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Delivering a human connection

Andrea Ruiz shares her transformative experience of volunteering with Meals on Wheels.

December 14, 2022 Chelsey Sleator

A sisterly bond forever honored

After suddenly losing her twin sister, Mary Anne was able to turn her sorrow into something special for the town's history.

November 30, 2022

Caring for seniors in Central Texas

Inspired by their mission to help seniors, learn how Chip has created a lasting volunteer relationship.

November 29, 2022

Changing lives with financial knowledge

Rick Kinnard was so inspired to help others he spent a week of vacation time volunteering to help formerly homeless men.

November 18, 2022

A reality check on earning (and spending) for kids

It may seem simplistic, but letting kids know what will be expected of them as adults is a powerful piece of financial literacy.

November 10, 2022

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  • Community

    An ally to clients and the community

    An LGBTQ+ ally in both her personal and professional life, Selena Cefaloni is committed to learning about and really knowing the people around her.

  • Community

    Filling a gap in autism research

    As a mom of two children with nonverbal autism, Jill is passionate about finding ways to make an impact for people with autism.

  • Community

    Spreading financial literacy with Moneywise America

    Brittany H. knows it's critical to learn about money starting at an early age, which is why she's bringing financial literacy to kids in North Texas.

  • Community, Culture

    Cleaning up Austin

    After seeing so much trash on the side of the road, a member of the Schwab Cycling Team decided to take things into his own hands.

  • Community

    Charitable giving to a cause close to home

    One family’s story about investing in a healthier future for others.

  • Community

    Embracing all abilities and creating opportunities

    See how one family’s big idea to help their autistic son paired with community support has grown into something larger than they ever imagined.

  • Culture, Community

    Schwabbies continue to serve their communities through the pandemic

    See how Schwab employees find ways to give back to their communities when in-person volunteering and other traditional methods are limited. 

  • Culture, Community, Industry

    Strengthening our future through diversity and inclusion

    An update on Schwab’s diversity and inclusion programming and progress towards fostering greater belonging in financial services. 

  • Community

    Make a charitable giving plan the whole family can follow

    Learn how to change the way your family thinks about donating to charity and see how you could make an impact for years to come.

  • Community

    Creating big impact for small businesses

    From a small-town burger joint to a large financial institution, Adria shares why she's always loved supporting small businesses through her work.

  • Culture, Community

    Expanding financial access through listening, learning, & partnership

    Alvin O., a Schwab Community Development Group member

    See how Alvin O., a Schwab Community Development Group member, finds opportunities to better reach and serve Black & Hispanic investors.

  • Community, Industry

    Celebrating ‘Scholars in Financial Planning’ award recipients

    Meet the students in financial planning programs at seven universities who have received one- and two-year scholarships of approximately $10,000 per year. 

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  • Community

    New financial literacy program commits to close the financial education gap, help teens achieve financial freedom

    With the introduction of our groundbreaking new financial literacy program Moneywise America, Schwab will help level the economic playing field for teens, particularly those in under-resourced schools and communities.

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  • Culture, Community

    Virtual Schwab Volunteer Month keeps spirit of giving alive and well

    Thanks to both Schwab and TDA employees across the firm and even around the globe, this year’s virtual Schwab Volunteer Month was once again able to provide direct support to projects in our communities.

  • Community

    Charles Schwab Challenge roars back with fans, excitement and one-of-a-kind champion's prize

    With COVID-19 restrictions easing around the country, golf fans were able to return in limited capacity to the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas for the 75th anniversary of the tournament.  

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  • Community

    These financial tips can help the military community prepare for tomorrow

    With May being Military Appreciation Month, we’re sharing military findings from the 2020 Charles Schwab Financial Literacy Survey and offering financial tips to help everyone in the military community achieve their financial dreams.

  • Culture, Community

    Schwabbies unite for a dedicated month of virtual community service

    Schwab kicks off its first ever Schwab Volunteer Month with 300 organized community service projects and 6,000 employee volunteers.

  • Culture, Community

    Charles Schwab Abilities Network teams up to help local students

    When the COVID-19 pandemic halted in-person activities on the Westlake, Texas campus, Schwabbies Laura F. and Patrick G., local community outreach co-chairs of the Charles Schwab Abilities Network (CSAN), saw an opportunity.

  • Culture, Community, Industry

    Schwab ramps up its ongoing D&I efforts with multiple new programs in 2021

    As a firm, Charles Schwab has been committed to fostering inclusion in financial services since its founding. In 2021, the firm is expanding its efforts significantly with four new programs.

  • Culture, Community

    A look back at 2020: Schwab serving our communities

    During the unprecedented uncertainty of 2020, Charles Schwab Foundation and Schwab and TD Ameritrade employees stepped up more than ever to lift those in need while maintaining our focus on financial literacy.

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  • Culture, Community

    As an unexpected year is coming to a close, Schwab’s commitment to communities remains

    Schwabbies take comfort that our world-class commitment to our communities remains stronger than ever, banding together to support each other and those in need during truly unprecedented times.

  • Culture, Community

    Schwab’s Pro Bono Challenge pivots, succeeds virtually

    Due to COVID-19, Schwab’s eighth annual Pro Bono Challenge moved to a virtual environment to continue the impactful work of supporting community organizations in a time of great need.

  • Community

    Rising to the challenge to support Military and Veterans nonprofits

    As part of Charles Schwab’s first-ever “Military Pro Bono Challenge”, a few new Schwabbies joined with members of Schwab's Military Veterans Network (MVN) to put their professional skills to work for military- and veteran-focused nonprofits.

  • Community

    Bridging the Digital Divide – one laptop at a time

    Schwab is helping bridge the digital divide by donating refurbished laptops for families in need.

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  • Community

    Communities look to ‘Local Heroes’ to create a better future

    These difference-makers educate, advocate for, and lift up those in need, helping people in their communities build better futures. At Schwab, we believe these heroes should be honored and do so through Local Heroes, a program that celebrates individuals who dedicate their lives to helping others.

  • Culture, Community

    How can employees stay connected and give back in a pandemic? Virtual volunteering

    At a time when a global pandemic is forcing all of us to do less in some areas — less travel, less socializing with friends and family, and less time spent away from home in general —Schwab is looking for ways to help its employees do more.

  • Culture, Community

    Schwab 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.

  • Community

    No fans, new raffle add twists to Charles Schwab Challenge

    Rise to the Challenge promo

    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.

  • Community

    Colleagues rally to support communities

    A Schwab volunteer helping a PBC client.

    What do you get when you bring together 73 nonprofit organizations and more than 450 Charles Schwab employees across nine cities nationwide, all collaborating to make a difference in their communities? Philanthropic magic!

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  • Viewpoints, Culture, Community

    Gender equity: A goal we must all pursue

    A speaker presenting against a gender collage backdrop.

    I’ve long been a champion of financial empowerment for women. That's why, as a commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, I was excited to host a day-long event, the #GenderEquityChallenge Forum, which highlighted and encouraged corporate policies that advance women in the workplace.

  • Community

    Austin's Mobile Loaves and Fishes provides hope

    Alan Graham of Mobile Loaves and Fishes with a friend.

    Mobile Loaves and Fishes gives Austin's formerly chronically homeless a place to call home.

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