In connection with Mischler Financial Group’s 2016 Annual Veterans Day Month Pledge, whereby a percentage of the firm’s entire month of November profits are allocated to select charitable organizations, Mischler senior execs Dean Chamberlain (CEO), along with his family members, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Rob Karr and Managing Director Leslie Graves subscribed to the military ethos ‘all hands on deck’ to support the buildOn.org 25th Annual Gala held Nov 2 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
The Nov 2nd celebration raised $3.4million to support buildOn’s mission of “breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.”
The Gala served as the public launch of buildOn’s Expect More Campaign, which will fund the first part of buildOn’s 25 year vision. The campaign aims to raise $15 million for buildOn’s U.S. Service Learning and Global School Construction programs.
In addition to Mischler Financial Group, the 2016 buildOn Gala included the sponsorship of GE, Jones Day, Ogilvy & Mather, Rodan + Fields, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Kiernan Herner LLP, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Synchrony Financial.
Per November 1 announcement, Mischler’s Veterans Day Month Pledge was dedicated to buildOn.org, Bob Woodruff Foundation and The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund.
November 12-2016–Mischler Financial Group’s Boston Office team, home to Mischler’s International Equities Group turned out in force to participate in the 2016 DAV 5K Boston Run to Honor Veterans, one of Boston’s leading Veterans Day fundraising programs.
The DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that thanks those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day. The DAV 5K National Series is presented by DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a nonprofit organization that helps more than 1 million veterans in life-changing ways each year.
“The events help further the mission of DAV to ensure our injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery. When you participate in the DAV 5K and encourage others to support this event, you are investing in the lives of our wounded American heroes who have sacrificed for our freedoms.”
Mischler 2016 Annual Veterans Day Month Pledge Supports Three Special Philanthropies
Industry’s oldest Minority Firm Owned & Operated by Service-Disabled Vets Gives Back and Pays Forward
Stamford, CT & Newport Beach, CA –November 1, 2016 —Veterans Day is observed by Americans each year on November 11; the day that is dedicated to honoring and extending our gratitude to the millions of men and women who have served within the US military. At Mischler Financial Group (“Mischler”), the financial industry’s oldest institutional brokerage and investment bank owned and operated by service-disabled veterans, Veterans Day is observed every day, and each November Mischler pledges a percentage of the entire month’s profits to carefully-vetted charitable organizations that support veterans and their families in recognition of this national holiday.
To honor Veterans Day Month 2016, Mischler Financial Group has made a financial pledge to three separate organizations that go above and beyond the call of duty to support military veteran families and local communities. Those 501c3 organizations are Bob Woodruff Foundation, The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund and Buildon.org.
Stated Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive of Mischler Financial, a 20-year veteran of the securities industry and a U.S. Military Academy at West Point alumni, “There are now more than 20 million Americans who have served with integrity and honor in the US Armed Forces, yet when transitioning back to civilian roles, too many are encountering challenges as they seek higher ground. The Mischler Financial year-round philanthropic mission is dedicated to the military veteran community at large, and Veterans Day Month provides a special opportunity for our trading desk and our clients to work together to give back and pay forward to the veteran community in ways that can truly help change lives for the better.”
Added Chamberlain, “This past May, we made our Memorial Day Month pledge to crowdfund campaign Veterans Education Challenge, as we believe that advanced education is a core component to both personal and professional success. The organizations that we have pledged our Veterans Day Month support to provide equally unique runways by which veterans can further bolster their knowledge base and self-confidence, and in turn, help them to more easily target and capture opportunities as they advance forward.”
About The Bob Woodruff Foundation (501c3)
Mission Statement: Founded in 2006 by ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee after Bob was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. The Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. To date, BWF has invested more than $33 million to find, fund and shape programs that have empowered more than 2.5 million impacted veterans, service members and their families. To learn more, visit their website
About The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund (501c3)
Mission Statement: Committed to providing support to those most affected by the Global War on Terror. Assistance includes: College scholarships and grants; Financial aid for professional certification programs and non-degree programs; Educational career counseling and mentorship. visit their website.
