People make all the difference

The varied expertise of our team goes far beyond investment management to encompass retirement planning, tax and estate planning, risk management, philanthropic planning, education planning, and the full spectrum of financial counseling services. The teams coming together to support our clients include specialists with designations and degrees ranging from CFP®, CFA® and CPA to MBA, JD, LLM and PhD.

But, you’ll benefit from more than our technical know-how. From every team member you work with, you’ll sense a willingness to collaborate and to understand and appreciate your views and preferences…along with a selfless dedication to helping you attain your goals.

"When you can help a client analyze a financial obstacle, and then overcome it, it is a great feeling."

Patrick S. Donnelly, CFP®

Vice President & Senior Wealth Advisor

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Patrick is a Senior Wealth Advisor and a Principal of The Colony Group, having brought his expertise in comprehensive financial planning to The Colony Group from Mintz Levin Financial Advisors in 2012. Patrick is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner with extensive experience in counseling high net worth individuals in all areas of financial planning, including cash flow management, investment allocation and management, retirement planning, insurance, and tax planning.

Patrick has lectured on personal finance before corporate and educational organizations, including Harvard University and Boston University School of Law. His prior experience includes mutual fund accounting and custody for domestic equity, international equity, and fixed income funds. He was named a “Five Star Wealth Manager” by Boston Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.*

Patrick graduated, magna cum laude, from Susquehanna University, where he earned his BA in Economics and Philosophy. He has also received his Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University. When not in the office, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons, as well as hiking, playing guitar, and the occasional round of golf.


*See important disclosures regarding awards and recognitions.