Corporate Citizenship: For Edward Jones, it's personal

“Caring about our clients, one another and our communities isn’t something we ‘do’ at Edward Jones; it’s who we are.” – Managing Partner Penny Pennington

The associates at Edward Jones have the privilege of being responsible to and good stewards of the communities where we live, work and serve — maintaining a spirit of caring that is in our cultural DNA. As a purpose-driven organization, we want to make a difference in people’s lives, both in and out of the office. Edward Jones takes its role as a respected corporate citizen and community partner very seriously — and personally.

  • It’s why we always put our client’s interest first.
  • It’s why we value our associates as individuals — respecting differences and unique contributions.
  • It’s why we instinctively work in partnership to give back to local communities and encourage our associates to do the same.
  • It’s why we apply a quality-oriented, long-term philosophy to strategic decisions that encourage sustainability and our commitment to the environment.

These are our values — and they aren’t just lip service. They play out in our commitment to volunteering, charitable giving and advocating on behalf of the causes our associates care about, including our stewardship of the world around us.

An overview of Edward Jones Corporate Citizenship (pdf), is also available.

Our Spirit of Volunteerism

Whether through local branch teams or from our home offices, we support the philanthropic efforts of our associates in communities across North America.

Charitable organizations large and small benefit from associates’ generous spirit of volunteerism. From walks, rides and drives to serving as Chamber of Commerce presidents, on local boards, event coordinators and members-at-large, we don’t just encourage giving back — we give people time to do it. Home-office associates are offered a paid Day of Caring annually to volunteer in their communities.

Our Giving Campaigns

Edward Jones is a partnership: We share the rewards with those who do the work. We also share our good fortune with the communities we serve.

The firm invites associates to invest in local markets through workplace giving campaigns such as those offered by the United Way. The firm recently funded 42 days of service for St. Louis United Way member organizations by raising a record-breaking $6.36 million, including more than $3 million in contributions from Canada and St. Louis home-office associates and nearly $290,000 from local branch offices.

Our National Strategic Alliance

Often inspired by the passions of our associates, we work to increase awareness and marshal public support for a variety of local and national causes and organizations.

In 2016, Edward Jones entered into a strategic alliance with the Alzheimer’s Association, committing $12.5 million over five years to create the Edward Jones Alzheimer’s Research Fund and serve as the national presenting sponsor for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. We fight the disease because it destroys relationships and financial security — two things that matter most to our clients.

Our Sustainable Nature

Conservation is part of our founder’s legacy, which inspires sustainable practices in our St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga headquarters. It helps inform how we choose to do business.

In the 1980s, the late Ted and Pat Jones invested 2.2 million to turn a 225-mile stretch of abandoned railroad into Missouri’s magnificent Katy Trail State Park. We continue to honor this inspirational act with sustainability efforts at our headquarter locations in the U.S. and Canada — including composting to divert tens of thousands of pounds of organic waste from landfills and providing charging stations for electric cars.

Below is a sample list of organizations Edward Jones takes pride in supporting

Community Involvement - Foodbank

We serve where we work

We value the communities where we work, so we're committed to giving back. You'll find our associates serving clients in our offices, but you'll also find us investing our time and talents to support local organizations and great causes. Many Financial Advisors are on Chambers of Commerce and serve as board members and event coordinators for local organizations, and our associates volunteer, donate and support a variety of charitable organizations.

Strategic Alliance with the Alzheimer's Association

Many of us have witnessed the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease firsthand. That's why we're proud to serve as National Presenting Sponsor of the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. We invite you to join us in the fight to end this terrible disease.

Community Involvement - Tour-de-Ted

Tour de Ted promotes giving, firm history

Each year, branch and Home Office associates take to the road to raise funds for cancer research for the firm's annual Tour de Ted. In memory of Ted Jones, former managing partner who died from cancer, the first Tour de Ted showcased the firm's community-oriented culture while paying tribute to the history of Edward Jones. Volunteers rode the path of the original "wire" that connected Pueblo, Colo., to St. Louis, Mo., which created our branch network.

Community Involvement - Volunteer

Committed to our communities - year after year

If they choose to use it, Edward Jones offers eligible associates one paid day per calendar year to serve the community through volunteering. This Day of Caring is about associates helping communities by giving their time and energy to "lend a helping hand." There is no list of approved or recommended organizations or activities that associates must choose from; instead, associates choose a project or organization that is important to them.

Community Involvement - Habitat for Humanity

Building on dreams

When investors wanted to save for a new home, Edward Jones was there to help. Associates from Ontario, Canada, helped a local family reach its goal of home ownership in another way when they came together for the Habitat for Humanity build in Amherstburg, Ont., the first such home built in this community.

Community Involvement - School Supplies

Investing in education

Eight local Edward Jones Financial Advisors teamed up on behalf of school children, clearly demonstrating their commitment to family values. Their school supply drive brought in hundreds of classroom necessities, from notebooks and markers to tissues and cleaning wipes.

Community Involvement - Emergency Assistance

A regional effort

Sixteen Financial Advisors in Texas decided to set aside one day out of their busy schedules to give back to their community. They volunteered at the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance facility by painting offices and hallways, and sorting and tagging clothes.

Community Involvement - Foodbank

We serve where we work

We value the communities where we work, so we're committed to giving back. You'll find our associates serving clients in our offices, but you'll also find us investing our time and talents to support local organizations and great causes. Many Financial Advisors are on Chambers of Commerce and serve as board members and event coordinators for local organizations, and our associates volunteer, donate and support a variety of charitable organizations.

Strategic Alliance with the Alzheimer's Association

Many of us have witnessed the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease firsthand. That's why we're proud to serve as National Presenting Sponsor of the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. We invite you to join us in the fight to end this terrible disease.

Community Involvement - Tour-de-Ted

Tour de Ted promotes giving, firm history

Each year, branch and Home Office associates take to the road to raise funds for cancer research for the firm's annual Tour de Ted. In memory of Ted Jones, former managing partner who died from cancer, the first Tour de Ted showcased the firm's community-oriented culture while paying tribute to the history of Edward Jones. Volunteers rode the path of the original "wire" that connected Pueblo, Colo., to St. Louis, Mo., which created our branch network.

Community Involvement - Volunteer

Committed to our communities - year after year

If they choose to use it, Edward Jones offers eligible associates one paid day per calendar year to serve the community through volunteering. This Day of Caring is about associates helping communities by giving their time and energy to "lend a helping hand." There is no list of approved or recommended organizations or activities that associates must choose from; instead, associates choose a project or organization that is important to them.

Community Involvement - Habitat for Humanity

Building on dreams

When investors wanted to save for a new home, Edward Jones was there to help. Associates from Ontario, Canada, helped a local family reach its goal of home ownership in another way when they came together for the Habitat for Humanity build in Amherstburg, Ont., the first such home built in this community.

Community Involvement - School Supplies

Investing in education

Eight local Edward Jones Financial Advisors teamed up on behalf of school children, clearly demonstrating their commitment to family values. Their school supply drive brought in hundreds of classroom necessities, from notebooks and markers to tissues and cleaning wipes.

Community Involvement - Emergency Assistance

A regional effort

Sixteen Financial Advisors in Texas decided to set aside one day out of their busy schedules to give back to their community. They volunteered at the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance facility by painting offices and hallways, and sorting and tagging clothes.

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