Roy T. Diliberto, founder of RTD Financial Inc. in Philadelphia, is the 2015 recipient of the Financial Planning Association’s P. Kemp Fain Jr. award, FPA announced Tuesday.

Along with George Kinder, Richard Wagner, Mitch Anthony and others, Diliberto is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of financial life planning, an offshoot of the financial planning movement which essentially stresses that the human dimesnsions of an individual's financial life are just as important as the monetary components, if not more so.

The P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the financial planning profession. Fain formed the first International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP) and recipients of the award named for him are financial professionals who exemplify the FPA’s core values of integrity, competence, relationships and stewardship, FPA says.

Diliberto is an author and writes a column, Financial Life Planning, for Financial Advisor magazine. His latest book, Basic Truths for Financial Life Planners, is available in the Financial Advisor magazine bookstore.

In 2000 when the IAFP merged with the Insititute For Certified Financial Planners (ICFP), Diliberto served as its first president.

Active in professional and civic associations, Diliberto has served as FPA national chairman. He was on the advisory boards of Schwab Institutional and TD Waterhouse, and served on the Temple University Planned Giving Advisory Council and the Temple Owl Club Board of Directors.

The award will be presented at the FPA national conference in Boston later this month.