BNY Mellon employees located in Valley Forge held a recent fundraiser to benefit
the Gallery School of Pottstown.
The fundraiser was organized by a BNY Mellon Community Partnership team.
The Community Partnership teams organize various community and charity-based events in this region throughout the year, including annual food drives and holiday toy drives.
In this particular event, the team wanted to aid a charity that had local impact in Montgomery County.
GSP was selected due to its efforts to better communities through the arts,
particularly because many local school districts are cutting art programming, and
because the GSP works with underprivileged children.
The fundraiser involved the opportunity to “dress down" for the week of October
24 through the 28.
The event had over a 90 percent participation rate.
Over 200 individuals from the BNY Mellon Financial Accounting, Client Services, Tax, and Regulatory Administration divisions made a donation in order to dress casually for that week. These teams raised more than $1,200 for GSP, including BNY Mellon's matching donation of the team's fundraising efforts.
The Gallery School of Pottstown is a 501c3 non-profit community art school and
gallery. The School offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal
of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through
self-expression and independence. The Gallery on High hosts rotating shows
featuring local artists. The Gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift