Main Street Stories
In 1973, Chuck challenged Wall Street and brought investing to Main Street. Today, we continue to advocate for our clients, give back to our local communities, and lead our industry forward. Main Street Stories is where we showcase our people, our culture and our mission.
CommunitySchwab and food-service partner Eurest pay it forward during the pandemic
With the full support of Schwab and use of the firm’s facilities and equipment, Eurest employees are doing their part to provide food and nourishment to those in need in their communities.
CultureCelebrating diversity, inclusion and accessibility at Schwab
As part of Schwab’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility companywide, we’re shining a light on some of the achievements and opportunities in these crucial areas.
CultureThe Three Musketeers: Meet the Richardson Schwamily
Meet a special Schwab family of brothers who say they’re most excited to work together every day while serving Schwab clients.
In the Industry
Chuck built his career, and our company, around a principle of abiding optimism and that persistence toward a better outcome always wins the day.
In the latest TV spot from Charles Schwab & Co., Chuck Schwab, our founder shares his perspective on the current crisis, by recalling previous crises endured and overcome by his generation.
Chuck Schwab shares his perspective on the current crisis.
I was born in ’37 so it was a very struggling period of time.
On screen: Charles Schwab
Founder, Charles Schwab and Co
That’s the nature of Wall Street. Up and down. Depression to exuberance. Depression to exuberance.
And you could name many, many cycles like that over the years.
My generation, having come through so many wars and so many things…
Polio was really a big problem. A disease that didn’t have a solution.
But we persisted and finally came up with the Salk vaccine.
Persistence. It’s the heartbeat of this country.
Stick with it.
On screen: We remain invested in optimism.
We remain invested in investors.
We remain invested in you.
On screen: [Charles Schwab logo/Own your tomorrow lockup]
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CultureSchwab establishes endowed scholarships to support Black students pursuing a career in Financial Planning
Through the Charles Schwab Foundation, Schwab is establishing endowed scholarships to help increase the pipeline of diverse talent into our industry and within our own firm.
CultureNew Schwabbie Danielle Munoz excited to bring USAA experiences to Schwab
Danielle Munoz, who joined Schwab in late May as part of its USAA acquisition, is excited to continue her passion of really putting the client first.
Culture, InnovationBridging the Gap
Schwab Bank's Community Development Group helps vulnerable communities in collaboration with some of the most innovative and dedicated financial first responders during the COVID-19 crisis.
Schwab offers employees many opportunities to get involved with local organizations through employee resource groups or through the company's annual Volunteer Week event.
In high school, Kenneth Stable was introduced to Boys Hope Girls Hope Colorado, an organization that provides opportunities to excel for children from disadvantaged environments. Now, as a Schwab employee, he gives back to the organization that has done so much for him.
Kenneth Stable, my Schwab story
My family, since as far back as I can go have always been in a cycle of poverty.
There were times that we would be staying in shelters, several shelters across Colorado.
I’ve lived in at least eight states, and then I’ve gone to about 17 different schools.
But I graduated high school from Regis Jesuit High School, and then I went to graduate from Creighton University in 2009.
When I was in high school, I was actually introduced to Regis through a program called Boys Hope Girls Hope Colorado. And it’s an organization that’s for children who come from a disadvantaged environment and gives them an opportunity to excel in a more stable environment.
So I’m currently on the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope Colorado. I also serve on the Board of Trustees for Regis Jesuit High School.
When I was in the program, it was always my goal that eventually I would on the board for both Regis and Boys Hope Girls Hope. Because they’ve done so much for me, I wanted to have the opportunity to give back to them, as well, not just the organization, but, more importantly, students like myself who came through the program.
I’m a Senior Specialist with our Partner Support Group at Charles Schwab. Our role is primarily to support the branches. I love the culture here, and I love that we have so many opportunities here to get involved in the organization, whether it’s through our ERGs or Play Resource groups, or do Volunteer Week, and, more importantly, I love that the clients love us. They really feel that we are trustworthy, that we are loyal, and that we’re there for them.
We do put the client first, and that’s very important to me.
CommunityGiving in the time of COVID-19
With non-profits stretched thin to support impacted communities during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s clear the pandemic is more than a health issue. Schwab Charitable reports truly inspiring generosity from its donors.
Culture, InnovationSchwab internships move online
For the first time ever, Charles Schwab’s nine-week Intern Academy is being held entirely online this summer, with students reporting for work each day the same way more than 95 percent of Schwab’s workforce currently is: from home.
Culture, CommunitySchwab taking pride in acceptance and inclusion
True to its founding principles, Schwab has been at the forefront in challenging the way the finance industry looks and by creating a welcoming and inclusive culture.
IndustryCreating a cycle of opportunity for employees
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic upended the workplace as we knew it. Firm leaders may need to reconsider their sourcing and hiring strategies to attract new talent.
CultureCelebrating Schwab Dads!
This Father’s Day, Schwab is celebrating some of our outstanding dads who are supporting their families while they teach some important life lessons and learn a few themselves along the way.
IndustrySharing stories of independence
Schwab Advisor Services’TM creative teams have launched the podcast "How I Became an Independent RIA."
Culture | MilitaryHiring our heroes: Meet Audrey Wakefield
At Schwab, veterans and military families have found opportunity through fellowships which often lead to full-time employment. Hear from one of our new employees.
CommunityNo fans, new raffle add twists to Charles Schwab Challenge
When the first group of players at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge tee off at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 11, they’ll be doing more than simply starting up a round of golf.
IndustryKeeping your data safe in times of crisis
A key part of preparing for crises means being aware of schemes and tactics fraudsters use to steal personal data. Schwab provides a few helpful tips.