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10-year partnership leads to $225,000 donated to hospitals

May 9, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2019--When executives from Ivy Investments and Raymond James Financial Services launched a charity golf tournament 10 years ago, they knew it had a great potential. But they could not foresee the financial impact it would have on children’s hospitals in cities around the country.

A decade later, $225,000 has been raised for children’s hospitals or medical facilities across all host cities.

That total was reached at the 10 th annual Raymond James Charity Golf Classic on April 28, when $20,000 was donated to UMC Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, the third time that city has hosted. The golf classic tees off in a different city each year and this year included 200 golfers gathered from Raymond James, Ivy Investments and their guests.

“Our work overall with Raymond James is about targeting investment solutions for a range of investors, but we realize our partnership can bring an even broader impact, one that benefits children and provides resources for hospitals providing their own solutions: fighting disease, treating illness or injury,” said Joe Moran, Senior Vice President, Head of Intermediary Distribution for Ivy Distributors, Inc. “It is important to us to give back to the communities where we and our clients work and live.”

The charity golf classic began in Nashville in 2010 (and returned there in 2016), and has stopped in Orlando (twice); Dallas; Washington, D.C. (twice) and Las Vegas (three times). Raymond James organizers review different opportunities for locations each year, with the event typically preceding the firm’s annual Elevate national adviser conference.

“Raymond James financial advisors focus on helping clients with achieving their financial objectives and are typically involved in their local communities. The impact created by the charity golf classic reflects our firm values and resonates with many of our financial advisors,” said Scott Curtis, President of Raymond James Private Client Group. “It’s been a rewarding partnership with Ivy Investments that we understand has made a difference for some of the patients and their families receiving care at the children’s hospitals. We’re proud to host and support this event each year and are grateful for our now 10-year partnership with Ivy.”

What inspired the charitable focus of the annual tournament? Both Moran and Curtis say that, while the golf classic is about camaraderie between the firms, it was a mutual decision, and an easy choice to tie the event to a meaningful cause: helping kids and their families during challenging times.

“It’s a way for us to pause and understand that there are a number of unmet health care needs around the country,” said Curtis. “Together with Ivy, doing a small part to help provide support and resources, we’ll continue helping to make a difference for kids and their families.”

Following is a breakout of annual donations from the Raymond James Charity Golf Classic:

2010 - Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Nashville; $30,000
2011 - Children’s Hospital of Nevada, Las Vegas; $25,000
2012 - Children’s Hospital Foundation, Orlando; $25,000
2013 - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas; $25,000
2014 - Children’s Hospital Foundation, Washington DC; $20,000
2015 - Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas; $20,000
2016 - Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt, Nashville; $20,000
2017 - Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, Orlando; $20,000
2018 - Children’s Hospital National Health System, Washington DC; $20,000
2019 - UMC Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas; $20,000

Total over 10 years: $225,000

About Ivy Investments

Ivy Investments is recognized for inventive, actively-managed, global investing strategies that help investors best meet their long-term goals. Our roots date to 1937 and, over the years, we’ve built our time-tested investment process within an authentic and demanding culture — one that values preparedness, collaboration and accountability. For more information, visit www.ivyinvestments.com.

IVY INVESTMENTS® refers to the investment management and investment advisory services offered by Ivy Investment Management Company, the financial services offered by Ivy Distributors, Inc., a FINRA member broker dealer and the distributor of IVY FUNDS® mutual funds and IVY VARIABLE INSURANCE PORTFOLIOS℠, and the financial services offered by their affiliates.

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