Hospital. The Shriners are focused on raising awareness and funds to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children, which specializes in treating children with spina bifida, cleft lip and palate, and burns.

Richard also serves on the Board of Trustees for Lily Pad SANE Center. The Lily Pad SANE Center is an umbrella organization that houses the Firefly House Children’s Advocacy Center, the Boren Center for Sexual Violence, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program, Parents Accessing Visitation and Education Services (PAVES), and System of Care Dougherty.

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Jay Poole, AAMS®, Vice President

Jay has a passion for education and volunteers a lot of his time and experience to local schools. He is Chairman and President of the Board of Directors of Belmont Academy, a charter school for kids aged pre-K through 12th grade in Lake City. He is also a volunteer at Belmont Academy and led the effort to digitize their library books and checkout system. He volunteers monthly at Summers Elementary as a Mentor for their Men in Training Program for boys in grades 3-5. This program awards good behavior with a day of having fun and interacting with men from the community. He is a member of the Community Advisory Board of Haven Hospice. Jay is very active in the Lake City Shrine Club and Lake City Masonic Lodge where he is the liaison to Summers Elementary and coordinates the Lodge’s monthly Teacher of the Month Program.

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Beverly Jimenez, Branch Associate

Beverly sponsors a boy in Colombia through Compassion International.

She is also affiliated with the following charities: Yours Lord, K-Love Radio, GOD TV, Kenneth Copeland, and Sid Roth.

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Diana Zapote, Branch Associate

Diana volunteers her time with the Colquitt County chapter of The Forgotten Initiative, a faith-based organization that helps support those involved in the foster care community.

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