October 29, 2015

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh Received BNY Mellon’s Inaugural “City Champion Award”

Boston-area Nonprofits and BNY Mellon Employees Recognized for Community Partnership Accomplishments

Boston Mayor Martin J Walsh Received BNY Mellons Inaugural City Champion Award

Left to right: Jon Brideau of Best Buddies, Jonathan DiPaolo of BNY Mellon, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Vicary Graham of BNY Mellon, Katherine O'Neill of Best Buddies and Joannie Jaxtimer of BNY Mellon


BNY Mellon recognized Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s leadership and commitment to social causes that create lasting positive impact in Boston at its Community Partnership Celebration where he was presented with the first ever City Champion Award.

"I am honored that BNY Mellon has chosen me as a recipient for their City Champion Award. As mayor, I have focused on working with the residents of Boston to make our city the best that it can be, and I look forward to continuing that work," said Mayor Walsh.

“We chose to honor Mayor Walsh because we value his steadfast dedication and support of the work being done between corporate philanthropy and Boston-based nonprofit organizations,” noted Joanne Jaxtimer, regional executive of New England and co-head of Global Philanthropy.

A newly created event, BNY Mellon’s Community Partnership Celebration brought together Boston-area nonprofits, funders, constituents and other city officials to celebrate the company’s 2015 grant recipients along with its most active employee volunteers in the region. Several local nonprofits were honored with awards, including Cradles to Crayons, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Read to a Child, and Silver Lining Mentoring. Four BNY Mellon employees were recognized for their community engagement, skills based volunteering and board service.

In 2015, BNY Mellon will provide financial support in the form of charitable trust grants and corporate gifts to 49 nonprofits in Eastern Massachusetts, totaling more than $2.4 million dollars.