About The Foundation
Based in Miami, Florida, Patrick Dwyer is a finance professional and the founder of the Dwyer Family Foundation.
As a child, Patrick’s family was dedicated to giving back to their community. His father gave generously to their church, even though the family wasn’t always in the best financial health themselves. Growing up with this spirit of generosity continuously showcased to him inspired Patrick to want to provide for his community in the same way. This is what encouraged him to start the Dwyer Family Foundation.
The main cause that Patrick and his wife are passionate about is education. Through their work, they are helping to make it possible for children from all backgrounds and ability levels to receive a quality education. The organization offers financial support to educational and religious organizations in the Miami-Dade area that are dedicated to improving children’s lives. Some areas they’ve supported in the past are schools with special services for learning disabilities such as dyslexia; organizations promoting environmental stewardship and sustainability; and programs that encourage educational growth for girls and young women.
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Philanthropists strive to improve the world by donating time and money toward various organizations and causes. At the heart of philanthropy is compassion and empathy. Being able to understand the needs of others and recognize the importance of external aid for the sake of helping efforts to eliminate suffering resounds clearly among philanthropists. Empathy guides philanthropists to donate to causes that not only align with their personal values but also seek a better world for all.
The Dwyer Family Foundation is not the only way that Patrick Dwyer supports his community. He also serves as a leader for a number of charitable organizations in his area. He sits on Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami’s Board of Trustees. He serves as a governing board director for both the Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation and Telluride Science Research Center. In addition to these positions, he is also an avid supporter of the Key Biscayne Community Foundation. This foundation organizes philanthropic endeavors throughout the region of South Florida.
Outside of the Dwyer Family Foundation, Patrick Dwyer worked at Merrill Lynch as a Private Wealth Advisor for over 20 years. In his time here, he was responsible for building the company’s fourth-largest private wealth team. Under his leadership, the team grew to 11 members that managed nearly $4 billion in wealth.
He is a graduate of Providence College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with a minor and business. After his graduation, he continued his education at the University of Miami. He graduated from here with a Master’s of Business Administration degree.
He credits his success both professionally and with the Dwyer Family Foundation to his focus on productivity. Every day, he wakes up at 5 a.m. and starts his morning by reading news related to his industry. This helps Patrick Dwyer to stay on top of the current trends and make smart investment decisions.