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BlackRock joins Robin Hood in Night for NYC to Help New Yorkers in Need

May 06, 2016

Firm Sponsors Two Concerts Uniting Next-Generation Poverty Fighters

Effort Part of a Larger Commitment by BlackRock to Tackle Pressing Social and Environmental Challenges


New York, May 6, 2016– BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) has partnered with Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization, to host two next-generation concerts to benefit the 1.8 million New Yorkers living in poverty. 

On Monday, May 9th, as a part of Robin Hood’s Night for NYC, the two BlackRock-hosted concerts will take place in conjunction with Robin Hood’s annual benefit at the Javits Center and Robin Hood Night at Yankee Stadium. The concerts will feature Chance the Rapper at New York’s Terminal 5, and Citizen Cope at New York’s Irving Plaza. The Night for NYC will mobilize tens of thousands of caring New Yorkers to raise money for Robin Hood’s poverty-fighting programs.

“At BlackRock, we are focused on building better financial futures for our clients and communities – not only through our world-class investment and risk management capabilities, but also by partnering with innovative organizations that solve pressing social and environmental challenges,” states Deborah Winshel, Managing Director and Head of Global Corporate Philanthropy at BlackRock. “We are proud to partner with Robin Hood’s Night for NYC to fund initiatives that deliver long-term results for our neighbors in need.”

BlackRock Philanthropy’s mission is to build access to better futures for underserved individuals and communities. BlackRock Philanthropy seeks to provide both financial support and in-kind resources to innovative partners, support organizations working on groundbreaking solutions for today’s most pressing social challenges, uncover new opportunities through thought leadership that are built on the best of the firm, and scale impact by meaningfully engaging employees.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At March 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.737 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of March 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: | LinkedIn:


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