Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy
Cassaday & Company, Inc., is honored to be one of only ten financial advisory firms from across the nation selected for the 2022 Invest in Others Charitable Champions list. This annual list recognizes advisory firms who have demonstrated exemplary efforts to give back to their communities by promoting a culture of philanthropy among employees. Cassaday was previously recognized on the list in 2019 as well.
According to Invest in Others (IiO), the firms selected on this year’s list “raised a total of $2,095,952 in monetary contributions [in 2021] and donated a combined 20,746 volunteer hours through philanthropic programs and firm-wide events.”
Our firm makes an active effort to empower our employees by providing them with frequent charitable giving opportunities, matching their charitable contributions to our Charitable Fund by 200%, and fostering a culture of giving back to our community. Our ultimate goal is to support individuals and organizations in creating opportunities that otherwise would not exist by providing basic necessities like food, water, medical care, refuge, shelter, sanctuary, education and training.
“When companies prioritize giving back to their communities, it creates a culture that extends to all levels of the organization,” said Megan McAuley, Executive Director and President of Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. “We’re excited to recognize these 10 outstanding firms that have inspired their employees to give back. Through their example, these Charitable Champions are proving that the financial industry can be a force for good.”
As a firm, we are fortunate to be in a position to give back to our community, and to have employees that are profoundly charitable in nature.
About Invest in Others
Invest in Others is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting and empowering financial advisors and firms that make a difference in the lives of others. Its programs recognize, support, and connect, which helps to build critical visibility, encourage others to get involved, channel additional resources to those in need, and highlight the important work being championed by the financial services community.
About the Award
Award applications were evaluated blindly by a panel of judges based on criteria including:
- Employee benefits,
- Company contributions, and
- Philanthropic events and programs offered by the firms.
To be eligible for the Charitable Champions award, firms must meet all the following criteria:
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year
- Have a minimum of 10 employees in the United States
- Be a registered investment adviser (RIA), affiliated with (but not an employee of) an independent broker dealer (IBD), or a hybrid/dually-registered firm affiliated with an IBD and doing business through an RIA.
- Firms should directly provide financial advice to households or organizations.
Invest in Others has acknowledged the importance of firm-wide philanthropy since 2015 via its Corporate Philanthropy Award.
Overwhelmed by the compassion, dedication, and impact that advisors and their firms were demonstrating on Corporate Philanthropy Award applications, Invest in Others was inspired to develop a more robust corporate recognition program: Charitable Champions.