Attendees volunteered with Operation Homefront and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
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OppenheimerFunds employees supported the local community this week during its Distribution team conference in San Diego. Event attendees assembled 400 baby care packages for local military families and participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activity by helping build 20 model solar cars with children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, and donating 100 solar car kits to the program. The firm also provided a $10,000 grant to both organizations.
Over the past six years, OppenheimerFunds employees have supported local nonprofits in cities across the United States during the symposium, a semi-annual conference for more than 250 members of the firm’s Distribution team.
“Getting involved with nonprofit organizations in the communities where our clients live and work is important to our firm and a key part of our Distribution Symposium,” said John McDonough, Head of Distribution and Marketing at OppenheimerFunds. Our employees look forward to it, and are proud to partner with groups including Operation Homefront and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego to help advance the positive impact they are making across the community.”
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Distribution Symposium volunteers worked with Operation Homefront and their Star Spangled Babies program to create baby care packages that will be provided to local new and expecting military families.
“We are grateful to partner with OppenheimerFunds to help give back to military families in the San Diego area,” said Jack Chirrick, Senior Director at Operation Homefront. “The baby care packages assembled during the firm’s Distribution Symposium are much appreciated by service members and their families.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego’s STEM program engages youth ages 5-18 in a variety of hands-on activities centered on STEM, serving as a support for school-based STEM programs while helping ignite interest and increased aptitude in these subjects. Volunteers built model solar cars with Boys & Girls Club members, helping them better understand the fundamentals of STEM and inspire them to become more involved in STEM activities.
“OppenheimerFunds shares our passion for math literacy and is making valuable contributions to helping introduce kids to a skillset that is crucial in tomorrow’s economy,” said Tesha Young, Director of Corporate Partnerships for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.
The firm’s corporate philanthropy initiatives include its 10,000 Kids by 2020 program, which aims to introduce 10,000 students to math literacy programs over the next several years through nonprofit partnerships and active employee volunteerism. The firm works closely with organizations including the National Museum of Mathematics, the Boys & Girls Club, MATHSWORLDUK and Cross-Cultural Solutions, which provides impactful and sustainable service opportunities and skills based volunteer programs.
OppenheimerFunds Distribution Symposium Volunteer Highlights
Dallas Children’s Hospital
Created murals for hospital walls
Chicago Cares to benefit Woodson South Elementary School
Refurbished local school facilities
Fort Worth, TX
Assembled and donated backpacks for troops
Salt Lake City, UT
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake
Built and donated bicycles
New York, NY
Breezy Point Relief Fund
Assembled and donated care packages
Laguna Nigel, CA
Las Palmas Elementary School
Refurbished local school facilities
Provided various types of assistance
Made campus improvements, organized donated items, created backpacks, repaired kitchen facilities
USO Council of Georgia
Gathered and donated care packages for troops
San Diego, CA
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
Built 75 wheelchairs for donation
San Diego, CA
Ronald McDonald House
Stuffed ~100 teddy bears for children
Hands On Atlanta
Assembled 600 snack packs and hygiene essential kits
Constructed 30 toddler beds and packed 100 blankets and 100 superhero capes
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Assembled and donated 300 College Bound Care packages
San Diego, CA
Created 400 baby care packages for local military families
San Diego, CA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
Helped build 20 model solar cars with children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and donated 100 model solar car kits to the organization’s STEM program
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1. John McDonough, Head of Distribution and Marketing at OppenheimerFunds, helps build solar cars with children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.
2. OppenheimerFunds conference attendees helped assemble 400 baby care packages for local military families and build 20 model solar cars with children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.
3. OppenheimerFunds conference attendees participated in an Operation Homefront volunteering event to help assemble baby care packages for local military families.
Founded in 1959, OppenheimerFunds is a high conviction asset manager with a history of providing innovative strategies to its investors. The firm’s 16 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed-income, alternative, multi-asset, and factor-weighted-ETF strategies. OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to clients, who range from endowments and sovereigns to financial advisors and individual investors. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. For more information, visit oppenheimerfunds.com.
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