OppenheimerFunds Supports Atlanta Community During Distribution Symposium

Jan 14, 2016, 10:00 ET from OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OppenheimerFunds employees supported the local community during this week's Distribution Symposium in Atlanta. Conference attendees assembled 600 snack packs and hygiene essential kits for students who attend Hands On Atlanta's Discovery Program. The firm also provided a $10,000 grant to the organization.

Over the past five years, OppenheimerFunds employees have supported local philanthropic groups in cities across the United States during the symposium, a semi-annual conference for more than 300 members of the firm's sales team.

"As a leading asset manager, our clients are based across the country, and we want to make a difference in the communities where our advisors and investors live and work," said John McDonough, Head of Distribution at OppenheimerFunds. "The volunteer opportunities offered during the Distribution Symposium allow us to further strengthen our team while building meaningful connections in the communities we serve."

Hands On Atlanta's Discovery Program provides tutoring, homework help, structured enrichment activities, and STEM and financial literacy education to more than 800 students from local Title I schools each month. The program also combats student hunger by providing breakfast, snacks, and lunch through the Georgia Food Bank Association's Child and Adult Care Food Program.

"OppenheimerFunds' focus on promoting math literacy among young people creates a natural alignment with our Discovery Program," said Gina Simpson, President and CEO at Hands On Atlanta. "Both Hands On Atlanta and OppenheimerFunds aim to help students uncover their potential by igniting in them a lifelong love of math and science."

OppenheimerFunds' corporate philanthropy includes a partnership with The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), which provides exhibits and programs that engage students to make math more fun and less intimidating and prepare them for careers that rely on it. The firm sponsors classes from Title I schools to experience MoMath's hands-on activities, and employees volunteer as guides. Employees volunteer abroad as well through the firm's partnership with Cross-Cultural Solutions, which provides meaningful and sustainable service opportunities in locations around the world. OppenheimerFunds employees also make a difference through the Volunteer Time-Off Program, through which they spend one workday per year volunteering with a philanthropic organization of their choice, and the Matching Gifts Program, which doubles the impact of any donation an employee makes to a qualified organization. To learn more, visit the firm's Philanthropy & Community page.

OppenheimerFunds Distribution Symposium Volunteer History

Date

Location

Organization

Activity

Amount Donated

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

Fixed up the local school

$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

Fixed up the local school

$10,000

January 2014

Dallas, TX

Flood victims

Provided various types of assistance

$10,000

August 2014

Washington, DC

Boys Town

Fixed up the campus, organized donated items, created backpacks, fixed kitchens to facilitate cooking

$10,000

January 2015

Atlanta, GA

USO Council of Georgia

Assembled and donated care packages for troops

$10,000

August 2015

San Diego, CA

Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)

Assembled 75 wheelchairs for donation

$10,000

August 2015

San Diego, CA

Ronald McDonald House

Stuffed approximately 100 bears for children

$10,000

January 2016

Atlanta, GA

Hands On Atlanta

Assembled 600 snack packs and hygiene essential kits

$10,000

 

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