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Thomas J. Raffa


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Thomas J. Raffa, National Leader, Nonprofit and Social Sector Group, Assurance
National Leader, Nonprofit and Social Sector Group
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Thomas Raffa is the national leader of Marcum's Nonprofit & Social Sector Group. Mr. Raffa came to Marcum via the Firm's merger with Raffa, P.C., one of the nation's preeminent public accounting and business consulting firms, specializing in nonprofits. He founded Raffa in 1984 and grew the firm into one of the 100 largest and best-managed accounting firms in the U.S.

A recognized pioneer in social enterprise, Mr. Raffa's professional and volunteer support of nonprofits has garnered him numerous awards, including the 2016 Individual Making a Difference Award from The Nonprofit Village, the Volunteer Achievement Award from the Accountants for the Public Interest, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

His current board roles include the United Way of the National Capital Area (chair of the Technology Committee), the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (treasurer, chair of the Finance Committee and Executive Committee), the Catalogue for Philanthropy (chair and treasurer, chair of the Finance Committee), Social Impact 360 (chair and treasurer), and the Park City Community Foundation (chair of the Governance and Communications Committee and member of the Executive Committee). He is also a founding member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Raffa has been an active member of the Alumni Admissions Program and has served as a mentor at the McDonough School of Business for more than 20 years. He was named the Georgetown Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Founding Member
  • United Way of the National Capital Area, Chair, Technology Committee
  • Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee & Executive Committee
  • Catalogue for Philanthropy, Chair of the Finance Committee & Treasurer
  • Social Impact 360, Chair and Treasurer
  • Park City Community Foundation, Chair, Governance and Communications
Subject Matter Expertise

Business Advisory
Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Philanthropy Business Strategy

Practice Focus

Nonprofit Organizations
Strategic Investors
Social Entrepreneurs

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,
Georgetown University

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