StreetWise Partners and RBC Capital Markets to host benefit
auction at Christie's Auction House
RBC Capital Markets and StreetWise Partners to Ring NYSE
NEW YORK, April 13, 2009 — RBC Capital Markets
today announced it is sponsoring an auction to benefit StreetWise
Partners, the New York City-based non-profit organization
that links volunteer business professionals with low-income
adults to achieve good jobs and life-long employability. The
2nd annual auction will be held on April 20, 2009 at Christie's
Auction House in New York's Rockefeller Center. In advance
of the event and to raise awareness about StreetWise Partners'
unconventional solutions for moving the economy forward, a
variety of executives from the business community will join
StreetWise Partners and RBC Capital Markets to ring the closing
bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, April 13, 2009.
Tying in with the theme of the event, Unleashing Talent
to Accelerate Economic Change, StreetWise Partners will
auction off donated time, meet and greets, and exclusive business
leadership coaching with C-suite executives, academics, media
personalities, and others, while also offering getaway experiences.
In addition, the event will offer opportunities for attendees
to volunteer mentor or donate suits and computers to job-seekers.
The event will be emceed by honorary guests Betsy Stark, business
correspondent for ABC News, and Robert C. Lieber, New York
City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development.
The live auction will feature one-of-a-kind experiences and
items, including a private tour of the MSNBC studios and the
chance to meet with the anchors of Fast Money; MBA and career
counselling from executives; New York Giants Youth Football
experience; VIP golf package at the RBC Canadian Open; expedition
to the Galapagos Islands; exclusive Big Apple helicopter tour
experience; lunch with Clay Christensen - renowned Harvard
Business Professor and author, and more.
Funds raised from this event will support critical StreetWise
Partners career venture training and mentoring programs, hosted
at leading partner organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers,
which provide adults struggling in the job-market with high-impact
employability mentoring, access to critical job search networks,
and advanced employment opportunities.
In addition to RBC representatives, more than 500 executives
are expected to attend this year's event, with guests representing
companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Google, New York
Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, Fortress Investment Group,
Barclays Capital, General Electric, Forbes, NBC, Bloomberg,
Tishman Speyer, Barron's, Blackstone Group and many more.
"We recognize that we can only be as successful as the
communities in which we live and work, which is why we support
philanthropic and community development initiatives that give
people the tools with which to build their own lives,"
said Sharon Solomon, Managing Director of Client and Marketing
Strategy for RBC Capital Markets. "In these tough economic
times, we feel that corporate social responsibility is more
important than ever. We're proud to support StreetWise Partners
in offering innovative employability programs that are relevant
to the marketplace."
"The business community - our partners, and volunteer
mentors - see short-term and long-term value in what we're
doing right now for the unemployed and working poor,"
said Allison Devore, Executive Director of StreetWise Partners.
The auction will take place at Christie's Auction House,
20 Rockefeller Plaza, in New York City on Monday, April 20
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors
d'oeuvres while connecting with prominent members of the business
community. To attend this event, contact Emilee Ballaro by
noon on April 16, 2009 at firstname.lastname@example.org
About RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is a top 20 global investment bank. With
over 3,200 employees, the firm provides capital markets products
and services from 75 offices in 15 countries. Its North American
platform includes a significant U.S. middle market investment
banking franchise and leading equity, underwriting, sales,
trading and research businesses. The firm is part of a global
financial institution, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), a top 10
global bank by market capitalization with one of the highest
credit ratings of any financial institution: Moody's Aaa and
Standard & Poor's AA-.
About StreetWise Partners
StreetWise Partners' mission is to build mentoring relationships
between low-income individuals and volunteer business professionals
to develop workplace skills and employment networks as the
bridge to a successful career. The organization - started
as a program at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997 by young Wall
Street professionals, has mobilized more than 3,500 volunteers
who have provided over 1,100 low-income adults with team-based
employability coaching. The organization's vision is that
one day all citizens will have the skills and opportunities
to be employable and achieve economic wellbeing; a world where
all corporations effectively promote volunteer service and
hire, retain, and advance top talent from low-income communities.Visit
StreetWise Partners at www.streetwisepartners.org.
11 Park Place, Suite 701, New York, NY 10007. Tel. 212.971.0078.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Sharon Solomon, RBC Capital Markets, (212) 618-3695, email@example.com
Emilee Ballaro, StreetWise Partners, (212) 253-6965, firstname.lastname@example.org