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About Us

GiveAshare is the #1 stock gift website and dedicated champion for financial literacy.

We are a division of Leading Edge Gifts, LLC, a small, woman-owned company based in Gilbert, Arizona. Established in 2002, GiveAshare has proudly served as the go-to destination for stock gifts and a passionate financial literacy advocate for more than 22 years!

We believe a stock certificate is a critical part of this gift and GiveAshare is the only place to get one affordably. Stock brokers either don't provide it or pass along a $500 disincentive fee.

GiveAshare.com fills a void by making it very easy and affordable to give a stock gift that is also a powerful tool to educate both kids and adults about the stock market.

 

 

Our Story

It all started with a stock gift of
Topps Chewing Gum, Inc.

It's truly remarkable how a seemingly small event can have a profound impact on a child's life. Take Rick, for example, who as a teenager (many, many years ago) received shares of Topps Chewing Gum Inc. from his mom—a perfect attention-getter for a not-so-studious baseball card collector! This gift sparked his interest in stocks, leading him to pursue a Finance degree and ultimately embark on a career spanning over 25 years in high-tech corporate finance. More importantly, it planted the seed for the GiveAshare concept.

In the early 1990s, drawing from our finance backgrounds and Rick's experience as a teen, we began giving stock gifts to friends and family—a gesture that was universally loved. In 2002, Leslie officially launched GiveAshare.com, and by 2008, it had earned recognition as one of Portland, Oregon's Top 50 Women Owned Businesses.

Since then, we've relocated to Arizona and continuously expanded our stock list to include exciting new companies that appeal to both kids and adults alike.

Sincerely,

Leslie & Rick

Founders
Giveashare.com
by Leading Edge Gifts LLC

 


Founders

Leslie Roman

Leslie has a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Finance, a 20 year career in high tech corporate finance at Motorola Inc., and with Rick, pioneered stock gifting for the masses by founding GiveAshare.com.  Leslie has a passion for improving the financial literacy of kids and participates in organizations like the Council for Economic Education and the JumpStart Coalition.

 


Rick Roman

Rick has a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University, 50 years of stock market experience, a long career in high-tech corporate finance, co-founder of GiveAshare.com, and author of the award-winning book: I'm A Shareholder available on Amazon and GiveAshare.com.  Rick has been quoted as a stock gift and kids financial literacy expert in many publications including CNN MoneyUSA Today,  CBS MarketWatch and has participated in financial literacy organizations like the Council for Economic Education and the JumpStart Coalition. 


Our Team

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