Giving Back

    Giving back locally:

    • On Friday, September 28, 2018 the Williams Asset Management team dedicated their time at The Howard County Conservatory to help preserve forestation by removing invasive plants and helping to maintain planting areas for native species.


    During the Commonwealth Leaders conferences, attendees are invited to give back to our host communities in a variety of ways:​

    • While in attending Commonwealth Financial Network®’s Leaders Conference, held June 21–28, 2018, in Alaska, Gary and his daughter Abby, took part in an afternoon of giving back to the community. Partnering with AWARE (Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies)—a women’s and children’s shelter in Juneau, Alaska—Commonwealth volunteers put together special storage containers to help shelter residents.

    • At the 2016 conference in Costa Rica, we spent the day at Liceo Santa Cruz High School, tackling a number of projects to create a comfortable learning environment for local children.
    • In 2015, we spent an afternoon at Los Lagos School, in Liberia, helping to paint and refurbish classrooms.
    • In 2014, we helped harvest crops to be donated to the local food bank in Sintra, Portugal.
    • During the 2013 conference, we helped build playhouses in Puerto Rico.
    • In 2011, we gave back to the Unity House in the Bahamas.

    View images from the conference events below or read more about Commonwealth Cares.


    Williams Asset Management takes pride in supporting an array of community organizations in and around the Columbia, Maryland, area. Please click on a logo to visit that organization. 


    make a wish



    The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic was founded in 1983 and has granted the wishes of more than 7,000 children fighting life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy, and heart disease.



    YMCA Central Maryland Logo

    The Y of Central Maryland is a charitable organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

    Brigance Brigade

    Following his diagnosis with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease), O.J. and Chanda Brigance created the Brigance Brigade Fund to raise funds to improve the quality of life for ALS patients and their families by providing access to vital treatment, medications, equipment, and support services.


    Augies Quest Logo

    Under the banner MDA’s Augie’s Quest, Nieto and his wife, Lynne, are supporting MDA’s aggressive fund-raising and research effort aimed at finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for ALS.


    FPA Financial Planning Association

    The Financial Planning Association (FPA®) is the largest membership organization for personal financial planning experts in the U.S. and includes professionals from all backgrounds and business models. They help connect thousands of consumers to competent and ethical planners who uphold the FPA Standard of Care. FPA members are those who commit to the highest standards of professional competence, ethical conduct and clear, complete disclosure to those they serve. They deliver advice using an objective, client-centered, ethical process. FPA membership consists of financial planners and all those who support the financial planning process.

    CFP Logo

    The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.

    FPAMD Logo

    Financial Planning Association of Maryland (FPA of MD) is the premier community that develops and supports financial planning professionals and elevates the financial planning profession in Maryland.

    Jewish Federation Logo

    The mission of the Jewish Federation of Howard County is to support and serve the Howard County Jewish community, the State of Israel, and Jews throughout the world. The Federation is a dynamic, integrating resource for all Jewish organizations in Howard County.

    Maryland SPCA Logo

    The Maryland SPCA’s mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in the community. There is never a time limit for how long an animal can remain in their care. They receive no operating funds from the government or the ASPCA. The Maryland SPCA relies on donations to continue their work. Your support saves lives!