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Prosper With Purpose{sup}®{/sup}

When you invest with us for your financial future, you also invest in the future of others.

It’s About Making a Difference

Generating results for our clients also supports the work of our owner, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. We believe doing well and doing good go hand in hand. It’s how we help our clients Prosper With Purpose{sup}®{/sup}.

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Knowing Your Impact

With every investment dollar, you have the potential to impact the lives of millions impacted by devastating diseases like cancer.

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Making a Difference

American Century pays dividends to its owner, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a world-class research organization.

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Contributing to Humanity

The Stowers Institute works to uncover the secrets of health and human life and funds treatments through BioMed Valley Discoveries.

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Advancing Treatments

BioMed Valley Discoveries' mission is to address unmet patient needs across a wide spectrum of diseases.

A Story That Fits You

Our story started with a passion for helping people move towards financial independence—and that commitment hasn't wavered for over 60 years. See how our passion has grown to include a focus on giving back to our communities and supporting breakthrough medical research.

Jim Stowers, Founder of American Century Investments.
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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Through a unique ownership structure, American Century distributes over 40% of our profits to ensure the ongoing support of innovative medical research. Find out how the Institute focuses on improving life's quality through research into the causes, treatment and prevention of diseases.

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When you invest with us for your financial future, you also invest in the future of others.

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