In 2015, more than 120 Bain Capital employees participated in a company-wide United Way campaign, pledging more than $199,000 to support the organization.
During the campaign, employees are given the opportunity to support the United Way and contribute to improved quality of life for children and families in Massachusetts. This year’s campaign once again featured the Bain Capital Challenge, in which employee donations were matched dollar-for-dollar by the firm.
The 2015 campaign kicked-off at an ice cream social on November 9th where Bain Capital Public Equity Managing Directors Dewey Awad and Greg Moore spoke about their longstanding support for United Way and the organization’s Marian L. Heard Scholarship program. The event also featured Marian L. Heard scholar Kathy Tangarife, a Northeastern University student, who shared her story and discussed the impact the program has had on her life.
In addition to employee contributions through the annual campaign, a group of Bain Capital employees are involved with specific United Way initiatives, councils and committees.
Several Bain Capital associates have been key contributors in the creation and successful launch of the Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE/VC) Associate Council, joining their fellow council members in hosting networking and hands-on volunteer opportunities. This group is actively leading consulting projects to leverage their analytical skills to further the United Way's strategic work.
Bain Capital employees have also been longstanding members of the Private Equity/Venture Capital (PE/VC) Leadership Council, which comprises senior leaders from the private equity and venture capital industries who bring their expertise to bear on the most pressing issues and opportunities facing the United Way.