More than $2.1 million donated to Philadelphia-area charities in 14 years
PHILADELPHIA, October 11, 2018 — Macquarie Investment Management today announced that its annual Macquarie Investment Management Charity Golf Classic raised more than $137,000 to support Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With the help of the Macquarie Group Foundation, this annual event has raised more than $2.1 million for well-deserving nonprofit organizations across the Philadelphia region in the past 14 years.
Girls Inc. addresses the unique needs of girls through outreach programming, advocacy, and education, including the development of mentoring relationships. The nonprofit supports girls ages 6–18 with programs on leadership and community service; science, technology and math; financial literacy; early reading literacy; healthy lifestyles and decision making; and media literacy. Girls Inc. has supported girls in the Philadelphia area since 1961, originally as Teen Aid, Inc., affiliating with Girls Inc. in 2002.
“At Macquarie, we want to ensure that children in Philadelphia, regardless of their race, gender, or socioeconomic status, have access to great programs that expand their minds and encourage participation beyond the classroom,” said Shawn Lytle, deputy global head of Macquarie Investment Management and president of Delaware Funds® by Macquarie. “We are proud to continue to support Girls Inc., which has worked tirelessly in its mission to help deliver to the girls in our region life-changing programs and experiences that equip them to grow up strong, smart, and bold.”
“We are so grateful for the long-time partnership with Macquarie Investment Management. This partnership, consisting of financial support, mentoring, and career exploration, has been a catalyst for growth empowering us to serve thousands of girls each year,” said Dena Herrin, executive director of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. “The funds raised from the annual Charity Golf Classic will enable us to launch EUREKA!, a transformative Girls Inc. STEM-based approach to engaging and empowering 8th-12th-grade girls to see themselves as an important part of the workforce of the future.”