Citadel supports a philosophy of ongoing learning, problem solving and teamwork. Through active participation and service, our team members and their families help bring this philosophy to life.

Organizations We Serve

As with our investment approach, we focus on meaningful, sustainable outcomes. Citadel partners with a number of educational, cultural and civic organizations to enrich and improve the communities in which we work and live. Our team members volunteer their time and expertise in a variety of ways, strengthening the cultural fabric of our communities—and our business.

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Greater Chicago Food Depository

Citadel team members have provided financial and volunteer support to the Food Depository during a time of great need. We are fortunate to have Citadel as a partner in the fight against hunger.

Kate Maehr Executive Director and CEO
Greater Chicago Food Depository
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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Citadel employees and our public school students connect through a mutual passion for entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and a commitment to success.

Christine Poorman Executive Director
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
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Adler Planetarium

Citadel is an exceptional friend to the Adler Planetarium. Their employees share our passion for discovery and are vital partners in the museum's efforts to inspire wonder in the next generation of explorers.

Michelle B. Larson, Ph.D. President of the Adler Planetarium
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The Robin Hood Foundation

Citadel’s commitment to helping their neediest neighbors across both New York City and Chicago has saved lives and changed fates. Robin Hood couldn’t be more thankful for their continued generosity.

David Saltzman Executive Director of The Robin Hood Foundation
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Making an Impact

At Citadel, our team members participate in activities and lead initiatives that provide real value to the people and organizations we serve. Below are just a few examples of the scope of our collective impact.

$38,000

Funds that one Citadel team member raised for clean water in Africa by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

400,000
steps

Number of steps that Team Citadel climbed in Chicago's Presidential Towers for the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb since 2013.

1,250 hours

Amount of time Citadel team
members have dedicated to
providing service, insight and
resources to support the Greater
Chicago Food Depository since 2010.

85,000 pounds

Amount of food that Citadel
team members and their families sorted on Family Days in 2013 and 2014.

75

Number of Citadel team members who provided one-on-one coaching for 65 students preparing for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Citywide Business Plan Competition in Chicago.

200

Hours spent by Citadel employees helping the NFTE students prepare their business plans.

$16,000

Funds raised by one Citadel team member for the St. Baldrick's Foundation in support of children's cancer research. Having surpassed the original $1,000 goal, he shaved off his mustache for the first time in 30 years.

320 children

Number of Chicago Public School students that Citadel sponsored to participate in programs at the Chicago Children's Theater.

80 teens

Number of Chicago teens from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a college-prep school that gives kids from low-income homes a high-quality education, who held their first jobs at Citadel.