D.A. Davidson is committed to helping nonprofit organizations improve our world, whether that means alleviating suffering, feeding hungry children or expanding our horizons through art. We donate generously and encourage our associates to volunteer. Every year, they spend thousands of hours rolling up their sleeves and working to better their communities. We also boost many of our associates’ contributions by providing donations through our gift matching program — adding power to the causes that resonate with our colleagues.
BY THE NUMBERS
DONATED TO PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS WORKING IN HUMAN SERVICES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, ARTS AND CULTURE, AND NATURE CONSERVATION
PROVIDED THROUGH THE FIRM'S GIFT MATCHING PROGRAM
LOS ANGELES FOOD COUNCIL
Our donation helps ensure that all Los Angeles residents have healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable food.
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE ANIMAL SHELTER, DENVER, COLORADO
As part of the #UberPuppyBowl initiative, the Denver office made a donation and a few adoptable puppies made a visit to the office. The smiles lasted all week!
BILLINGS CLINIC FOUNDATION, BILLINGS, MONTANA
Through the Let Your Love Glow campaign, associates provided donations (and received red noses) to help create a new infusion space for kids going through cancer treatment.
We provided financial support for the Splash! Gala, which helps fund the aquarium’s conservation and educational programs that focus on Puget Sound wildlife. IIG President Michael Purpura also serves on the board of directors.
Our donation helps fund after-school educational and sports programs for at-risk middle school kids, with the goal of teaching life lessons through sports.
IDAHO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Since 2011, our Boise branch has sponsored an array of summertime theater and related events. As part of the commitment, 10 to 15 Boise associates volunteer at the theater, working in jobs that range from taking tickets to hauling trash.
YWCA MERCY HOME, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA
After the I.T. Department learned that the facility needed major renovations, the group raised funds and also joined with other local organizations to frame new walls, hang drywall and paint, creating much-needed new space at the facility.
D.A. DAVIDSON'S STUDENT INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Each year, upper-level finance students at 20 colleges and universities invest money provided by D.A. Davidson. Their schools get to keep half of any proceeds above 5 percent, and the students gain an education in portfolio management. The program has provided more than
$514,000 to colleges across the West and Midwest.
D.A. DAVIDSON IS ALSO PROUD TO SUPPORT MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters
C.M. Russell Museum
WINNERS OF D.A. DAVIDSON'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS HONORS
BRAGG LEWIS KNUTSON COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
The highest honor earned each year by a D.A. Davidson Companies associate, this award celebrates outstanding community involvement and volunteering.
JOHN CLAY, JR., VENTURA, CALIFORNIA
John is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager. His commitment to volunteerism and social responsibility is matched only by the variety and number of causes to which he devotes himself. John has a seemingly endless store of energy and enthusiasm. With a bold vision for nonprofit development, John is known for creatively dreaming up new ways to help his community and local organizations. He is also unafraid to share his leadership skills and business acumen. John’s passion and commitment have made Ventura and the surrounding communities better places to live.
IAN B. DAVIDSON CULTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award, named for our company’s Chairman Emeritus, recognizes two employees each year who exemplify D.A. Davidson Companies’ core values.
BRIAN BROWN, BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Brian is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager and has been described as a true ambassador for “all that’s good and admirable about our firm.” He is a committed leader who stresses ethics and integrity in his branch’s work, leading by example and with enthusiasm and a positive outlook. Brian is similarly committed to his community. He brings the same passion and work ethic to his volunteer work as he does to his job.
JAMIE WIEFERICH, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Jamie is an Associate Vice President and Regional Administrative Manager and has been described as a person who embodies the “very best of D.A. Davidson culture.” Jamie believes strongly in following policies and procedures and in following up on projects she has begun. She is hard-working, with a focus on accuracy. Just as important, she is known for recognizing the achievements of others, instilling fun in the office and encouraging community involvement.