Focus Financial Partners Congratulates Joel Isaacson on Receiving the AHRC Business & Philanthropic Leadership Award

~ Joel Isaacson and Family Have Supported Organization for Over 60 Years ~

NEW YORK--()--Focus Financial Partners, LLC, the largest partnership of independent wealth management firms, is pleased to congratulate Joel Isaacson, CEO and founder of its partner firm, Joel Isaacson & Co., on receiving the AHRC New York City Foundation’s Business & Philanthropic Leadership Award. Joel was presented with the award at the AHRC’s 35th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner in New York on 3 February. Joel was honored alongside notable athletes, including Mets Hall of Famer, Mookie Wilson, Yankees All-Star, Bernie Williams, and Olympic gold medalists, Meryl Davis & Charlie White. Joel, who is the third generation of his family to support the AHRC, was honored for his contribution and long-standing support for the foundation, a fund-raising and grant-making entity offering programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in New York City.

“I feel truly honored to receive this award from an organization that has been dear to my family for three generations”

“This award speaks to the integrity, loyalty and pursuit of excellence that Joel brings not only to his philanthropic work, but also to the way he runs his practice and advises his clients,” said Rajini Kodialam, co-founder and managing director of Focus Financial Partners. “We are proud to have Joel as one of our partners and applaud his outstanding contribution to his community.”

Among other initiatives for the AHRC, Joel and his wife, Alissa, have actively raised funds for the organization’s Esther Ashkenas Central Park Early Learning Center, a preschool that provides individualized educational and therapeutic services for children with developmental delays. In honor of his mother’s 75th birthday in 2004, Joel and Alissa also helped build a gym and sensory room at the school.

"I feel truly honored to receive this award from an organization that has been dear to my family for three generations,” said Joel Isaacson. “From a young age, the AHRC taught me about the importance of community, a value that has penetrated every aspect of my life and one that I hope to inspire in clients, colleagues and family. I look forward to continue supporting its remarkable work to bring dignity and purpose to the lives of those it touches.”

The Isaacson family’s involvement with AHRC began in the late 1940s with Joel’s grandparents, who discovered the organization because of their daughter’s disabilities. Joel’s parents continued to support the foundation and his father, Leonard, served on the board for a number of years, while his mother, Katy, raised funds through theater benefits. Joel’s brother, Larry, was also a board member. Since the mid-1990s, the Isaacson family has raised over $1 million for the organization.

About Joel Isaacson & Co.

Joel Isaacson & Co. is one of the leading registered investment advisers (RIA) in the country based in New York City. The firm offers comprehensive wealth management – including financial planning, estate planning, investment management and tax planning and preparation services – to high net worth individuals and their families across the country. All of these services are offered under a fee-only model. For more information, please visit

About Focus Financial Partners

Founded in 2006, Focus Financial Partners, LLC is the leading international partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms. With more than $325 million in annual run rate revenues, Focus provides unrivaled access to best practices, resources, and continuity planning for its partner firms who serve individuals, families, employers and institutions with wealth management, benefit and investment consulting services. Focus partner firms maintain their entrepreneurial independence, while they benefit from the synergies, scale, economics and best practices of the market leader to achieve their business objectives. Focus was included on Inc. magazine’s 5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in 2014, 2011 and 2010. In 2012, Focus was named a Crain’s New York Business “Fast 50” growth firm in New York City. For more information about Focus Financial Partners, please visit


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