Mission Statement: To break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service learning programs in many of America’s most under-resourced high schools. Buildon.org is dedicated to engaging and training high school students in the country’s most challenging urban areas by providing those students with the tools to proactively advance programs that can better the quality of life for members of their communities who are in need. visit their website.
About Mischler Financial Group Inc.
Established in 1994, Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”) was the first FINRA broker-dealer member that was also a federally-certified Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (SDVOB). Since that time, Mischler has become widely-recognized by Fortune corporate treasurers, public pension sponsors and the industry’s leading institutional investment managers for “punching above its weight class” while serving as a boutique investment bank and conflict-free institutional brokerage. Mischler is unique among its peers for its capital markets capabilities, as well as the firm’s year-round advocacy and support of veteran-centric causes. Mischler maintains offices in 8 major cities and is staffed by more than 55 securities industry veterans whose expertise extends across virtually all primary and secondary debt and equity capital market silos. In addition to traditional DCM and ECM services and secondary market best execution, Mischler administers corporate share repurchase programs for leading Fortune companies, cash management for government entities and corporations, and asset management programs for liquid and alternative investment strategies. The firm’s website is www.mischlerfinancial.com
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Many military families across the United States (and in other countries) boast a proud tradition of extending their military service legacy down through the generations. At Mischler Financial Group, our senior leaders, including Founder/Chairman Walt Mischler and now, Chief Executive Dean Chamberlain are intimately familiar with the sometimes bittersweet emotion experienced when our children come of age and make the life-changing decision to embrace a path that requires a commitment that can inevitably put our children in harm’s way.
With a sense of pride and admiration (and always a sense of concern), Mischler Financial Group extends a REALLY BIG HOOAH TO RACHEL CHAMBERLAIN, SCHOLAR ATHLETE-ROTC CADET-UCLA CLASS OF ’20 , Pictured below, Cadet Chamberlain (l) joins the incoming Bruin Battalion.
2016 Memorial Day Pledge by Mischler Financial Group Provides High Yield Return for VetEdChallenge Crowdfund Campaign
Stamford, CT— June 22, 2016 —Memorial Day and Veterans Day are the two US Holidays dedicated to honoring those who have served within the US military and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country. At Mischler Financial Group, a debt market specialist and the securities industry’s oldest broker-dealer owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans, these two national holidays represent more than just a time for remembrance, they are a call to arms and the inspiration for month-long missions during which the firm and its squad of military veterans-now-financial industry veterans go beyond the call of duty. During the months of May and November, the firm allocates a portion of the months’ entire commission revenue to carefully-vetted programs dedicated to helping US military veterans and their families.
On May 1, Mischler made its annual Memorial Day Month pledge to Veterans Education Challenge, aka @VetEdChallenge, the crowdfund campaign launched on Veterans Day 2015 and committed to providing veteran educational scholarships with a preference to Pell-eligible undergraduate and graduate students. This week, Mischler CEO Dean Chamberlain and Mischler Financial Group founder Walt Mischler, both graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point, and both certified SDVs who have since risen to the top ranks of the financial industry, announced that the firm has delivered a check in the amount of $22,000 to the Veterans Education Challenge campaign. The first $1million raised before Veterans Day 2016 will be matched by philanthropists Bruce and Avis Richards. Mr. Richards is a co-founder of Marathon Asset Management, the $13bil AUM fund specializing in global credit and fixed income.
Stated Dean Chamberlain, “We evaluate philanthropies similar to the way top investment managers analyze financial market opportunities; the goal is to achieve the highest risk adjusted returns when compared to alternatives.” Added Chamberlain, “Until we’re proven wrong, we believe that investing in the education of disciplined and determined veteran students provides the greatest return on capital for those students, their families, the enterprises they go to work for and the communities in which they live.”
