Lakeland, FL – CPS Investment Advisors is pleased to announce Peter Golotko, CPA/PFS, MBA, President was selected as 2019 Philanthropist of the Year at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Polk County Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day on November 15. Peace River Center nominated Golotko for his 18 years of board service, capital campaign leadership, and generous monetary contributions.
“An unsung hero, Peter generously and quietly gives of his time, talent, and treasure while instilling in others the importance of engaging and empowering the community’s most vulnerable citizens,” said J. William Gardam, MBA, President and CEO of Peace River Center (PRC). Golotko currently serves as Chair of the PRC Board of Directors and was instrumental in the organization’s recent Lakeland Crisis Stabilization Unit capital campaign. In addition to his work with PRC, Golotko also provides financial and volunteer support to other local nonprofits such as Noah’s Ark; Fleming’s Platoon, a Habitat for Humanity project that provides housing to veterans age 55 and up; and Gospel, Inc. an organization forming meaningful relationships and empowering homeless individuals. Golotko is also a past president of the Lakeland South Rotary Club and helped his daughter Erin start the Rotary Club of Lakeland Tigertown. He is also an active alumna of Florida Southern College and former treasurer of the Polk Early Learning Coalition.
About Peace River Center
Peace River Center is a licensed and accredited, non-profit provider of mental health, substance use and integrated medical services serving Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. Peace River Center provides options for people struggling with mental health and addiction, for children and adults coping with the trauma of abuse and violence, crisis intervention for people in acute need, and housing and community support and integration for people affected by domestic violence or whose recovery requires more support and time. Peace River Center offers inpatient, outpatient, home-, school- and community-based services, telehealth and mobile programs to individuals, groups and families. Peace River Center’s dedicated and compassionate staff of more than 400 operate 36 programs out of 27 locations and provide 24/7 emergency psychiatric response services to the community through the mobile psychiatric Crisis Response Team. In FY2019, Peace River Center had contact with and provided services to more than 22,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors. For more information visit www.PeaceRiverCenter.org.