April 09, 2015

Gerald Hassell Honored by Jackie Robinson Foundation

Gerald Hassell Honored by Jackie Robinson Foundation

Photo caption (L to R): Gregg A. Gonsalves, The Jackie Robinson Foundation Board of Directors Chairman; Della Britton Baeza, President & CEO of The Jackie Robinson Foundation; Rachel Robinson, The Jackie Robinson Foundation founder; and Gerald Hassell


Gerald Hassell was recently honored by The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) for his work to promote and expand access and opportunities to those disproportionately represented in the corporate sector. He accepted the ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award at JRF’s 2015 Annual Awards Dinner.

The event pays tribute to individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and raises funds for JRF, which provides college scholarships and mentoring to academically distinguished minority students who demonstrate leadership and financial need.

BNY Mellon has provided steadfast support to JRF, including a grant that provides two students with four-year BNY Mellon-sponsored scholarships. These students and six others from JRF’s Education and Leadership Development Program met with Hassell, Daisey Holmes, head of philanthropy and volunteer programs in the New York region, and Lenny Singletary, Chief of Staff of Corporate Treasury, at a luncheon at BNY Mellon.

BNY Mellon is proud to support JRF because education, workforce development, diversity and inclusion are organizational priorities. Our commitment to attracting, advancing and retaining diverse talent begins with providing support for education and leadership development programs that help people reach their full potential and are critical to building strong, vibrant communities.

Learn more about how BNY Mellon supports organizations and activities that advance the quality of life where our employees work, live and do business.

Gerald Hassell and The Jackie Robinson Foundation founder Rachel Robinson at the 2015 Annual Awards Dinner

Gerald Hassell and The Jackie Robinson Foundation founder Rachel Robinson at the 2015 Annual Awards Dinner.

Gerald Hassell accepts the ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award at The Jackie Robinson Foundation’s 2015 Annual Awards Dinner

Gerald Hassell accepts the ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award at The Jackie Robinson Foundation’s 2015 Annual Awards Dinner