Who we are

Our mission

Passion for life, meet money for life

Helping those who help others find confidence in retirement is our mission. Founded 100+ years ago to help teachers retire with dignity, our reach now extends well beyond education. We stand hand-in-hand with 5M+ clients to help fortify their money and ignite their dreams.

Embracing our socially conscious roots

While we’ve evolved into a Fortune 500 organization, we’ve never lost sight of the altruistic premise of our beginnings and live by a set of values that guides the decisions we make. They’re at the core of everything we do—from how we support our clients, interact with each other and give back to our communities.

Our history

Over a century of serving those who do good in the world

We created a sustainable retirement system for teachers and today we are the leader in serving the financial needs of people in academic, government, medical, cultural and other nonprofit fields. We're committed to do the same for the next 100 years.

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