SecondMarket Impact, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 2009 to support and encourage the philanthropic endeavors of our company. Each year, Impact partners with anchor charities that contribute to a variety of social, economic and environmental programs, promoting education, entrepreneurship and community building.
SecondMarket Impact holds an annual Charity Call inviting each of our employees to submit for consideration a non-profit with which they are personally involved. SecondMarket Impact then partners with select non-profits to assist with fundraising and volunteer activities.
We are proud to have raised over $250,000 to date for numerous organizations that are near and dear to the SecondMarket family.
Past Anchor Charities
Caring for Carcinoid Foundation
Since 2007, SecondMarket Impact has hosted the Cure Carcinoid Golf Tournament in honor of our friend and colleague, Bradford Monks, who lost his battle with carcinoid cancer and passed away in February 2007. Over the last six years, a community of supporters have joined SecondMarket Impact on the golf course to raise money to fight this deadly disease. All proceeds from the event are donated in Brad’s name to the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation.
To be added to our mailing list for this annual event, please contact Amanda Sydor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City:
When they’re not in the office, several SecondMarket employees serve as adult volunteer mentors (“bigs”) to children (“littles”) who come from low-income, single-parent homes. By working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, we are helping mentees to expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their futures. We believe the time spent between bigs and littles is invaluable and so SecondMarket Impact is sponsoring six group events.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
At two-years-old, Jack McKenna, son of former SecondMarket Board Member John McKenna, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a chronic lung disease that often causes progressive disability and early death. In the 1950s, few children with this disease lived to attend elementary school. Today, thanks in large part to medical advances made by researchers working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the median life expectancy of someone with CF stands at just over 37.
Despite his disease, Jack, now 10-years-old, enjoys an active lifestyle often playing sports with his older brother Alex. As members of the SecondMarket family, we support Jack, John and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by participating in the annual New York City Great Strides Walk-a-Thon.
The DeVon C. Wilson-Weekes Foundation:
Bruce Weekes, a member of our Fixed Income team, founded The DeVon C. Wilson-Weekes Foundation in memoriam of his brother who passed away during his senior year of high school in the fall of 1997.
The first annual “DeVon C. Wilson-Weekes Scholarship” was presented at Atlantic City High School in 2009 and continues to reward students who exemplify leadership and excellence in academics, athletics and community service. We applaud Bruce’s commitment to the youth in his community by contributing to his organization’s scholarship fund and sponsoring a career day for graduating seniors of ACHS.