Commitment to Our Communities

ICMA-RC’s mission is to help public sector employees build retirement security. Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation based in Washington, D.C., focused on providing retirement plans and related services for more than one million public sector participant accounts and more than 9,000 retirement plans. Our associates are dedicated every day to our mission and serving those who serve our communities.

ICMA-RC partners with a number of public sector focused organizations which include: the Local Government Hispanic Network, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Government Finance Officers Association, National League of Cities, and the National Association of County Administrators.

In addition, ICMA-RC partners with Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) to assist in providing financial education to underserved public sector employees in the Greater DC area. Through its financial and consumer education programs, research, and advocacy, CAAB is working to ensure that all residents in the Greater DC area have opportunities to save and invest in their dreams.

In 2001, ICMA-RC founded the ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund) to honor local and state government employees who lost their lives in service to their communities. To date, the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund has raised over $1.3 million and awarded more than 400 scholarships to surviving children and spouses of fallen public sector employees from across the nation.

In 2007, ICMA-RC established the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, created as a resource to local and state governments as they attract and nurture the best workforce. The Center is a non-partisan, non-profit organization considered a premier resource for research on workforce trends, compensation, pensions, health care, and retirement for state and local leaders, and highlights promising practices and innovations through forums, webinars, and outreach.

In 2015 and 2017, we joined in honoring and celebrating with public safety officials from around the globe as the Official Retirement Plan Services Provider for the World Police & Fire Games, an Olympic-style event attended by more than 10,000 first responder athletes.

ICMA-RC has also been a sponsor of the National Police Week 5K hosted by the Officer Down Memorial Page for five years running. ICMA-RC employees join with 2,000 other runners and walkers in Washington D.C. to run and remember the 23,000+ fallen officers who have given their lives in the line of duty in U.S. history.

ICMA-RC and its more than 800 associates consistently give their time and resources to communities throughout the country. As part of that commitment, we have long-term partnerships with philanthropies where our headquarters is located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area such as So Others Might Eat (SOME) and Habitat for Humanity. Since 2005, ICMA-RC associates have selflessly volunteered more than 1,000 hours to serve breakfast and lunch in the SOME dining room at 71 "O" Street, NW, and to assist Habitat for Humanity in building homes in Montgomery County, MD.

ICMA-RC is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association (AHA). Each year, associates participate in the Richmond and the Greater Washington Heart Walks. In addition to the corporate donation ICMA-RC contributes to the AHA, we also create fundraising opportunities throughout the year so that associates can further show support of this worthwhile cause.

ICMA-RC is also a supporter of the Friends of Richmond K-9, a non-profit organization founded to facilitate educational opportunities and raise awareness of Police K9s and their activities and accomplishments. Our Richmond associates participate in the Harry Pherson Memorial 5k for K-9’s, which is held in memory of retired K-9 Officer Harry Pherson, who passed away in August, 2018.

Holiday giving initiatives are a large part of ICMA-RC’s community outreach. We work with worthy non-profits such as Toys for Tots, Soles4Souls, and the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, as well as area schools and homeless shelters to support their missions throughout the holiday season.

Doing good and doing well is a key principle of ICMA-RC’s focus, and our associate volunteers know that focusing on community service is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling activities we do as corporate citizens.

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