Macquarie awarded Champion of the year by ANY
New York, 01 January 2014
In January, Macquarie was recognized as Champion of the Year by America Needs You (ANY) at its 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner in New York City. America Needs You is a nonprofit that fights for economic mobility for ambitious, low-income college students.
Macquarie was selected as the recipient of this award for the financial aid and support the firm and its staff provided. Macquarie volunteers provided pro-bono training to ANY staff, hosted a Career Day for ANY Fellows and raised significant funds for ANY through matching contributions from the Macquarie Group Foundation. Macquarie also provided an internship to an ANY Fellow last summer, and will have two ANY Fellows joining Macquarie Capital in New York this summer.
Macquarie Capital’s William Demas said it was great to have had such a strong Macquarie representation in such a worthwhile organization. “America Needs You relies on its volunteers to play an active role in mentoring, training and professionally developing underprivileged college students. We’re proud of our support, both in kind and in person,” he said.
“We are very thankful for our incredible volunteers from Macquarie, who not only mentor our students, but have also given significant time to help us plan every aspect of our gala and largest event of the year,” added Kimberly Harris, CEO of America Needs You. “We are honored to work with such a dedicated group.”
The gala is an annual event honoring individuals who are industry and civic leaders as well as supporters of mentoring programs. It included a silent auction to help raise funds for the organization. Macquarie raised $US106,730, including contributions from the Macquarie Group Foundation, for a total of $1.4 million raised by ANY.
Image caption: Macquarie attendees at the America Needs You gala event.