Garry Steven Burry, CLTC®

Wealth Management Advisor

Community Involvement

Garry and Donna are working diligently to grow a non-profit they started in 2016 named Family Renewal Project.




The mission of Family Renewal Project

To restore the family and renew the culture

by educating and forming men and women

to understand, embrace, and live authentic love and responsibility

Family Renewal Project is a 501c3 apostolate of Catholic laity at the service of the Church, established in 2016 in response to Saint John Paul II's invitation to the new evangelization.



WHAS Crusade for Children, Endowment Board

 Meet the WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment Board


Garry was elected on March 23, 2017 to a 1 year term as Chairman of the Crusade for Children Endowment Board. His term completed on April 1st, 2018.

Little did Garry know that when he was 19 years old, volunteering as a fireman for the Buechel Fire Department, that some 41 years later he would be asked to help on the endowment board, planned giving committee for the Crusade for Children Endowment. It's also ironic that when Garry was 28 years old, he set up a whole life insurance policy owned by and payable to the Crusade for Children. This is a way that donors can commit to a larger future gift by paying much smaller amounts each year. Garry brings his expertise of some 23,000 appointments over 34 years to the Crusade in hopes of increasing the endowment for at-need children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.


Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award

WHAS Crusade for Children

I’m passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, which is one reason I’ve spent 41 years volunteering with WHAS Crusade for Children. This year, I was awarded a Northwestern Mutual 2017 Community Service Award for the time I’ve dedicated to this organization, and presented them with a $20,000 grant in my name as part of my award.

Political Advocacy

Garry met with Senator Rand Paul on March 12, 2016 to review NAIFA priorities, including the new fiduciary guidelines and tax-deferred status of cash value life insurance.

Local Advisor Visits Federal Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

Discusses middle market access to financial advice and service

Garry Burry joined hundreds of other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C. on May 25 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and their staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’s Annual Congressional Conference.

Burry, a local Estate and Business Planning Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the nation’s oldest and largest insurance and financial services association, which sponsored the event.

Burry joined NAIFA leaders, including Government Relations Chairs; State Association Presidents and Executives; NAIFA President Jules O. Gaudreau, Jr.; NAIFA President-Elect Paul R. Dougherty and members of NAIFA's Board of Trustees for the event.

Congressional Conference attendees talked with their members of Congress about the importance of life insurance, annuities, retirement savings, and employee benefits for their clients and the U.S. economy. 

“I met with Congressman Thomas Massie and Brett Guthrie and Senator Rand Paul. Senator Mitch McConnell was on the floor during my scheduled visit, but I met with three of his staff” said Burry. “It's vital to let our Representatives and Senators know how important the insurance and financial services are that we provide to our clients, who are their constituents. We work with our community’s families and businesses every day to plan for the future, save for retirement, and protect against financial risks.”

Kosair Childrens Hospital's Brave Hearts

The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place Friday, June 26th at The Brown Theatre in Louisville. The Ceremony included the presentation of the 9th annual Blanton Collier Award to the current University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. All proceeds of the event benefited Kosair Children's Hospital's Congenital Heart Center & Brave Hearts, a group of families who have joined forces to make a difference for those with children diagnosed with a congenital heart condition. The Induction Ceremony and fundraising event was presented by Northwestern Mutual’s Garry Burry.




WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment Telethon

December 2014 & 2015

Garry discussed several ways to support the Crusade for Children, which included ideas like adding the Crusade to your will or trust, donating stock, and purchasing life insurance naming the Crusade as owner and beneficiary.





Community Foundation of Louisville Donor Grant for Art Supplies-Kosair Children's Hospital

May 2014




The Domino Effect of Pediatric Cancer

Every year children lose their battle to cancer, setting off the domino effect. Join Northwestern Mutual's Childhood Cancer Program as we search for a cure to prevent another piece from falling. To learn more, visit



February-April 2013

Taking Your Financial Security Advocacy to Capitol Hill


On February 27-28, 2013, Garry Burry and Dave Travis, representing Kentucky, visited Capitol Hill to take part in an all-industry fly-in. Targeting legislators critical to the tax-writing process.


Garry and Richard Knowles attended the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Fly-In (April 8-9, 2013).


Both of these visits to Capitol Hill had face to face meetings with Mitch McConnell and John Yarmouth of Kentucky.



January 2008

Garry enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, having worked with the New Orleans chapter to help raise over $95,000 for the rebuilding of homes left by Hurricane Katrina.
January 2007
Garry and Donna use a donor advised fund with the Louisville Community Foundation as a way to endow charitable stewardship long after they "give up the ghost". Actually at Garry and Donna's death the annual giving from their fund will be continued to be distributed by their daughters Stephanie 21 and Alison 19 (who are now starting to understand the impact that they have to positively change people's lives).
Summer 2003
Garry and Donna support The Nativity Academy School which opened in 2003 and caters to at-need children. Garry has spearheaded donor cultivation, and has a thoughtful manner and excellent insight into complex problems. His calmness and sincerity has been a huge asset to the school. At Nativity, WE GIVE KIDS A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT."

On February 24th, 2010 Garry attended Career Day at Nativity Academy talking to the students about the possibility of entering into an internship with Northwestern Mutual.




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