PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macquarie Group’s Delaware Investments today announced its annual Delaware Investments® Charity Golf Classic event raised more than $137,000 to support After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP), a nonprofit organization offering high-quality academic and social development after-school activities to more than 60,000 children in Philadelphia. With the help of the Macquarie Group Foundation, this annual fundraising event has raised more than $1.9 million for well-deserving nonprofit organizations across the region.
ASAP, a recipient of proceeds from the Delaware Investments Charity Classic in 2009, was founded in 2002 at the request of city leaders to bring public awareness to the dangers of the afternoon hours for unsupervised youth in Philadelphia. ASAP works to recruit volunteers, teachers, and organizations to lead enrichment clubs across the city, with an emphasis on areas with high rates of poverty, crime, and truancy. Through activities like chess, debate, drama, and Scrabble™, ASAP expands the traditional scope of after-school activities to cultivate communities of diverse youth for whom extracurricular passions are the gateway to improved academic performance and postsecondary success.
“At Delaware Investments, we want to ensure that youth in Philadelphia, regardless of their race, gender, or socioeconomic status, have access to great programs that expand their minds and encourage participation beyond the classroom,” said Shawn Lytle, president of Delaware Investments. “We are proud to continue supporting After School Activities Partnerships in helping it achieve its mission of enriching the lives of children in Philadelphia.”
For more information about After School Activities Partnerships visit http://www.phillyasap.org/.
About Delaware Investments
Delaware Investments, a member of Macquarie Group, is a global asset management firm that offers a wide variety of equity and fixed income solutions for individual and institutional investors. Through teams of disciplined and talented investment professionals, the firm is committed to delivering long-term, consistent performance. Delaware Investments, with US$173.6 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2016, has focused on the investing needs of its clients for more than 85 years. Delaware Investments is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management, investment, banking, financial, and advisory services with US$370.6 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2016.
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