OAKS, Pa., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today announced a partnership with Art Ability, an organization which serves as a unique and accessible venue for artists with disabilities, to display and sell their work. Approximately 80 pieces, submitted by artists from around the world, are on display at SEI's Oaks campus and available for purchase. The installation will continue through January of 2018.
Art Ability began at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in 1996 as an eight-week exhibit and sale of work by artists with disabilities. The program's mission is to create awareness for those with disabilities, and encourage people with disabilities to reach beyond their limitations, and find fulfilment and inspiration through art. Now, in addition to the annual exhibit, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital partners with institutions to host satellite Art Ability shows. Beginning in June of 2017, SEI designated a large space to serve as SEI's Art Ability gallery, allowing employees and visitors to admire and purchase the artwork, with 60 percent of all profits going to the artists, while the remaining 40 percent is donated to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.
"We are excited to participate in this year's Art Ability program, and honored to bring awareness and support to such a worthy cause," said Mark Samuels, Chief Marketing Officer at SEI. "Supporting the arts has been a long-standing part of our company's culture and philanthropic programs, and we view this partnership with Art Ability as a natural extension of those efforts."
SEI's culture is deeply rooted in the arts. Beginning in 1996, SEI's new campus in Oaks featured the first pieces of the West Collection. The West Collection is an emerging-contemporary art collection owned by Alfred P. West, Jr., Chairman and CEO of SEI, and curated by his daughter, Paige West. The artwork, on long-term loan to SEI, is displayed throughout the company's global offices and serves as a cornerstone of SEI's unique culture.
SEI's support of the arts has manifested in a growing number of ways over the company's 50-year evolution. In 2016, SEI announced a three-year partnership with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), as the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of the Morris Gallery Exhibition Program. The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia awarded Al and Paige West the G. Fred Dibona, Jr. Individual Leadership Award in 2016. The award honors those who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the arts, culture or creative sectors. Most notably, in 2013 SEI unveiled the SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, a 200 seat performance venue, as well as a rotating West Collection artwork display.
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) is a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and ultra-high-net-worth families create and manage wealth. As of June 30, 2017, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages, advises or administers $809 billion in hedge, private equity, mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $307 billion in assets under management and $497 billion in client assets under administration. For more information, visit seic.com.
About Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The range of illnesses and injuries treated at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital includes traumatic, mild traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injury and amputee and orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In addition, Bryn Mawr Rehab provides rehabilitation services at convenient outpatient locations. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation's highest distinction for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org.
About Art Ability
Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is a year-long program which serves as a showcase for, and celebration of, artists with disabilities. Through art, we hope to inspire patients to reach beyond their limitations, and to encourage people with disabilities to explore their own creativity. Established in 1996, Art Ability includes the following major components: an annual international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts produced by individuals with disabilities; community outreach and education opportunities including satellite exhibitions and interactive demo days; our permanent collection of artwork and the incorporation of artwork into the patient experience; and a corporate art acquisition program. The Program's goal is to foster a better appreciation of people with disabilities through the achievements and stories of our artists. As art enriches their lives, we hope their creativity, talent and exuberant spirit will enrich your life.
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