SAN DIEGO, August 3, 2017 – OFI Global, an OppenheimerFunds company, employees supported the local community this week during its Distribution team conference in San Diego. Event attendees assembled 400 baby care packages for local military families and participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activity by helping build 20 model solar cars with children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, and donating 100 solar car kits to the program. The firm also provided a $10,000 grant to both organizations.
Over the past six years, OFI Global employees have supported local nonprofits in cities across the United States during the symposium, a semi-annual conference for more than 250 members of the firm’s Distribution team.
“Getting involved with nonprofit organizations in the communities where our clients live and work is important to our firm and a key part of our Distribution Symposium,” said John McDonough, Head of Distribution and Marketing at OFI Global. Our employees look forward to it, and are proud to partner with groups including Operation Homefront and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego to help advance the positive impact they are making across the community.”
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Distribution Symposium volunteers worked with Operation Homefront and their Star Spangled Babies program to create baby care packages that will be provided to local new and expecting military families.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego’s STEM program engages youth ages 5-18 in a variety of hands-on activities centered on STEM, serving as a support for school-based STEM programs while helping ignite interest and increased aptitude in these subjects. Volunteers built model solar cars with Boys & Girls Club members, helping them better understand the fundamentals of STEM and inspire them to become more involved in STEM activities.
“OFI Global shares our passion for math literacy and is making valuable contributions to helping introduce kids to a skillset that is crucial in tomorrow’s economy,” said Tesha Young, Director of Corporate Partnerships for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.
The firm’s corporate philanthropy initiatives include its 10,000 Kids by 2020 program, which aims to introduce 10,000 students to math literacy programs over the next several years through nonprofit partnerships and active employee volunteerism. The firm works closely with organizations including the National Museum of Mathematics, the Boys & Girls Club, MATHSWORLDUK and Cross-Cultural Solutions, which provides impactful and sustainable service opportunities and skills based volunteer programs.
OFI Global Distribution Symposium Volunteer Highlights
|January 2011||Dallas, TX||Dallas Children’s Hospital||Created murals for hospital walls||$10,000|
|August 2011||Chicago, IL||Chicago Cares to benefit Woodson South Elementary School||Refurbished local school facilities||$10,000|
|January 2012||Fort Worth, TX||USO Dallas||Assembled and donated backpacks for troops||$10,000|
|August 2012||Salt Lake City, UT||Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake||Built and donated bicycles||$10,000|
|January 2013||New York, NY||Breezy Point Relief Fund||Assembled and donated care packages||$10,000|
|August 2013||Laguna Nigel, CA||Las Palmas Elementary School||Refurbished local school facilities||$10,000|
|January 2014||Dallas, TX||Flood victims||Provided various types of assistance||$10,000|
|August 2014||Washington, DC||Boys Town||Made campus improvements, organized donated items, created backpacks, repaired kitchen facilities||$10,000|
|January 2015||Atlanta, GA||USO Council of Georgia||Gathered and donated care packages for troops||$10,000|
|August 2015||San Diego, CA||Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)||Built 75 wheelchairs for donation||$10,000|
|August 2015||San Diego, CA||Ronald McDonald House||Stuffed ~100 teddy bears for children||$10,000|
|January 2016||Atlanta, GA||Hands On Atlanta||Assembled 600 snack packs and hygiene essential kits||$10,000|
|July 2016||Boston, MA||Boston Cares||Constructed 30 toddler beds and packed 100 blankets and 100 superhero capes||$10,000|
|January 2017||Atlanta, GA||Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta||Assembled and donated 300 College Bound Care packages||$10,000|
|August 2017||San Diego, CA||Operation Homefront||Created 400 baby care packages for local military families||$10,000|
|August 2017||San Diego, CA||Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego||Helped build 20 model solar cars with children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and donated 100 model solar car kits to the organization’s STEM program||$10,000|
OppenheimerFunds, Inc., a leader in global asset management, is dedicated to providing solutions for its partners and end investors. OppenheimerFunds, including its subsidiaries, manages more than $242 billion in assets for over 13 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of July 31, 2017.
Founded in 1959, OppenheimerFunds is an asset manager with a history of providing innovative strategies to its investors. The firm’s 16 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed income, alternative, multi-asset, and revenue-weighted-ETF strategies, including ESG. OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to clients, who range from endowments and sovereigns to financial advisors and individual investors. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. The firm is also active through its Philanthropy & Community initiative: 10,000 Kids by 2020, reaching children with introductions to math literacy programs. For more information on the firm, visit oppenheimerfunds.com.
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