Edward Jones today announced the release of its fourth-annual Purpose, Inclusion and Citizenship Report, “Partnering for Positive Impact.” In the year of the firm’s Centennial, the report showcases Edward Jones’ year-ended 2021 achievements, and how it partners for positive impact to improve the lives of its clients and colleagues, and together, better its communities and society.
The report details meaningful progress Edward Jones made in three areas: Partnering for Lasting Financial Strength, Promoting Healthier Futures and Advancing Inclusive Growth. In 2021, the firm furthered a place of belonging for its associates and advanced its diverse representation goals, educated more than 175,000 high school students and young adults through its Financial Fitness program, and donated more than $26 million to 259 organizations through corporate, Edward Jones Foundation and associate philanthropic support.
“Our nearly 19,000 financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients in approximately 3,000 communities across North America every day,” said Penny Pennington, Managing Partner of Edward Jones. “Through our purpose and partnership for positive impact, we are able to extend our reach into the communities we serve, providing access to financial knowledge for our clients and helping people connect to their own purpose and achieve things in their lives they might not have known were possible. Our efforts to partner for lasting financial strength, promote healthier futures and advance inclusive growth in our own workplace extend into society through the dedication of our 50,000 associates who give of their time, talent and treasure to improve people’s lives in their communities.”