The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has named CFP, Kathy Havers from Melbourne's Catalyst Financial Group, as the winner of the 2016 Future2 Community Service Award.
FPA chief executive, Dante De Gori said: "Kathy is a well-deserved winner of this award. Her tireless commitment to community service and philanthropy through her volunteer work with remote indigenous communities, and helping other families living with disabilities, is nothing short of inspirational".
The Future2 Community Service Award recognised FPA members who had made outstanding contributions to financially disadvantaged members of the community, through volunteering or community service.
Havers also won the award in 2014 and was the director of not-for-profit organisation, Kindred Spirits Foundation, which supported Aboriginal people and their communities.
She had been managing projects that empowered people in remote areas of Australia for the past eight years, on a part time basis, the FPA said.
She also provided support to Bulleen Heights Specialist School, which helped children with autism. For the past nine years she worked as their school councillor and was the president for the last four years.
Havers said: "I am so fortunate that my day job allows me to actively assist people improve their life outcomes. In the not-for-profit world, the objectives are the same; improving the prospects for wellbeing of all people and all communities, every day".
The Future2 Community Service Award was presented at the Future2 Gala Dinner of the FPA Professionals Congress.