BNY Mellon was recognized for its commitment to the arts at the recent “2015 Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America” gala in New York. BNY Mellon was selected as a BCA 10 honoree by Americans for the Arts, the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. The BCA 10 awards honor 10 U.S. companies for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships and board membership.
Accepting the award on behalf of BNY Mellon, R. Jeep Bryant, head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, said, “We like to say that BNY Mellon is the investments company for the world. We recognize the importance of being invested in our world and in making local communities better places to live and work. Supporting the arts is a large part of that.”
BNY Mellon’s support of the arts is an extension of the company’s rich cultural heritage. Over the course of its more than 230-year history, BNY Mellon has supported and worked with many leading art and cultural institutions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Boston Children’s Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Arts. Since the early 1980s, BNY Mellon's own art collection has participated in more than 100 free loan exhibitions with 60 different institutions, including museums and universities. In the past five years, BNY Mellon has provided more than $16 million in corporate grants and sponsorships to support the arts.
“We know that a strong arts and cultural scene attracts the brightest minds and talents and inspires ingenuity and diversity of ideas. And we all benefit from its capacity to educate, enrich and sustain a vibrant, creative society,” said Gerald L. Hassell, BNY Mellon Chairman and CEO.