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Raymond James Cares! Countdown to May 2016

At Raymond James Ltd., embracing our spirit of social responsibility and giving back to the communities in which we live and work is a key value on which our firm is built. In 2013, it was decided to annually recognize the month of May as Raymond James Cares Month. The goal of this month-long event is to encourage people across the firm to reach out within their local communities and volunteer their time and get involved in projects that they are passionate about.

Last year we volunteered 1,349 hours and donated 659 lbs. of food across Canada. Our goal this year is to “Show Canada how much we care” by donating 2000 volunteer hours at a range of charity organizations across the country and 1000 lbs. of non-perishable food to local food banks.

Raymond James encourages our volunteers to choose a charity they are passionate about. We encourage people to step up and be leaders and to share their passion of community involvement with their colleagues.

62 charities benefited from our collective efforts, including; Ronald MacDonald House, Start2Finish, The Scott Mission, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada, YWCA and many more.

Throughout the month of May, branches across the country also collected non-perishable food items for food banks across Canada. There were competitions in branches, contests to raise money to buy much-needed items such as baby formula.

Across the firm, people volunteered their time and talents to make a difference in the lives of others.

We are looking forward to an even more successful Raymond James Cares Month this year as we show Canada how much we care!

Here are a few pictures of our volunteering efforts last year:

Toronto Scott Mission

Back row: Paul Allison, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Satoli, Branch Compliance Supervisor & Assistant Branch Manager, Pedro Ostia-Vega, Senior Financial Advisor Assistant
Front Row: Andrea Thompson, Senior Financial Planner, Cathy Dinsmore, 54th Floor Receptionist, Nic Zabaljac, Financial Advisor Assistant, Melody Lau, Manager of Raymond James Correspondent Services Business Development, Grant Kedwell, Financial Advisor.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Back Row: Lance Smith, Telecommunications Specialist Technology Operations, Andrew Dawson, Operations Training Coordinator Operations Administration, Michael Misfeldt, Accounts Payable Associate, John Smith, Senior Account Transfers Associate Account Transfers, Andrew Beason, Associate Account Transfers
Middle: Larissa Lapierre, Senior Manager, BCP & Application Development, Doan Nguyen, Senior Transition Specialist, Geoff Campbell, Supervisor, Account Transfers
Front Row: Cheryl Picot, Operations Business Analyst, Mariane Davis, Manager, Account Transfers & Mutual Funds, Dianne Lapierre, SVP, Chief Information Officer Information Technology, Michelle Lylack, Senior Account Transfers Associate Account Transfers, Julie Myaskovsky, IT Admin Support Business Continuity Planning (BCP), Maggie Xu, Database Administrator Technology Operations

Daily Bread Food Bank - Toronto

Back Row: Martha McFarlane, Financial Advisor, Kevin Whelly, Senior Vice President, National Director, Sales
Front Row: Richard Liss, Financial Advisor, Bernardine Perreira, Financial Advisor, Megan Callaghan, Financial Advisor Assistant, Sara Minatel, Vice President Syndication Equity Syndication, Mario Addeo, Executive Vice President, Head of Private Client Solutions

Calgary Food Bank

Left to right: Mariella Macedo, Marketing Coordinator RJFP Business Development, Jennie Hanson, Financial Planning Assistant Estate Planning, Pamela Luhowy, Senior Financial Advisor Assistant, Brenda Spicer, Senior Financial Advisor Assistant, Natalie Gallant, Senior Financial Advisor Assistant, Pierre Fournier, Financial Advisor, Miho Shimazu, Assistant Branch Administrator, Debbie Ballantyne, Senior Financial Advisor Assistant, David Jung, Financial Advisor, David Loftus, Financial Advisor