The ABI Ireland Clubhouse in Wexford would not exist without BNY Mellon’s continued philanthropic support. Every day the passion, talent and financial contribution of their Community Partnership Programme team makes a real difference to the lives of people with an ABI, their families and the wider community in Wexford. ABI Ireland is therefore delighted that BNY Mellon has just become the Community Foundation for Ireland’s Corporate Philanthropist of the Year, 2015.
Commenting on the award winners, Tina Roche, CEO, The Community Foundation for Ireland stated: “This year’s winners highlight the impact sustained long term giving can have on a specific cause or issue, as instanced by Brendan O’Carroll’s support for St Vincent de Paul, BNY Mellon’s support for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Jim and Adeline Callery’s support for causes and projects in their home county of Roscommon. Philanthropy is from both the head and the heart; it is truly planned giving. It focuses on results, on the longer term and on the sustainable. We hope these recipients will inspire and challenge others to give in a planned and strategic way, such as by setting up a corporate, family or personal fund with The Community Foundation for Ireland.”
BNY Mellon is a global leader in investment management services, and a longstanding tradition of corporate philanthropy through its global Community Partnership Programme, one key strand of which is its philanthropic grant programme ‘Powering Potential’ BNY Mellon has had a presence in Ireland for over 20 years and currently employs over 1700 people in offices in Cork, Dublin and Wexford.
Speaking about the award Yvonne Rossiter, National Director of Rehabilitation & Services ABI Ireland said “The Corporate Philanthropy award has given ABI Ireland an opportunity to nominate BNY Mellon and say thank-you in a very public way. They truly are philanthropists and are so deserving of this prestigious community award.