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Who We Are

The FT Cares Foundation works to transform lives​, locally, nationally and globally. Through the Foundation, we’ve committed our resources and employees to show how much First Trust cares and how, together, we can help change the world. Right, banding together to end homelessness.

In April 2012, after six successful years of charity work, and having increased giving each year, the process of creating a Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, began. In May of 2012 the IRS granted tax-exempt status to the FT Cares Foundation. The Foundation, which has five officers, along with its Board of Directors, has a broad mandate: to continue to grow each year and transform lives locally, nationally and globally.
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The Foundation is very purposeful in how it gives, and chooses organizations where it can have the strongest impact on the individuals served by an organization. For each month, the Foundation chooses a different charitable area in which to concentrate its efforts. Together with our partner organization First Trust Portfolios, located in Wheaton, the Foundation is proud to make an impact in its community, as well as around the nation and the globe.

The Foundation is proud that 97% of every dollar brought in is, in turn, donated to our charitable partners.

The FT Cares Foundation is housed within First Trust Portfolios and is grateful for First Trust's support. The Foundation pays no salaries, nor are there office or overhead costs.

Board of Directors
Andrew Roggensack
Scott Jardine
Kristi Maher
Jane Doyle

Lisa Weier, President
Christina Knierim, Vice President
Amy Lum, Counsel
Debbie Del Giudice, Treasurer
Patricia Costello, Secretary
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