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Fabulous 5th Annual EM GIVES - A Night Out with EMpower!

Posted 05 November 2018 in EMpower News   |   Share


Thank you so much to everyone who joined our fifth annual EM GIVES – A Night Out with EMpower!

Nearly 250 guests from 77 firms gathered for an amazing evening in Manhattan’s 40/40 Club on October 24th to raise vital funds for at-risk young people in emerging market countries. Our deepest appreciation to all who gave their support and joined our mission! Your support is changing lives.

EMpower Board Director Eric Dannheim kicked off the evening’s program with a powerful reminder of why he, along with so many hundreds of EMpower donors, have chosen to support our work over the years. Since our founding 18 years ago, we have been able to distribute over $27 million in 900 grants to organizations in emerging market countries, helping over 483,600 at-risk young people create brighter futures.

A story of this impact was shared by EMpower Program & Evaluation Officer Caitlin Mitchell, who shared the inspiring journey a young man from EMpower grantee partner Waves for Change, a shining example of how one young person can change their life and their community, given the opportunity. Thank you to EMpower Next GEN Co-Chairs Rekha Nair and Jules Nicoletti for bringing their energy and passion to give back in leading our fundraising!

We were also thrilled to launch our new initiative, the Champions Club, and grateful to our new Champions who signed up to invest in the long-term growth and strength of EMpower!

Special thanks to our EM GIVES Committee, Board of Directors and Underwriters for their tremendous support, and to our event sponsors for making the evening possible: Premier Sponsors CrossRegional and Payden & Rygel, Silver Sponsors Macquarie and MFS, Corporate Sponsors CIBC and MarketAxess, and Supporting Sponsors CLSA, GlobalWonks and Goldman Sachs.

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Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.