January 23, 2015

BNY Mellon Honored in Irish Philanthropy Awards

The awards celebrate public philanthropy and focus on the unsung heroes in society who contribute to making communities across Ireland stronger places to live in.


BNY Mellon has been named Corporate Philanthropist of the Year 2015 in the seventh annual Philanthropist of the Year Awards on Friday, hosted by The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of the country’s leading philanthropic organisations.

Recognising the extraordinary generosity and leadership of philanthropists in the country, the Dublin-based awards celebrate public philanthropy and focus on the unsung heroes in society who contribute to making communities across Ireland stronger places to live in.  

BNY Mellon was recognised for its longstanding partnership with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI).  

The company’s Wexford office has worked collaboratively with ABI since 2009 on a shared vision to ensure that people with neuro-rehabilitation needs, and their families, receive the highest quality personalized services and support as and when they need them.

The company has provided in excess of €60,000 through direct donations, team-oriented volunteering, and employee/company matched fundraising.

“This award is very special to us.  It gives us confidence that what we’re doing is meaningful to our community and valued by those we are supporting,” said Joe Duffy, BNY Mellon’s country executive for Ireland.  

“We are exceptionally proud of our team in Wexford.  Their passion and enthusiasm to get involved and offer support through both financial and physical assistance is highly inspirational for the rest of the company in markets around the world.  I congratulate them on this wonderful achievement and we look forward to continuing our partnership with ABI and helping them deliver their important services.”

“Every year charities rely on the incredible generosity and support of corporate partners to help make a vital difference to the work they do,” said Yvonne Rossiter, National Director of Rehabilitation Services, ABI Ireland. “Without BNY Mellon’s continued support the ABI Wexford clubhouse, which is hugely valued by our members, would not exist. The passion, time and financial support from BNY Mellon’s employees make a genuine daily difference to the lives of people affected by an acquired brain injury and we thank them all for their continued support.”

ABI Ireland provides a range of pioneering and tailor-made services for those living with an acquired brain injury including assisted living, home and community rehabilitation, day resource, rehabilitation support, case management, education programmes and individual development.

To learn more about their important work, please visit: http://www.abiireland.ie/.