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Cola Wealth Advisors gives back

The team at Cola Wealth Advisors are no strangers to investing. They manage almost $2 billion in assets for their clients, but their commitment to giving back extends well beyond the trading floor. Throughout their careers, Kathy Nishnic, Cindy Chiellini, and Atul Makharia, along with their team, have actively sought opportunities to support the communities that have been so generous to them professionally.

While fundraisers are a great way to show support, these advisors don't wait for specific occasions to give back. In recent years, they have dedicated hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours to benefit the communities and families in the Midlands.

Their preferred method of giving is through meaningful engagement with the community. The team has actively participated in various opportunities to speak with individuals and groups, such as the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, covering topics like opportunity, the value of hard work, and investing. Additionally, the Cola Wealth team has dedicated their time to serve veterans through their partnership with Homestead Hospice.

However, community engagement is not the only way Cola Wealth chooses to give back. They also make significant annual charitable contributions to various area charities. Their generous support includes:

  • $25,000 yearly contributions to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Columbia, empowering students and coaches to make a difference for Christ.
  • $10,000 yearly contributions to the Columbia City Ballet, Columbia's premiere ballet company, bringing art and expression to the Midlands.
  • $10,000 yearly contributions to Harvest Hope of the Midlands, aiding in its mission to provide hunger relief to those in need.
  • $10,000 yearly contributions to Oliver Gospel Mission, assisting those in crisis through recovery, employment assistance, and shelter.