About Raymond James

Raymond James buildings in St. Petersburg, Florida

The right thing to do.

Back in 1962, Bob James founded Raymond James on the principle that putting others first – from our clients to our neighbors – was the right thing to do. His deep commitment to doing what’s right remains a core part of who we are as a company.

Since then, Raymond James has been committed to giving back to our communities by supporting culture and the arts, health and social services, as well as education initiatives. Our advisors, associates and affiliates invest their time and resources to benefit programs and organizations in communities across the United States.


Each November, Raymond James coordinates an annual pledge campaign during which the firm matches contributions up to $5,000 per associate. This practice has made the firm a top corporate sponsor of the United Way Suncoast and has helped impact social services organizations throughout the United States.

Every August, teams of associates and affiliates across the company participate in Raymond James Cares Month, a volunteer initiative that benefits local communities. It’s our way of giving back to the communities where we live and work.

Through regular sponsorship and volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, Raymond James helps build homes and hope. Over the past 10 years, we’ve contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours of volunteer time to Habitat projects.

Since 2000, Raymond James and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have teamed up to support children’s hospitals through the Kicking for Kids program, which donates funds to children’s hospitals for each Tampa Bay Buccaneers field goal made during the regular season.

Raymond James is proud to support Junior Achievement and its efforts to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. The firm regularly sponsors the organization’s educational programs and activities.

The firm is committed to lending support to its own communities in times of crisis. In recent years, Raymond James and its associates have donated time, funds and materials to those affected by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes.