Goal reached one year early thanks to generosity of associates, clients and communities
Financial services firm Edward Jones announced today that during the first four years of their multi-year commitment with the Alzheimer’s Association, it has contributed $22 million to fight the disease, thanks to the generous support of its associates, clients and communities who have championed the cause.
The firm also renewed its commitment to the cause with new, expanded programs heading into 2020.
In 2016, Edward Jones signed on to be the first national presenting sponsor for the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. More than 64,000 Edward Jones associates, clients, friends and families over the last four years participated on Edward Jones teams at more than 600 Alzheimer’s walks held nationwide each year.
In 2019 alone, Edward Jones had nearly 19,000 walk participants and raised more than $3.35 million.
“Edward Jones is in the business of helping families build and preserve wealth, while Alzheimer’s disease destroys the financial security and future hopes and dreams of families,” said Ken Cella, Edward Jones principal responsible for the Alzheimer’s Association alliance. “According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the average lifetime cost of care for Alzheimer’s disease is $350,000. That may be someone’s retirement or the legacy they had planned to leave to their children or grandchildren. This disease is impacting our clients, associates and communities in increasing numbers. We must do what we can to eradicate this disease.”
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 18,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit our website at edwardjones.com and recruiting website at careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.