John “Jack” Raycroft is a financial planner at Baystate Financial Services and a MetDESK Specialist with MetLife’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids. He works exclusively with families who have a dependent with special needs. Through workshops and consultations, Jack educates families (and the organizations that support them) on the issues critical to successful special needs planning. His work helps families prepare for the future and the time when they will not be present, or able, to care for their themselves or their children. He educates them on what they can do today and tomorrow to make their future more secure.
Jack speaks publicly throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island on the subject of special needs planning. He has presented at multiple organizations including The National Downs Syndrome Congress and LADDERS at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.
Additionally, Jack serves as the Adjunct Planned Giving Director of maaps(Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools), a network of over 100 schools/programs serving all populations of the special needs pre-22 community. Jack provides charitable planning services to these schools upon request.
Jack is a parent of a child with special needs and he volunteers his time for the North Shore Arc, the Special Olympics and The Independent Living Center of the North Shore.