Contributions to Veterans Education Challenge will go towards veteran scholarship awards that go beyond the provisions of the GI Bill and will be based on financial need with a priority and preference to Pell-eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Veterans will be eligible to renew awards based on financial need and standing with their universities.
About Mischler Financial Group Inc.
Established in 1994, Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”) was the first FINRA minority broker-dealer member to be designated as a Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (SDVOB). The firm is now widely-recognized by Fortune corporate treasurers and leading investment managers for “punching above its weight class” while serving as a boutique investment bank and conflict-free institutional brokerage. Mischler is unique among its peers for its capital markets capabilities as well as the firm’s year-round advocacy and support of veteran-centric causes. Mischler maintains offices in 8 major cities and is staffed by more than 50 securities industry veterans whose expertise extends across virtually all primary and secondary debt and equity capital market silos. In addition to traditional DCM and ECM services and secondary market best execution, Mischler administers corporate share repurchase programs for leading Fortune companies, cash management for government entities and corporations, and asset management programs for liquid and alternative investment strategies.
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Newport Beach, CA & Stamford, CT, May 12, 2016–Mischler Financial Group (“MFG”), the financial industry’s oldest minority investment bank and institutional brokerage owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans, announced today that in recognition of the upcoming Memorial Day celebration, the firm has pledged a percentage of its entire May profits to Veterans Education Challenge, (“VetEdChallenge”) a donation-based crowdfund campaign. The philanthropic initiative is dedicated to providing need-based college scholarships to ex-military students pursuing higher education so they can get better access to a broad range of career development opportunities.
Veterans Education Challenge was established in November 2015 by investment management industry veteran Bruce Richards and his wife Avis. Mr. Richards is personally matching the first $1million in donations made to the “VetEdChallenge” campaign via crowdfund platform “Crowdrise.” He is co-founder, CEO and managing partner of Marathon Asset Management, the $12.5 billion investment firm specializing in global credit and fixed income markets.
“This Memorial Day Month we’ve embraced a more contemporary approach to paying it forward via the VetEdChallenge program”, said Mischler Financial Group CEO Dean Chamberlain, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who himself earned his MBA via a work-scholarship program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. “Our annual, entire month of May pledge in honor of Memorial Day, as well as our annual Veteran’s Day Month pledge has typically focused on traditional, best-in-class philanthropies and we believe the VetEdCballenge is an ideal vehicle to directly impact the future of returning veterans, as higher education can provide a material lift in the course of pursuing opportunities.”
Added Chamberlain, “Because we are always mentoring returning veterans, we know first-hand about the challenges these men and women face as they assimilate back into the mainstream and find themselves working multiple jobs to put aside funds for educational degrees beyond their pre-military academic background. We’re proud to partner with Bruce Richards and be affiliated with his truly thought-leading program. We encourage our institutional clients to help us support this initiative via our trading desk(s) and/or directly via the Veterans Education Challenge crowdfund program.
Other philanthropic organizations that Mischler Financial Group supports are displayed on the firm’s website via this link.
About Mischler Financial Group
Mischler Financial Group is headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices in major cities throughout the United States. MFG is a federally-certified minority broker-dealer and a Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE). We provide capital markets services across primary debt and equity markets, secondary market agency-only execution within the global equities and fixed income markets and asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies. Clients of the firm include leading institutional investment managers, Fortune corporate and municipal treasurers, public plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations. The firm’s website is located at http://www.mischlerfinancial.com
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As a boutique investment bank with boot prints extending across the primary and secondary debt capital markets, including investment grade, ABS, MBS, Government agencies and Municipal/Public Finance sectors, Mischler’s capital markets team is proud to maintain long-standing relationships with counterparts at each of the industry’s primary investment banks and lead underwriting and syndicate groups. Today, we’re particularly proud of the close working relationship we maintain with BNY Mellon, the oldest banking corporation in the U.S and the largest deposit bank in the world with nearly $29 trillion of assets under custody and/or administration and $1.6 trillion AUM.
