$2 million donated to Philadelphia-area charities in 13 years
PHILADELPHIA, October 10, 2017 — Macquarie Investment Management today announced that its annual Macquarie Investment Management Charity Golf Classic raised more than $100,000 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 million for well-deserving nonprofit organizations across the Philadelphia region in the past 13 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.
“Girls Inc. is a life-changing organization that reaches more than 2,200 girls in the greater Philadelphia area each year through programs that will help them develop into future leaders,” said Shawn Lytle, president of Delaware FundsSM by Macquarie and deputy global head of Macquarie Investment Management. “We are pleased to support the meaningful work they are doing to empower girls and young women in our community.”
For more information about Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, visit girlsincpa-nj.org.
“We are so grateful for the long-time partnership with Macquarie Investment Management. This partnership, consisting of financial support, mentoring, and career exploration, has helped us provide girls with the tools they need to be strong, independent women. The funds donated from the annual Charity Golf Classic will have a transformational impact on our organization and the girls we serve,” said Dena Herrin, executive director of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
About Macquarie Investment Management
Macquarie Investment Management is a global asset manager with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As active managers, we prioritize autonomy and accountability at the team level in pursuit of opportunities that matter for clients. Our conviction-based, long-term approach has led institutional and individual clients to entrust us to manage $US238.4 billion in assets of 30 June 2017. In the US, retail investors recognize our Delaware Funds by Macquarie as one of the longest-standing mutual fund families, with more than 75 years in existence. Macquarie Investment Management is a division of Macquarie Asset Management, a global asset manager with $US354.2 billion in assets under management as of 30 June 2017.