W. Gary Stemple is the founder of Plan For Tomorrow, a registered representative with broker-dealer Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., and an investment advisor representative with Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a registered investment advisor. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, he specializes in investment, retirement, and estate planning for affluent individuals, families, small business owners, executives, and professionals.
Gary was born and raised in San Diego. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Idaho. He holds several prestigious certifications and designations, including CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, Certified Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designations. He was the first CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in San Diego to earn the designation of Registered Player Financial Advisor for the NFL Players Association, providing advice to players and agents in the NFL. In 2012, he was listed in “San Diego 2012 Select Wealth Managers” by San Diego Magazine.
Gary is deeply involved in many community service outreach programs. As an Eagle Scout, Gary has spent numerous hours volunteering for The Boy Scouts of America, is a member of the San Diego Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and is current Chairman of the Board of Project Mercy, a non-profit working to provide housing for families of need in Mexico.
Gary’s dedication to others is a key aspect of his life and is demonstrated by his longstanding service to his lifelong San Diego community. He was a founding board member and past President of San Diego Safe Harbor, Inc., a non-profit corporation which ran a transitional housing project for the homeless, Vice President of the board of the California Ballet, special advisor to the Board of Directors of The Art Pratt Foundation, and a member of the church council for the Clairemont Covenant Church. He has also resided as President over prominent organizations, such as the Balboa Theater, Arts and Education Fund, the Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, and the Old Mission Rotary Club.
In his spare time, Gary enjoys going to the beach, gardening, and spending time with his wife and two children.