Salus Capital Joins Team Boston Partners to Help Raise $25,000 for Kids
On September 20, 2014, nearly 1,500 bicycling enthusiasts will gather in Foxboro to participate in a non-competitive cycling event to help raise funds and awareness for their favorite youth-focused charities. The Rodman Ride for Kids offers cyclists an exhilarating 25-, 50-, or 100-mile tour through the beautiful back roads of Norfolk County and the opportunity to positively impact the lives of over 100,000 kids in Massachusetts.
For more than 23 years, the Rodman Ride has brought dozens of social service agencies together to raise millions of dollars for life-changing programs that support at-risk youth in Massachusetts. Affiliated agencies raise funds through sponsorships year round, culminating with the non-competitive cycling tour each fall. In turn, the Ride for Kids matches these funds at a rate of 6% when the agency meets their predetermined fundraising goal.
For the fourth consecutive year, Team Boston Partners will be participating in the Ride through a partnership with the Mass Mentoring Partnership. The team is an eclectic group of dedicated cyclists riding in support of Boston Partners in Education’s programs, confident that their involvement will improve the lives of Boston’s children. Every penny raised by the team and matched through the Ride will go toward placing trained volunteer mentors in Boston Public Schools (BPS) classrooms.
A significant portion of this year’s team is made up of riders from Salus Capital Partners, a commercial finance and asset management company based in Needham, MA, which provides secured asset-based loans to the middle market. Since its establishment in November 2011, Salus has continually demonstrated its commitment to the community through volunteerism and charitable support for Massachusetts agencies.
“We believe businesses have a responsibility to be a positive part of their community. We live and work in the Boston area and are proud of the work our employees and partners do to give back,” said Andrew H. Moser, President and CEO, Salus Capital Partners.
Salus Capital has a total of seven cyclists who have volunteered to ride in support of Boston Partners in Education and its programs, and the company has committed $5,000 on behalf of its riders toward the Boston Partners Team goal of $25,000. Two of the 50-mile riders, Mark Gallivan and Maureen Gibbons, also rode for Team Boston Partners last year, raising a total of $4,500 for the cause.
“We find it so gratifying to be a part of this ride,” said Maureen Gibbons, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. “Especially since Salus volunteers can actually see the real impact funds raised can make at the classroom level through our involvement with Boston Partners in Education.”
This year, both Mark and Maureen are geared up to surpass last year’s fundraising goal and have recruited several new riders from Salus to help them and join the fun. Ryan Gass is one of those recruits who is excited to be able to give back in a way that fits his busy lifestyle and limited free time.
“It’s great to be able to enjoy a crisp fall day riding through the beautiful back roads of New England, knowing you’re doing something valuable for your community and kids who deserve the chance to reach their full potential,” said Gass, Assistant Vice President, Loan and Credit Operations at Salus.
Salus Capital’s employees volunteer for two of Boston Partners in Education’s signature initiatives: The Big Cheese Reads and Power Lunch.
Salus encourages and values volunteerism and charitable giving among its employees, which is in keeping with its creed of community enrichment, responsible business practices and corporate citizenship. If you would like to support any of the Salus riders, please click on the following links to their individual fundraising webpages: http://tinyurl.com/ABourdony, http://tinyurl.com/MGallivan, http://tinyurl.com/RyanGass, http://tinyurl.com/MGibbons, http://tinyurl.com/JMcCray, http://tinyurl.com/MikeWatson. Thanks Salus!
If you would like to learn more about Boston Partners in Education’s programs or become a volunteer, please visit our website at https://bostonpartners.org/. To support our team for the Rodman Ride for Kids 2014, please visit our team page: http://tinyurl.com/SupportRideBP.