In the Community

Founder Gary Taylor was born and raised right here in Charlottesville, and it’s where he started our firm years ago. We’ve been blessed with community members who strengthen and support each other, and we want to further that notion. We’re grateful to many people who have supported us, and we’re passionate about serving this community we love. We believe that the more generosity, kindness, and compassion are shared, the better our world will be. Below are some of the ways we enjoy giving back.

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Gary enjoys being an active member of the Charlottesville community. Locally, he has served as the Chairman of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Regionally, Gary is a proud supporter of the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development.

He is a past president of the Central Virginia Estate Planning Council, the Central Virginia Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association, which awarded him their Leader's Leader Award in 1998. Gary is a past Chairman of the historic Paramount Theater and remains active on their board. Most recently, Gary has joined the board of the Emily Couric Cancer Center affiliated with the University of Virginia Health System.

In 1997 and again in 2003, Gary was awarded the National Community Service Award for his involvement with the Virginia Discovery Museum. In 2009, Gary served as the National President of the Managing Director Association for Northwestern Mutual and has been a past speaker on topics of leadership, entrepreneurship and financial security. In 2013, Gary was named the Small Business Person of the Year by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.


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THE VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF AUTISM

The Virginia Institute of Autism is dedicated to helping people overcome the challenges of autism through innovative, evidence-based programs in education, outreach, and adult services.

Programs and services are built around the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and employ professionals in the fields of behavior analysis childhood special education, speech-language therapy, clinical psychology, and occupational and physical therapies.


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THE PARAMOUNT THEATER

The Paramount Theater’s mission – to educate, enchant, enrich, and enlighten – is rooted in our commitment to presenting a wide variety of arts, education, and entertainment opportunities for everyone to enjoy.


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FOUNDING DONOR OF LOCAL YMCA

The Brooks Family YMCA is part of the nonprofit Piedmont YMCA Association.

It is a full-facility, 79,000-square-foot YMCA including 2 indoor pools, fitness center, gymnasium, walking track, group exercise, play zone, and community room. Take a virtual tour!


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UVA CANCER CENTER GIFT HONORS TANA TAYLOR

“Everyone's Best Friend” - Gary Taylor grew up in Chartlottesville and attending the University of Virginia (Col '85), where he met his best friend, tana. The pair married after Gary's second year in school, and over the next 35 years they raised three daughters, participated in a variety of community activities, and built Taylor Associates...

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