ACE Cash Express Donates $685,125 to March of Dimes

DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, announced today a donation of $685,125 to the March of Dimes in support of programs to improve the health of all babies.

This donation was made through ACE's annual "Give a Little" campaign where ACE customers are asked to make a donation so that one day every baby will be born healthy.

"We are proud to partner with the March of Dimes in support of giving every baby a healthy start in life," said ACE President and CEO Jay Shipowitz. "Our associates and customers are dedicated to this annual fundraiser and it is a true testament to ACE's commitment to give back to the communities where we do business."

Through the ACE Community Fund - ACE's corporate giving program that focuses on children, education and financial literacy - ACE has donated more than $2.6 million to the March of Dimes. Since its inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $3 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.

"Thanks to the support of ACE, more moms will be able to get the information and services they need to have healthy babies," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "We are grateful to every ACE store and every ACE customer for their caring and commitment."

About ACE Cash Express

ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. As of December 1, 2009, ACE had a network of 1,742 stores in 38 states including the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,668 company-owned stores and 74 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services.

About The ACE Community Fund

Established in 2003, the ACE Cash Express Community Fund is the corporate giving program supporting organizations that help children, support education and promote financial literacy, and is focused on giving back to communities where ACE has stores. Each year, ACE sets aside one percent of the previous year's net profit to support these worthwhile causes through the ACE Community Fund. Since its inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $3 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.

About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies.

SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.

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