Damian PardoMiami, FL
Damian Pardo is a Financial Advisor at the Pardo Group at Morgan Stanley in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area. He has been in financial services for 24 years, working with individuals and families on a very private and personal level. A native of Coral Gables and Key Biscayne Florida, he holds the following professional designations: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ CFP® (Florida State University); Certified Investment Management Analyst ™ CIMA® (University of California-Haas School of Business), CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELOR ™ CRPC® (College of Financial Planning).
Damian’s work in service organizations came as a natural extension of his work in wealth management at a local financial firm, where there was an implicit commitment to service as a way of reinvesting in community. He was President of the Board of Directors and served two terms as President for the region’s largest AIDS Service Organization, Health Crisis Network. He remained on that Board through its merger to become CareResource and remains a committed volunteer and supporter. Damian served as the President of NETWORK, which was the first gay business networking organization in 1991 and which eventually became, through several iterations, the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. In 1993, Damian helped found SAVE (Safeguarding American Values for Everyone), South Florida’s largest advocacy and political organization, and served as the organization’s Co-Chair from 1993-1998. He served on the Board of the Miami Foundation (formerly the Dade Community Foundation) for a full term from 2005-2011, and for 6 years sat on the LGBT Community Projects fund, which distributes funds to local LGBT organizations. Damian has also served on the Board of Hands on Miami (Volunteer organization), GENESIS FUND (philanthropic fund), Sister Emmanuel Hospital (Non-Profit Hospital), and the Celia Cruz Foundation (Philanthropic Fund).
In 1997, Damian was honored with the National Stonewall Community Foundation Award, and in 2003 was honored at the Annual Miami Recognition Dinner.