Community

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.

Adopt a Family program 

For the second year in a row, Delaware Investments partnered with Cityteam, an international nonprofit organization that provides housing, food, and other necessities to lower-income families. Through employees’ participation, Delaware Investments "adopted" 195 deserving children and presented them with gifts for the holiday season, including toys and clothing.

With Delaware Investments employees' help, Cityteam provided toys and clothing for 2,772 children during the 2013 holiday season, donating about 13,860 toys.

Delaware Investments Charity Classic IX: YESPhilly

On October 14, 2013, Delaware Investments awarded $213,614 (including a matching donation of $100,000* from the Macquarie Group Foundation), to YESPhilly, a nonprofit organization that develops opportunities for the many youth who drop out of Philadelphia schools. Currently, there is a pool of about 50,000 Philadelphia high school-aged youth without diplomas or GEDs, of which the School District of Philadelphia was only able to fund about 5,000 alternative education slots for high school dropouts.

The donation will go toward the YESPhilly School and GED Program, where students ages 16-21 have the opportunity to meet high school graduation standards or prepare for GED tests. Students participate in a combination of academic courses and workshops that also develop media, technology, and life skills.

Since its launch in 2005, the annual Charity Classic and Macquarie Group Foundation have successfully raised more than $1.4 million, benefiting a number of deserving Philadelphia-area nonprofit organizations, including:

  • 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.

Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2013

Delaware Investments employees participated in both fundraising efforts and the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for the fifth year in a row. Money raised (and matched by the Macquarie Group Foundation) totaled $3,990 and will help fund more MS research than any other non-profit in the world, as well as mobilize people in the Greater Delaware Valley living with this unpredictable disease.

Philabundance food drive

In July 2013, 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 donated 45 boxes, weighing in at 1,145 pounds — enough to prepare more than 3,000 meals.

Delaware Investments sponsors Eagles Flight Night

For the second consecutive year, Delaware Investments has become an official 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.

April 2013: Raising funds to fight disease, provide meals, and more

Throughout April, Delaware Investments employees conducted a variety of fundraising activities, benefiting organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, and Philabundance. Funds were raised through events that included a bake sale, a book sale, and raffles for Phillies tickets. Employees raised a total of $5,300, which will be matched by the Macquarie Group Foundation.

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.

About us

Bonnie Sue Rockhill

YESPhilly

"This is our 9th annual golf charity event and this year it benefited YesPhilly, an organization that helps youth that have dropped out of school for various reasons get back on track. YESPhilly opened a new school and revamped their programs with the generosity of Delaware Investments. My work on this event has been satisfying on both a personal and professional level. I look forward to next year when we will celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary!”

Bonnie Sue Rockhill,
E-mail Marketing Specialist, Marketing Communications
Zach Per

Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2013

The City to Shore Ride is a great opportunity to exercise with co-workers while raising money to make a difference in the lives of people in our community living with MS. When I arrived at this year’s ride, I was alone, but I quickly found a teammate sporting a Macquarie jersey. Having never met before, we quickly became acquainted and rode together for over 80 miles!”

Zach Per,
AVP, Product Manager
Ken Rea

Eagles Flight Night

"I’m thrilled that we were able to support Eagles Flight Night this year. The Eagles Youth Partnership serves the health and educational needs of so many children in the Philadelphia area, and I’m so glad we could contribute.”

Kenneth Rea,
Traffic Manager, Marketing Communications