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Ivy Investments Wins Big for Operation Breakthrough

Before wrapping up the 2017 Ivy Winter Sales Meeting in January, the Ivy Investments wholesaling team took a few gambles…all in the name of fun and all for a very good cause. Following their awards dinner, attendees enjoyed casino night festivities, with each person receiving betting chips to play games of chance that included blackjack, poker, roulette and craps. Those feeling especially lucky had an opportunity to purchase additional chips by making a donation to Operation Breakthrough. Good fortune was in the air that evening, as attendees collectively raised nearly $7,000 for Operation Breakthrough!

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Tom Butch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivy Distributors, Inc., and Phil Sanders, Chief Executive Officer of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., present Ivy’s “casino night” donation to Mary Esselman, Chief Executive Officer of Operation Breakthrough. Assisting with the large check are Operation Breakthrough students Mylei, age 4, and Markell, age 5.

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