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American Century’s® Adoption Benefits Rank in Top 100

American Century was named among the best adoption-friendly workplaces for the 16th year


Kansas City, MO

American Century Investments, the $240 billion* global asset manager, ranked as one of the 100 best adoption-friendly workplaces of 2024, the firm’s 16th appearance on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s list in its 18 years. The list evaluates workplaces based on their financial reimbursement of adoption-related expenses, paid parental leave for adoption and the percentage of employees eligible for those benefits.

“The Foundation is pleased to recognize organizations leading the way in making adoption and foster care supported options for every working parent,” said Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. “By offering best-in-class benefits, these organizations are demonstrating the importance of being equitable to all the ways families are formed.”

In addition to reimbursing up to $10,000 of eligible adoption-related expenses, American Century offers 10 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. American Century’s other family formation assistance includes infertility and cryopreservation benefits when medically necessary as well as surrogacy benefits.

“Workplace policies, benefits and culture have a significant impact on employees’ and their families’ health and well-being. As a firm that directs more than 40% of our profits to medical research, we have a particular conviction to positively impact the health and well-being of our team who works so hard for our clients’ financial health and global health,” said Sarah Cossa, senior vice president and Chief People Officer of American Century. “We are honored by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s recognition of our policies and benefits that number us among their 100 best adoption-friendly workplaces.”

About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national, nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking.

More than 30 years ago, Dave Thomas led an initiative advocating for better adoption benefits in the workplace. The Foundation has carried that legacy forward through the Adoption-Friendly Workplace program. The Foundation recognizes organizations that offer best-in-class adoption and foster care benefits, offers a toolkit to help employers develop their policies and shares stories of impact. Learn more at

About American Century Investments

  • Who We Are

    American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting breakthrough medical research.

  • Quick Facts

    Founded in 1958, American Century Investments' 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in Kansas City, Missouri; New York; Los Angeles; Santa Clara, California; Portland, Oregon; London; Frankfurt, Germany; Hong Kong; and Sydney.

  • Management

    Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer.

  • Giving Back

    Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40% of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, nonprofit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40% of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of more than $2 billion since 2000.

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