St. Francis House was delighted when the Boston Business Journal recently named Natixis Investment Managers the No. 1 company in Greater Boston for charitable giving. Natixis employees donate an average of $821 a year per person to support local charities, including St. Francis House.
“We are very proud of our partnership with Natixis,” said Claire S. Stern, Director of Development. “Their employees give generously to support our programs and services. But more than that, they volunteer in our kitchen, help MAP students with mock interviews and tax preparation, and are integral to the success of our Shooze Cruise, holiday gift drive, and Race to the Finish Line marathon events. Natixis is setting the standard for corporate philanthropy, and the entire city benefits from their efforts.” The generosity of Natixis employees is a natural outgrowth of the values and culture fostered by John T. Hailer, President and CEO of Natixis. In 2010, Mr. Hailer spoke at All the Way Home and emphasized the importance of investing in the community: “A society only works when we take care of our neighbors, when their care and well-being is our responsibility, and when we show empathy to them when times are tough and the chips are down,” he said.
Natixis made a generous donation to Under One Roof, our $15.1 million Capital Campaign (which raised $15.9 million), and named the Natixis Employment Services Center on our newly remodeled fifth floor. The company also gives each student a new leather business case as a graduation gift.
“We work closely with a handful of charitable organizations in Boston and it’s never about a donation,” says Mark Doyle, Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Product. “Our associates want to get to know their charitable partners, and they want to work side-by-side with them to make a difference. The end result is a tremendously dedicated staff that is committed to giving back to the community.”
St. Francis House congratulates everyone at Natixis for this well-deserved honor. We’d also like to recognize Suffolk Construction, Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Massachusetts, and Eastern Bank – all of whom made the Boston Business Journal list – for their longtime support of our life-changing work.