Nonprofit Dedicated to Ending Homelessness – One Family at a Time – Enhances its Governing Board with Community-Minded Certified Financial Planner
Duluth, Ga., December 3, 2020 – From his professional life to his personal life, everything Paul Culbreth, CFP® does is geared towards helping families. In addition to retirement planning, wealth management and risk management for individuals and small businesses through his firm – Your Wealth Partners – Culbreth is driven by a desire to give back. With a focus on the Metro Atlanta communities that surround his local office in Dacula, his philanthropic nature led him to Duluth-based Rainbow Village in 2015.
Immediately after his graduation from Georgia Southern University’s College of Business Administration in 2005, Culbreth followed in his father’s financial planning footsteps. When his father tragically passed away in 2014, Culbreth inherited the family business – significantly increasing his income. The following year at Your Wealth Partners proved to be extraordinarily busy and lucrative. He wished to pay a portion of this sudden windfall forward to a local nonprofit and his accountant introduced him to Rainbow Village. Culbreth liked what he learned about the nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness one family at a time and didn’t hesitate to send them a donation. In response, Rev. Nancy Yancey, former CEO of Rainbow Village, reached out to him with an invitation to tour the campus and learn even more about the nonprofit.
He was so impressed by what he saw that, in 2016, Culbreth launched a series of Macro Economy Luncheons – the proceeds of which benefit Rainbow Village. In the years since, Your Wealth Partners has also regularly sponsored the annual Rainbow Village Second Chance Golf Classic and always purchases a table and attends the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser of the year – the We Are Family Benefit Gala. Even Culbreth’s wife, Kara, has become involved at Rainbow Village through the Women’s Giving Circle.
“We love all things Rainbow Village and always have a great time at the events,” said Culbreth. “When Rainbow Village CEO Melanie Conner asked me to join the Board of Directors, I was incredibly honored and didn’t hesitate to express my desire to serve. There’s such a diverse group of people on the board from a wide variety of backgrounds. I bring with me a creative mind and a financial background, and I look forward to finding inspiration during my time on the board to learn the best ways I can contribute. As for me, I have a lot to gain from a knowledge standpoint, and I look forward to meeting and getting to know my fellow board members.”
While Rainbow Village marks his first nonprofit board appointment, he currently serves on a financial services board affiliated with Equitable Advisors, where he has also recently served on the investment policy committee for the last four years. While on the Board of Directors for Rainbow Village, Culbreth looks forward to a great learning experience.
“I was very fortunate growing up,” added Culbreth. “I was raised in a stable environment and was afforded amazing opportunities with regard to my education and career. A lot of families don’t have that and that impacts their path. They don’t always have mentors to guide them and teach them life skills needed to succeed. I love that Rainbow Village opens their doors and hearts to someone who needs assistance and gives them a safe place to live and learn the skills that will empower them to become contributing members of society. When they arrive, they may not possess the skills to pull together a resume or balance a budget. Once they graduate from the program, they are well-positioned to succeed. As a family man with four children of my own, I also admire the fact that Rainbow Village focuses on the whole family with programming specially engineered for adults and their children.”
Having just celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary with his wife Kara, Culbreth counts his family among his greatest blessings. He is father to Elisabeth, Paul Jr. and the twins, Will and Drew. When not working or attending board meetings, Culbreth enjoys entertaining – especially in the backyard with something tasty on the smoker. He and his family live in Hamilton Mill and are proud members of the congregation at 12 Stone.
“We are proud to welcome Paul to the board at Rainbow Village,” said Melanie Conner, CEO of Rainbow Village. “His caring heart and experience in setting families up for success from a financial standpoint will no doubt prove invaluable. He serves to enhance an already incredible board. We feel truly blessed by the caliber and breadth of talent that our board members represent.”
To learn more about Paul Culbreth and Your Wealth Partners, please visit www.YourWealthPartners.com.
About Rainbow Village: Established in 1991, Rainbow Village is a transformative 501(c)3 nonprofit program located in Duluth, GA that serves families that are currently experiencing homelessness. Our model provides safe housing, education, and community support systems that allow families to confidently embark on the journey to self-sufficiency and thrive beyond our village. To learn more about Rainbow Village, register as a volunteer or make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.rainbowvillage.org.
Note: Paul Culbreth is a registered representative who offers securities through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). Investment advisory products and services offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. Annuity and insurance products offered through Equitable Network, LLC. Your Wealth Partners is not a registered investment advisor and is not owned or operated by Equitable Advisors or Equitable Network.
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