In 2018, RTD Financial established a Donor Advised Fund, contributing a percentage of profits to the fund each year. These funds are used to match employee donations and make quarterly grants. Employees submit grant proposals which are reviewed by our internal Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. This quarter, we granted $1,500 to The Penn Memory Center.

The Penn Memory Center is the patient care and research component of the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Individuals age 50 and older have access to state-of-the-science diagnosis, treatment and research, focusing on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other age-related progressive memory disorders. The Center is supported in part by the National Institute on Aging.

Additionally, in memory of our dear colleague, John Hochschwender, we made a $1,250 grant to the West Chester Salvation Army and a $1,250 grant to the Brandywine Valley SPCA.