The 2016 Honorees are:
Edward R. Collins, ‘98
Founding Partner, Artisan Wealth Management
Mr. Collins simplifies the often-complex areas of wealth management for his clients. He focuses on helping them enhance their financial literacy and work toward their financial goals and objectives. As a private wealth manager, he is the financial planning team leader for his clients.
Mr. Collins began his professional career working with the United States Department of Justice, but transitioned to private wealth management planning in 1998.
A true student of “wealth management”, Mr. Collins has achieved advanced accreditation in the areas of financial planning, professional money management, and wealth management. He has earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation from The College for Financial Planning, as well as the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) designation from the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. Mr. Collins has earned his Series 7, Series 66, and Series 24 securities registrations, as well as his Life and Health Insurance Licenses. Mr. Collins graduated from Caldwell University with a double major in History (B.A.) and Psychology (B.A.), a minor in Political Science and a Certificate in Government Service and Administration. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Mr. Collins founded Artisan Wealth Management with his partner David Lambert and they have grown to serve clients in 21 states across the country. He and his lovely wife, Irina, have two amazingly wonderful children, Ryan and Victoria. Mr. Collins and his wife own or are partners in multiple businesses in New Jersey. They live where the trees are a bit more plentiful and the deer roam a bit more freely in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Philanthropist Dr. Michael Kambourakis was integral to the founding of two nonprofits – the SEARCH Day Program in Ocean, NJ, and the Dominican Republic Relief Organization (DRRO). He began serving our community 20 years ago as a Rotarian and is a perfect example of the phrase, “service above self”. Dr. Mike, as he is known, is also the owner of Terzako Furs in Caldwell, NJ, and he, along with his design team, are celebrating 100 years of quality fashion design.
The SEARCH Day Program assists those on the autism spectrum and embraces the vision that through collaborative partnerships, nurturing of students’ abilities, and specialized creative programming, individuals with autism will experience a life enriched with personal fulfillment and positive integration within society.
In 2013, Dr. Mike chartered The DRRO. His vision was to help the impoverished people residing in the Dominican Republic by providing healthcare, education, housing, vocational training, clean water, food, clothing and other necessities of life. Dr. Mike recently oversaw the construction and completion of the DRRO Clinic. He and his team are now preparing for what will be the first of many medical missions, the focus of which will be Nutrition and Diabetes/Cervical Cancer Screening. A dormitory is now nearing completion that will comfortably host 45 physicians and mission-related volunteers while they save countless lives thanks to the financial support of many generous donors.
Dr. Kambourakis and his wife, Effie, reside in Montville.
Owner, Terzako Furs