Lions Vision Services Announces Founding Member of Financial Advisor’s Council

M. Larry Craine (center) is recognized as a Founding Member of LVS's Financial Advisor's Council by President & CEO, Daniel Prohaska (right). Craine is also the Financial Advisor for long-time LVS ally Lion Barbara Rippy (left), who was present for the presentation.

M. Larry Craine (center) is recognized as a Founding Member of LVS's Financial Advisor's Council by President & CEO, Daniel Prohaska (right). Craine is also the Financial Advisor for long-time LVS ally Lion Barbara Rippy (left), who was present for the presentation.

Spartanburg, SC – M. Larry Craine, Financial Advisor and Managing Director of Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors in Spartanburg, was recently recognized as a Founding Member of the Financial Advisor’s Council at Lions Vision Services for his leadership in promoting trusted, impactful philanthropy among clients.


“Philanthropy is one of the most personal and transformative actions a person can take to make their community a better place,” said LVS President & CEO, Daniel Prohaska. “Mr. Craine recognizes and values the role that philanthropy can play in a family’s financial strategy, and helps his clients make strategic investments in nonprofit organizations throughout our state. We are honored to recognize him as a Founding Member of our Financial Advisor’s Council.”

Craine leads by example and has been recognized as a Dr. Franklin G. Mason Fellow and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow for his personal contributions to Lions Vision Services and the Lions Clubs International Foundation.

The Financial Advisor’s Council at Lions Vision Services recognizes and partners with trusted Financial Advisors throughout the state and region with a proven track record of leadership in promoting impactful philanthropy.

Professional staff at Lions Vision Services hold the Certified Fundraising Executive credential and graduate degrees in Philanthropy and Development, offering professional advisors an array of tools to assist them in creating philanthropic solutions to enhance clients’ overall financial position. Additional resources for professional advisors can be found on the LVS website at https://lionsvisionservices.org/professional-advisors/.

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Lions Vision Services (LVS) was created by the Lions Clubs of South Carolina in 1969 and exists today to empower the under-served blind and visually impaired in South Carolina to live safe, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. LVS offers a range of programs and services to low-income South Carolina residents who apply for need-based financial assistance with obtaining affordable eye surgeries, vision technology, vision screenings, and hearing aids. To learn more about LVS’s services, visit www.lionsvisionservices.org.


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