February 17, 2016
In recognition of National Mentoring Month in January, BNY Mellon joined Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of New York City to ring the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening bell and BBBS of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties to ring the Nasdaq closing bell.
“We were pleased to celebrate the power of quality mentoring programs with BBBS. Mentors can play an important role in empowering at-risk youth, providing them with the support, guidance and education they need to achieve professional success,” said Daisey Holmes, head of Philanthropy and Employee Programs in the New York metro region. “BNY Mellon is a long-standing supporter of BBBS, and our employees are working with their matches to change their perspectives, build leadership skills and develop them into the next generation of leaders in our communities.”
Through BNY Mellon’s BBBS Workplace Mentoring program, which began more than two decades ago, BNY Mellon employees are matched with young people from a local school, helping these children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that make a measurable impact. BNY Mellon Chairman and CEO Gerald Hassell, a BBBS board member for more than 30 years, was instrumental in involving the company with the program. From a pilot program with 15 matches in New York in its first year, the program has grown to serve more than 200 matches across ten BNY Mellon locations in the U.S.