Waddell & Reed has long been an advocate of community, cultural and charitable causes, demonstrating our philanthropic support directly from the company as well as from our employees. The executive team believes that investing in our communities is not only good business; it is incumbent upon us as members of those communities. Our employees volunteer personal time and resources, while encouraging others to do the same and fostering an environment in which it becomes second nature.
Named the 2013 "Business Philanthropist of the Year" by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid-America Chapter, Waddell & Reed is proud to support those meaningful endeavors that bring our community together.
Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon
One of the fastest-growing marathons in the United States, the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon regularly attracts thousands of runners from all 50 states and from many countries around the world.
"Light the Night"
Each autumn, Waddell & Reed employees, friends and family members enthusiastically reach out to support this major fundraising campaign, benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter.
Our philanthropic spirit touches many important not-for-profit organizations throughout the Kansas City area, including Operation Breakthrough, Community LINC and numerous others.