Recognizing Outstanding Community Service

Schwab employees have always been passionate about getting involved and making a positive difference in peoples’ lives. The Outstanding Community Service Award honors two individuals every year who demonstrate an exemplary and longstanding commitment to their communities. To learn more about the amazing accomplishments of our 2016 winners, as well as previous winners, click the images to tour the winners’ profiles.

Jeri Ellison-Beauford, Denver
Financial Literacy Award 2016

Kris Anest, Phoenix
Community Service Award 2016

Alonzo Anthony

Phoenicia Fitts

Rich Wulforst

Elmer Rodriguez

Brian Sanchez

Evin Moore

Bryce Harman

Brian Howell

Diane Jacobs

Cindy Mick

Helping build strong financial futures is our top priority.

Through financial education programs, employee volunteerism, and community involvement, we strive to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.

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Charles Schwab Foundation's Money Matters: Make It Count program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America teaches teens basic money management skills to help them save, spend, and invest wisely.


  • Approximately 725,000 teens have completed the program
  • 1,700 Boys & Girls Clubs offer the program across the U.S. and on military bases worldwide
  • More than $516,000 awarded in college scholarships to close to 300 Club teens through 2016
  • 86% of American teens say they want to learn about personal finance before making mistakes in the real world1



In today's complex financial world, people of all ages and backgrounds are seeking help on the basics of personal finance. That's why Schwab created its award-winning Schwab MoneyWise website and workshops, tackling the topic of money management with hands-on tools and language that's clear, straightforward and engaging.  


  • $3,800 is the average American family savings account balance2
  • Half of American households have no retirement savings3
  • $28,950 is the average student loan debt for 2012 college graduates4
  • One-third of Americans ages 30-79 believe a 401(k) is a good place to turn for a loan or withdrawal if they need cash5



Charles Schwab has teamed up with to support innovative financial education projects in classrooms across America. Every dollar donated to financial literacy-focused projects on will be matched by Charles Schwab, up to $100,000. Whether it’s learning how to start a business, reading books with a financial focus, or playing games with a currency, it’s important for students to start learning early. We’re proud to offer this special match to support teachers and advance financial education in classrooms nationwide.


Charles Schwab Foundation provides financial support to a variety of charities and community events selected by Schwab employees.

  • $4+ million given annually to directly support nonprofit organizations
  • 2,280+ nonprofit organizations received financial support in 2015
  • $3.88 million given in employee gifts and matching donations in 2015
  • Approximately $200,000+ given in employee board-service grants in 2015 

Meet Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Board Chair and President, Charles Schwab Foundation

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP®, is a leading advocate for financial literacy and one of America's most trusted sources for financial advice. As leader of Schwab Community Services as well as board chair and president of Charles Schwab Foundation, she is devoted to making investing more accessible to the American public, helping men and women from all walks of life to take better control of their finances.

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Charles Schwab Foundation provides direct grants to nonprofit organizations that support Schwab's commitment to financial literacy and respond to local cultural and social needs.


1 2011 Charles Schwab Teens & Money Survey

2 Federal Reserve data, 2012

3 Government Accountability Office data, 2015

4 Project on Student Debt, 2014

5 2014 Charles Schwab Money Myths Survey

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