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Thomas J. Raffa, CPA


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.


In addition to his advisory role with Explorer At Large, Tom's 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.

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