Pledge of Ongoing Support Enables the Red Cross to Continue Service to Central and South Florida
MIAMI, February 26, 2018 — The American Red Cross today recognized BNY Mellon Wealth Management for their continued support of the Red Cross Tiffany Circle of South and Central Florida through their third annual donation of $50,000.
The Tiffany Circle is a community of women leaders who advance the American Red Cross mission by investing $10,000 annually in their local American Red Cross chapters. These women follow in the footsteps of a long line of dedicated women who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training and countless other services.
The name Tiffany and the $10,000 amount have historical precedence. The society is named for the beautiful Tiffany windows in the Board of Governors Hall at the Red Cross’ national headquarters in Washington, D.C. Produced by Tiffany Studios, these windows were commissioned in 1917 by Red Cross President Mabel Boardman. As an act of reconciliation and hope, they were paid for with a $5,000 gift from the Women's Relief Corps of the North and $5,000 from the United Daughters of the Confederacy of the South.
The women portrayed in these windows personify virtues at work in the Red Cross Movement: hope, mercy, faith, charity, truth and fortitude. Members of the Tiffany Circle provide living examples of these virtues in their local communities by ensuring the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to life's emergencies.
“The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of our volunteers, donors and partners to fulfill our lifesaving mission,” said Joanne Nowlin, regional executive for the American Red Cross South Florida Region. “Thanks to the support of BYN Mellon Wealth Management, South and Central Florida is able to continue its decades long development of the Tiffany Circle.”
“We are pleased to partner with the American Red Cross in an effort to help those affected by disaster. We hope this donation will help alleviate human suffering in the face of an emergency and are grateful for everything that this organization does, said Lisa Simington, President of Florida West Region at BNY Mellon Wealth Management.”
Since 2016, BNY Mellon has provided $150,000 to the Red Cross’ Tiffany Circle.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About BNY Mellon Wealth Management:
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2017, it was ranked as a Top 10 U.S. Wealth Manager by Barron’s. It was also awarded Best Private Bank for Customer Service in the U.S. by Financial Times publications Professional Wealth Management and The Banker. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $238 billion in total client assets, as of December 31, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.
About BNY Mellon:
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 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Dec. 31, 2017, BNY Mellon had $33.3 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.9 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. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.