Ameriprise and Feeding America honored with a Halo Award for
‘Best Employee Engagement’
MinneapolisJune 13, 2016 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today announced it has been honored by the Cause Marketing Forum for bringing its employees, financial advisors and clients together to help solve hunger in communities across America. Ameriprise, along with its national partner Feeding America®, received the Silver Cause Marketing Halo Award in the “Best Employee Engagement” category for its work on the company’s National Days of Service.
During the 2015 National Days of Service, more than 14,000 Ameriprise volunteers prepared 1.5 million meals at 700 events nationwide for families in need. Since launching in 2009, this effort has grown to become Feeding America’s largest single-day volunteer event hosted in partnership with another firm.
“By uniting our employees, financial advisors and clients across all 50 states, we’ve had the opportunity to make a greater impact when it comes to solving hunger in communities across the country,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise. “We’re honored to be recognized for this work and to continue the fight against hunger alongside Feeding America.”
"We congratulate Ameriprise Financial and Feeding America on the work they’ve done to join their nationwide networks together and provide food to those in need,” said David Hessekiel, Cause Marketing Forum president. “We’re proud to recognize a highly effective program that gives people the chance to make a difference in their local communities.”  

About the Cause Marketing Halo Award

Now in their fourteenth year, the Cause Marketing Halo Awards are North America's highest honor in the field of cause marketing, awarded by the Cause Marketing Forum, a company dedicated to providing business and nonprofit executives with the practical information and connections they need to succeed. Descriptions of all the Cause Marketing Halo Award winners can be found online at www.CauseMarketingForum.com/halo2016.

About Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  

About Ameriprise Financial Community Relations

Ameriprise Financial is dedicated to utilizing the firm’s resources and talents to improve the lives of individuals and build strong communities. Through grantmaking, volunteerism and employee and advisor gift matching programs, the company supports a diverse group of over 6,500 nonprofits across the country. In 2015, Ameriprise Financial and its employees and advisors gave $13 million and logged 80,000 volunteer hours at nonprofits. Additionally, the company’s support provided the equivalent of 11.5 million meals to feed families struggling with hunger.

About Ameriprise Financial

At Ameriprise Financial, we have been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more than 120 years. With a network of 10,000 financial advisors and extensive asset management, advisory and insurance capabilities, we have the strength and expertise to serve the full range of consumer financial needs. For more information, or to find an Ameriprise financial advisor, visit ameriprise.com
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Alison Mueller