IRVING, Texas, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Fund, ACE's 11-year-old corporate-giving program, supported 23 nonprofit organizations across the nation in 2014, totaling $1,055,612 in contributions.
Founded in 2004, the ACE Community Fund focuses on organizations that help children, provide education and promote financial literacy in the communities where ACE has stores. Since the creation of the Community Fund, ACE has donated more than $9.3 million to charities nationwide.
"Giving back to the community is one of ACE's top priorities, and it is something that we are all very proud of," said Jay B. Shipowitz, CEO of ACE Cash Express. "Our customers' and employees' generosity and passion for helping others is remarkable."
In 2014, the ACE Community Fund supported charities including: A Wider Circle, AdoptAClassroom.org, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, American Widows Project, Back on My Feet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Christmas Providers, FiSCA Scholarship Program, Genesis Women's Shelter, Junior Achievement, March of Dimes, Mended Little Hearts, MenzFit, Movember Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Breast Cancer Foundation, National Down Syndrome Society, Operation Gratitude, Stars Scholarship Fund, Toys for Tots and Vogel Alcove.
The Community Fund's donations are made possible thanks to ACE's customers, employees and funds provided by the corporate-giving program. In addition to monetary contributions, the Community Fund offers ACE employees paid time off for various volunteer opportunities throughout each year.
For more information about the ACE Community Fund, please see the 2014 annual report.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including payday loans, installment loans, title loans, check cashing, bill payment, wire transfer, money orders and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
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