OppenheimerFunds Supports Community During San Diego Distribution Symposium

Aug 05, 2015, 10:30 ET from OppenheimerFunds

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the OppenheimerFunds Distribution team took time to support the local community during this week's Distribution Symposium in San Diego. Attendees assembled 75 wheelchairs for Support the Enlisted Project and stuffed 100 teddy bears for the local Ronald McDonald House, both based in San Diego. Both non-profit organizations also received a $10,000 grant.

Over the past five years, OppenheimerFunds employees attending the Symposium – a semi-annual conference among more than 300 members of the firm's sales team – have supported several causes in cities across the United States.  

"As a leading asset manager, our clients are based across the country, and it's important for us to be involved in the communities where our advisors and investors live and work," said John McDonough, Head of Distribution. "The volunteer opportunities offered during the Distribution Symposium provide a unique opportunity for us to make a different kind of connection within these communities."

The organizations supported during this week's event – Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego – serve more than 2,000 military veterans and help more than 15,000 family members each year, respectively.

STEP provides active-duty and veteran families with financial counseling and financial grants through times of crisis, with the goal of achieving financial self-sufficiency. The Ronald McDonald house provides a home for the families of critically ill children so that parents can take care of their own basic needs while remaining within close proximity to their children.

"We've done this every year since 2011 and now our team looks forward to carving out some time for volunteering. They are energized by the opportunity to serve the communities of our advisors and end investors," McDonough added.

OppenheimerFunds' corporate Philanthropy & Community program has a variety of offerings year-round, including partnerships with the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) and Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS), as well as matching-gift and volunteer-time-off programs. To learn more, visit the firm's Philanthropy & Community page.

OppenheimerFunds Distribution Symposium Volunteer History





Amount Donated

January 2011

Dallas, TX

Dallas Children's Hospital

Created murals for hospital walls


August 2011

Chicago, IL

Chicago Cares to benefit Woodson South Elementary School

Fixed up the local school


January 2012

Fort Worth, TX

USO Dallas

Assembled and donated backpacks for troops


August 2012

Salt Lake City, UT

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake

Built and donated bicycles


January 2013

New York, NY

Breezy Point Relief Fund

Assembled and donated care packages


August 2013

Laguna Nigel, CA

Las Palmas Elementary School

Fixed up the local school


January 2014

Dallas, TX

Flood victims

Provided various types of assistance


August 2014

Washington, DC

Boys Town

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


January 2015

Atlanta, GA

USO Council of Georgia

Assembled and donated care packages for troops


August 2015

San Diego, CA

Ronald McDonald House and Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)

Stuffed approximately 100 bears for children and assembled 75 wheelchairs for donation

$10,000 to each organization


OppenheimerFunds, a leader in global asset management, is dedicated to providing solutions for its partners and end investors. OppenheimerFunds, including its subsidiaries, manages more than $235 billion in assets for over 13 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of June 30, 2015.

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