Location: Swansea, IL
Broker-Dealer: Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments
Custodians: Pershing, LLC and TD Ameritrade
Top Executive: James D. Maher, CEO & Founder
Archford Capital Strategies of Swansea, IL offers a matching gift of up to $1,000 for its employees to utilize throughout the year. Not including any matching gift dollars, the firm donated over $76,000 to charity in its last fiscal year.
Archford Capital has a donor advised fund called “Jim and Jenny Maher’s Archford Angels” through the St. Louis Community Foundation. Founder & CEO Jim Maher created Archford Angels in 2016 to encourage employees to get involved in their community. He gives each team member $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice and participate in an Angels project. A friendly competition runs throughout the year to determine which 3 projects ranked highest in sustainability, impact and personal growth. Three projects are awarded grants of $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000.
The initial Archford Angels project began with $15,000 and 15 Angels. By the end of 2018 it had resulted in over $410,000 in donations to the selected charities and over 900 service hours!