Ameriprise Financial Pledges $5.5 Million to Help Those in Need

Alexandria, VA (February 1, 2011) - Global Impact corporate partner, Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP), along with its employees and financial advisors, recently pledged a record-breaking $5.5 million to nonprofit organizations through the company´s annual workplace giving campaign. The pledge includes employee and advisor contributions, a dollar-for-dollar match by Ameriprise Financial and money donated during special campaign events. Contributions will be distributed to nonprofits throughout 2011.

Ameriprise Financial conducts an "open" campaign, allowing its employees and financial advisors to designate their contributions to any eligible nonprofit organization or one of the company´s featured partners, including Global Impact, Community Health Charities, Earth Share, United Way and Feeding America.

"The recession has had a serious and lasting impact on nonprofits and the communities they serve, whether in the U.S. or abroad," said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise Financial. "I´m touched by the generosity of our employees and financial advisors who have come together to support nearly 5,000 organizations, including many that help people meet their most basic needs, such as food and shelter."

"Since 2005, Ameriprise Financial has been a corporate partner, committed to assuring hope for the world's most vulnerable people," said Tom Tobin, senior vice president of development for Global Impact. "Because of their commitment and the continued support of their employees, we are able to meet critical humanitarian needs around the globe."

For more information about the Global Impact Corporate Alliance Program, please contact: Ann Canela

 

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Global Impact raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. The organization funds more than 70 U.S.-based international charities through innovative partnerships and employee giving programs, and provides solutions to meet the unique giving needs of organizations and donors. In addition, Global Impact distributes charitable donations for some of America’s top corporations and administers one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.5 billion to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people.

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