BNY Mellon is also one of the Fortune 200’s leading advocates of veteran support programs, and through VetNet, its Employee Resource Group, this dedicated unit exists to promote the professional development and advancement of veterans and members of the broader military family. Today, it has a membership of approximately 600 people across six regional chapters in the US and UK.
But, were it not for the perseverance of BNY Mellon’s UK-based Business Development Exec Charles Thompson, this story could not be told and the now international news media story below would not have crossed the air waves.
Towards providing ‘advance color’ re the clip below, BNY Mellon’s Charlie Thompson is a former professional rugby player who, after migrating to the world of banking, has quickly become known across the BNY Mellon platform for bringing along the skills that rugby players are best known for, which are synonymous with the qualities that BNY Mellon is long-recognized for in the course of serving its constituents: integrity, unbridled determination and tenacity. It is those qualities that led to a remarkable discovery on behalf of Mischler Financial Group Managing Director Rick Tilghman, a former US Marine who, while serving in Vietnam was awarded not one, but two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star With Valor. Rick is now one of the municipal bond markets’ leading elder statesman who joined Mischler in 2014 to oversee our firm’s Public Finance Group.
The reel below tells the story. On behalf of Mischler family member Rick Tilghman and our entire firm, we extend our gratitude to Charlie Thompson and we offer a special salute to BNY Mellon’s Colleen Krieger, VP of Corporation Communications for bringing this story to the front page and further extending to the global financial community via this link. We thank you for your service and your camaraderie.
Mischler Financial’s 2015 Memorial Day Month Pledge Delivers $20k for Semper Fi Fund
Mischler Financial Group, Inc., the financial industry’s oldest institutional brokerage and investment banking boutique owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans presented a check this week to Semper Fi Fund in the amount of $20,000 as a follow-on to the firm’s previously announced “Memorial Day Month” pledge. Wendy Lethin, Semper Fi Fund’s Vice President of Community Outreach accepted the check on behalf Semper Fi Fund during a June 9 presentation held at Mischler Financial Group’s Newport Beach, CA headquarters.
According to 20-year securities industry exec and Mischler CEO Dean Chamberlain, an alum of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a certified Service-Disabled Vet (SDV), “Our ongoing mission throughout Mischler’s now twenty-year history has always been operated on two fronts. On one front, we provide Fortune treasury teams, municipal debt issuers and leading investment managers with stand-apart capital markets services. Concurrently, we’re focused on giving back by sharing the fruits of our labor with organizations dedicated to supporting SDVs and their families in the most productive ways.” Added Chamberlain, “Semper Fi Fund is exactly the type of organization that we are honored to align with, and we are grateful to the many institutional clients who rallied with our trading desks to express support of this initiative.”
The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities.
Since its 2004 formation led by a group of Marine Corps spouses, Semper Fi Fund has provided more than 93,500 grants, totaling more than $109 million in assistance to over 14,000 of our heroes and their families. Recipients include qualifying post 9/11 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and reservists with amputations, spinal cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), burns, blindness, other physical injuries, or those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Semper Fi Fund also help spouses and children of active duty service members who face a life threatening illness or injury.
About Mischler Financial Group, Inc.
Mischler Financial Group is headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices in Stamford, CT, Boston, MA and Chicago, IL. MFG is a federally-certified minority broker-dealer and a Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE) that provides capital markets services, agency-only execution within the global equities and fixed income markets and asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies. Clients of the firm include leading institutional investment managers, Fortune corporate and municipal treasurers, public plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations. The firm’s website is located at http://mischlerfinancial.com
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The Mischler Financial Group team salutes Steve Peck, son of legendary film actor Gregory Peck, for his role in giving back to military veterans.
On Nov 16, 2013, minority broker-dealer Mischler Financial Group CEO Dean Chamberlain was joined by family and members of the MFG Stamford CT office to “rally the troops” along with government and business luminaries from the New York tri-state area in support of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (COFP) 5th Annual Greenwich Event.
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