10th Annual Lee County Red Cross “Legacy Award”

The American Red Cross of Lee County presented Carl Grissom with the prestigious Legacy Award at a breakfast at Cypress Lake Country Club on Tuesday, September 25th.

Now in its 10th year, the Red Cross Legacy Award recognizes a professional advisor whose life and career exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy.  This individual represents great ethical practices, judgment and service to their clients enabling them to achieve their personal and philanthropic goals through planned giving.

Carl Grissom has provided more than thirty years of service to the local charitable community. He has been representing Northwestern Mutual since 1978.  Extensive expertise in estate analysis, retirement solutions and charitable planning enable Carl to help his clients to achieve their personal financial and philanthropic goals.

Carl is also an accomplished writer.  He authored Social Capital, a book about philanthropy and is the co-author of two other books:  Ways & Means – Maximize the Value of Your Retirement Savings  and 21st Century Wealth – Essential Financial Planning Principles.

Actively engaged in community organizations, Carl currently serves on the board of the Edison College Foundation and the Planned Giving Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity.  He is a past president of the Estate Planning Council of Lee County and Society of Financial Service Professionals.  Carl is a past member of the American Red Cross Planned Giving Council and enjoyed active participation in Kiwanis for more than 10 years.

Previous Lee County Red Cross “Legacy Award” honorees include:

Paul Flyn (2003), Craig Folk (2004), William Horowitz (2005), John Sheppard (2006), Tom Smoot, Jr. (2007), Linda Treise (2008), Scott White (2009), Warren B. Wiltshire, Jr. (2010), and Marcia Hobe (2011)


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