Join us in welcoming Elizabeth Oros and Paula Yamakaitis to our Planned Giving Advisory Council (PGAC). The Council consists of skilled charitable gift and estate planning professionals committed to The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida’s mission. They provide educational and networking opportunities to help clients realize and enhance their philanthropic impact. Get to know Elizabeth and Paula below.

Elizabeth Oros Planned Giving Advisory Council

Elizabeth Oros

Parishioner at Holy Name of JesusFinancial Advisor, Edward Jones

As a financial advisor, Elizabeth enjoys developing long-term relationships centered around building and organizing wealth, living generously and leaving a legacy.

In 2008, she joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor, and has spent the past 16 years dedicated to helping clients achieve their financial goals and dreams. She earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® certification from The American College of Financial Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University. During her career, she has received numerous awards and became a limited partner with the firm in 2014.

Elizabeth is actively involved in the community and serves on the Pastoral Council of Holy Name of Jesus Church. She is a founding member of the Women’s Philanthropic Giving Circle and serves on the executive committee. Past involvement includes chairman of the board of the Finance Council of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and president of the American Business Women’s Association. She believes in giving back to others and being a good steward of the blessings she has been given.

Paula Yamakaitis PGAC

Paula Yamakaitis

Parishioner at Our Savior, Cocoa Beach – CFO/Sr. VP Real Estate, Selfhelp Community Services

Paula has been an employee of Selfhelp Community Services for the last decade, serving as the CFO/Sr. VP Real Estate. During her time at the organization, she has collaborated with donors and their families to facilitate various planned gifts and beneficiary designations. Paula holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from King’s College, as well as an MBA from DeSales University with a specialization in finance and financial management services. She is an active member of Legatus and the Women’s Philanthropic Giving Circle.

Selfhelp’s founders – refugees from Nazi Germany who had experienced the devastation of losing their homes- founded Selfhelp in 1936 with an unwavering commitment: to ease the suffering of others by providing job training opportunities and housing. In 1964, Selfhelp built their first building to provide apartments for Holocaust survivors. This building in Flushing, Queens continues to provide affordable housing to older adults in the community. Today, Selfhelp owns and operates 17 affordable housing residences that are home to more than 1,500 older adults. Selfhelp Realty Group is leading the development and preservation of housing with access to onsite social services that promotes aging with independence and dignity. This model of housing enables older adults to age in their own homes and communities and avoid institutional care, such as nursing homes.

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