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Why We Do It

Brighton Jones was founded on the fundamental belief that wealth management should be about more than growing and protecting wealth—it empowers people to live a richer life.

That vision has helped us become a leader in our industry, but it’s also the reason we continue to look beyond finances to address the bigger challenges facing our clients. It’s led us to take steps that have earned us more than a few raised eyebrows from our peers. Financial education for young adults? Mindfulness training for advisors? Hiring a Director of Compassion?

Why are we not content to “stay in our lane?” Because we think the lane needs to be wider. Delivering the best, most comprehensive wealth management services will always be at the core of what we do, but our goal is bigger than your financial security.

We want to be the partner that helps you align your wealth, passions, and purpose, so that you can pursue a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.

Beyond the Balance Sheet

The Brighton Jones Richer Life Foundation supports community-led projects that address poverty, lack of education, and access to health care. Learn more >>

The Brighton Jones MESI program fosters compassion in our culture, our client relationships, and our broader community. Learn more >>

The true WELLth podcast is devoted to helping you align the way you spend your time and your money with what matters most to you in life. Learn more >>

Women Living a Richer Life is focused on helping women increase their confidence and clarity around personal finances. Learn more >>

Our Impact

In addition to helping our clients achieve their personal social impact goals through our legacy planning services, Brighton Jones is active in our local communities with our time and treasure.

Because we like to blur the lines between ”colleague” and “client” activities, you’ll often find our employees and clients volunteering, traveling, and learning together.

Unlike many corporate impact programs, we define success not by a top-down declaration of what’s important, but by how much we can help each individual define, connect with, and move the needle on the causes he or she cares about.

1% for Compassion

We have pledged to donate one percent of our revenues to charitable programs and non-profits. These funds are distributed by employee philanthropy committees, which research and support the most effective non-profits as well as the organizations with which our employees and clients engage.

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Hours donated annually by our employees
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Organizations we support worldwide

Compassion in Action

Compassion in Action promotes employee engagement in the community by offering benefits such as:

  • Unlimited time off for volunteering
  • Volunteer hours matched at $25/hour
  • A generous match program for donations
  • “The Giving Game,” where individuals “pitch” organizations to an audience of employee donors
  • Non-profit board member training

The Brighton Jones Global Guesthouse was our first Global Compassion Project. The guesthouse provides a place for international and domestic volunteers to stay while they provide much-needed support to GRACE Nanana and Kajiado Child Care Centre, both located in rural Kajiado County. The guesthouse was officially opened in January 2018. With 16 bunk-beds in dormitory-style rooms and 3 private, double rooms, the guesthouse can comfortably house up to 22 guests for short or extended stays.

Recognition

Clients

Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors, Barron’s

Advisor Hall of Fame, Barron’s

Top-ranked RIAs, Financial Advisor

Top Registered Investment Advisers, Financial Times

WA State’s Largest Wealth Management Firm, Puget Sound Business Journal

Colleagues

100 Best Companies to Work For, 11 consecutive years, Seattle Business

Washington’s Best Workplaces, Puget Sound Business Journal

100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon, Oregon Business

Community Members

2019 Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists, Puget Sound Business Journal

2018 Community Impact Awards, Small Business of the Year, Seattle Business

2018 Volunteer Service Award, Governor of Washington

2017 Corporations for Communities Award, Washington Secretary of State