Commitment to Our Communities

MissionSquare Retirement’s mission is to help public sector employees build retirement security. Founded in 1972, MissionSquare Retirement is a mission-based, nonstock, nonprofit financial services company 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 team is dedicated every day to our mission and serving those who serve our communities.

MissionSquare Retirement 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.

Honoring fallen police officers at the National Mall in Washington, DC.In 2001, MissionSquare Retirement founded the MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund  to honor local and state government employees who lost their lives in service to their communities. To date, the MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund has raised over $1.3 million and awarded more than 450 scholarships to surviving children and spouses of fallen public sector employees from across the nation.

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, now MissionSquare Research Institute, was founded in 2007 by MissionSquare Retirement to respond to the challenges facing state and local governments. It’s mission is to promote excellence in state and local governments and other public service organizations so they can attract and retain talented public servants. The Institute is 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.

Friends of Richmond K-9 eventMissionSquare Retirement 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 teammates 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.

MissionSquare Retirement has also been a sponsor of the National Police Week 5K hosted by the Officer Down Memorial Page for five years running. MissionSquare Retirement 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.

MissionSquare Retirement at Habitat for Humanity eventMissionSquare Retirement and its teammates 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, MissionSquare Retirement teammates have selflessly volunteered 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.

MissionSquare Retirement is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association (AHA). Each year, our team participates in the Richmond and the Greater Washington Heart Walks. In addition to the corporate donation MissionSquare Retirement contributes to the AHA, we also create fundraising opportunities throughout the year so that teammates can further show support of this worthwhile cause.

Holiday giving initiatives are a large part of MissionSquare Retirement’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 MissionSquare Retirement’s focus, and our teammate 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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