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Donor Profile: George Raftelis

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  
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This Donor Profile was originally published in the Winter 2015/16 issue of NC Currents.

George Raftelis started two Funds – one through his company, Raftelis Financial Constultants, and one with his wife. George recognized that financing was a necessary component of projects for building new or upgrading infrastructure; adding treatment capacity to water and wastewater facilities; and/or improving technology to provide more sustainable, energy efficient, effective treatment. Thus he established the Raftelis Financial Consultants Environmental Finance and Management Fund Scholarship. On a more personal level, George and his wife felt a responsibility to protect and preserve the water resources that have been so plentiful in our lifetime. Their desire to ensure the abundance and quality of these resources for their children and grandchildren motivated them to create the Raftelis Foundation Elementary Education Scholarship. George claims that the fund is a small token, but it helps provide awareness and education and a meaningful method for this great effort.

“We feel very strongly about this. We believe that from those who are blessed, much is expected.”

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