Steve Grant, Founder

Steve Grant has been in the financial services business since 1982. Steve was born in New York City and raised in Paramus, New Jersey. He was the Captain of both the baseball and basketball teams and played All Conference Baseball his junior and senior years.

Steve is a graduate of Furman University where he attended on a partial baseball scholarship and served as baseball captain his junior and senior years. He started the Catholic High School Baseball Team at St. Joseph’s High in 1994 and volunteered as head coach for 12 years.

He founded the Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation in March of 2012 and serves as its Executive Director. The Foundation has helped numerous organizations including creating The Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Fitness Park which was donated in 2014. Steve is currently writing a book about the loss of his two sons to accidental overdose and his journey from grief to gratitude.

Steve is the four-time recipient of Northwestern Mutual Foundation National Community Service Award. In 2013, he was presented with the South Carolina Upstate Philanthropic Achievement Award. In 2015, Steve received the South Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Award for volunteer community leadership.

He serves on both The Family Effect Board as well as the Board of The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs/Medical University of SC. Steve is married to Cathy, and they reside in Simpsonville, SC.

Board Members


Member Location Email
Stephen M Grant, CLU Simpsonville, SC Email Steve
Cathy Breazeale Grant Simpsonville, SC Email Cathy
Anthony D Grant Rye, NY Email Anthony
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