One of the country’s top financial advisors, Patrick Dwyer of Merill Lynch is the managing director of Dwyer & Associates of Miami, where he helps ultra-high-net-worth families manage their investment portfolios. He and his team oversee more than $2.7 billion in assets for clients.
As a young man, Mr. Dwyer watched his father give generously to their church, even in times of economic hardship. From this, he learned the value of giving back to the community. Taking this lesson to heart, he and his family have since established the Dwyer Family Foundation, which supports educational and religious organizations that serve children in need throughout the Miami-Dade area. The foundation’s past contributions have included support for:
* Schools serving children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
* Programs tailored to girls’ and young women’s educational growth.
* Sustainability and environmental stewardship programs.
Aside from his family foundation, Mr. Dwyer holds leadership positions with a number of other charitable organizations. He works closely with the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, which is devoted to coordinating philanthropic initiatives throughout south Florida. Mr. Dwyer also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami. Additionally, he is a governing board member of the Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation and the Telluride Science Research Center, both of which support scientific research and education.