BOSTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, is presenting sponsor of Step UP! Pride and Passion 2013, Greater Boston PFLAG's annual fundraiser . This is BNY Mellon's second year as a presenting sponsor of the event, which is being held on Thursday, May 16 at the Party in the Park Tent in the Back Bay Fens. The company's $35,000 contribution helps fund Greater Boston PFLAG's bullying prevention, family support and education programs.
Greater Boston PFLAG is a local affiliate of PFLAG, a national non-profit organization that has more than 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy.
"Greater Boston PFLAG's mission of ensuring that all young people are safe and have the support they need to successfully transition into adulthood fits perfectly with our company's commitment to diversity and inclusion," said Joanne Jaxtimer, BNY Mellon Regional Executive. "BNY Mellon consistently earns a perfect score from the Corporate Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and we're proud to once again be partnering with an organization that works to counter violence and negative stereotypes and helps LGBT youth achieve acceptance and self-esteem."
BNY Mellon is also the founding sponsor for the Greater Boston PFLAG Workplace Program, which provides educational workshops and support groups for parents and co-workers of LGBT individuals. BNY Mellon is a long-time partner of Greater Boston PFLAG, having donated close to $100,000 since 2007.Learn more about BNY Mellon's philanthropic programs or the company's world-wide commitment to social responsibility at www.bnymellon.com/csr. BNY Mellon, whose local roots date back to 1875 and the Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company, has about 4,000 employees in five major locations across greater Boston. BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 36 countries and more than 100 markets. As of March 31, 2013, BNY Mellon had $26.3 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.4 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com, or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon. SOURCE BNY Mellon