At Delaware Investments, our passion for performance extends into the community. Year after year, we work to strengthen our partnerships with local initiatives that make a difference in and around Philadelphia.
Through corporate sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, Delaware Investments continues to strengthen its long-term community involvement with a wide array of local civic, charitable, educational, and cultural organizations, as well as volunteer programs.
Delaware Investments Charity Classic X: Puentes de Salud
On Oct. 13, 2014, Delaware Investments raised $205,778 in its annual charity golf outing, the Delaware Investments Charity Classic X. This year’s beneficiary was Puentes de Salud, an organization that promotes the health and wellness of South Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant population, through high-quality healthcare and education programs. Funds raised include a matching donation of $100,000* from the Macquarie Group Foundation.
Specifically, the donation will help fund the organization’s new 6,500-square-foot community health and wellness center, right in Center City Philadelphia. The new facility will allow Puentes de Salud to centralize and expand its health and education programs. Last year, the organization provided direct clinical services to more than 4,000 patients. In the new space, they hope to see about 10,000 patients annually.
Click here to view a note from Steven Larson, M.D. — Executive Director of Puentes de Salud.
This year marks the Delaware Investments Charity Classic’s 10th year. Since its launch in 2005, the event has raised more than $1.7 million for Philadelphia-area nonprofit organizations.
- 2013: YESPhilly
- 2012: Rock to the Future
- 2011: Habitat for Humanity®
- 2010: Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory
- 2009: After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP)
- 2008: The Cradle of Liberty Council, Philadelphia Futures
- 2007: Philadelphia Society for Services to Children
- 2006: Neighborhood Bike Works, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
- 2005: Operation Warm
*AUD. Conversion rate at time of approval applies.
Philabundance food drive
In June 2014, Delaware Investments employees conducted a food drive for Philabundance, a nonprofit organization that provides food to approximately 65,000 people each week in the Delaware Valley. Philabundance serves low-income individuals at risk of hunger and malnutrition, of which 23% are children and 16% are senior citizens. In total, Delaware Investments employees donated about 800 pounds of food and $5,000 in monetary donations.
Delaware Investments sponsors the Eagles Youth Partnership
For the third consecutive year, Delaware Investments is a sponsor of the Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP). EYP serves more than 50,000 low-income children in the Greater Philadelphia area, focusing on health and education programming. EYP brings services directly to kids — at their schools and in their neighborhoods.
Other partnerships and volunteerism
With volunteer opportunities in abundance, Delaware Investments initiated its Community Advisory Committee (CAC) in March 2010 to help cultivate volunteerism at all levels of the organization and accelerate the fostering of relationships throughout our local community. The CAC meets quarterly to assess potential opportunities and encourage Delaware Investments employees to provide volunteer support for projects of nonprofit organizations. Many of these projects focus on providing educational opportunities and improving the health and welfare of our underserved children.
Together, Delaware Investments and the Macquarie Group Foundation share the simple belief that a company has a responsibility to work for the betterment of the communities in which it operates. With the growth of our business comes the duty to give back, to help make a difference, and to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we do business — a responsibility borne out of the core principles on which our company was founded.