Unity House welcomes new board member

Michael Antonacci brings expertise in financial management

Auburn, New York – Unity House’s CEO Liz Smith has announced that a new community leader has joined the nonprofit’s board of directors.

Michael Antonacci of Rialto Wealth Management began his new duties in January. An expert in financial and investment management, Mike will help the board navigate the changing markets, and will sit on the board’s development committee.

Mike has been a member of Unity House’s Planned Giving Advisory Council since 2022, and is a partner at Rialto Wealth Management in Syracuse. He has over 10 years of experience in the investment advisory and private wealth management industry. In addition to working directly with clients, Mike specializes in complex estate and tax planning matters. Prior to joining Rialto, he was a financial advisor at Rockbridge Investment Management.

Headshot of Michael Antonacci
Michael Antonacci

“I’m excited to work with Mike on the board,” Liz said. “He is engaged on our Planned Giving Advisory Council, and has already provided some financial overview training to our board members. His area of expertise will move Unity House to the next level surrounding fund development, and will help us find alternative revenue sources.”

Mike earned a B.A. from Hamilton College, an MBA from Union Graduate College, and a J.D. from Albany Law School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and has been admitted to practice law in New York State. He also serves on the SUNY ESF Foundation board, and on the Cayuga Community Fund Leadership Council.

“I was first introduced to Unity House’s good work while watching honorees receive the Fred Atkins Community Service Award for exceptional volunteerism,” said Mike. “I got to hear from some of the individuals whose lives have been touched by the work that Unity House does on a daily basis. Working to empower the lives of people with disabilities is critically important work. I am excited for the opportunity to help further this mission in our community.”