Community Involvement

Gary enjoys being an active member of the Charlottesville community.  Locally, he has served as the Chairman of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.  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 1997and 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.

Community Service Award Winner

Northwestern Mutual recognized Gary Taylor for his admirable community involvement in 2003 by awarding him the Community Service Award. The Community Service Award provides additional financial support to representatives' local communities with grants to nonprofit organizations to support representatives' outstanding volunteer leadership.


Gary W Taylor, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Taylor Associates


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