Bleakley Financial Group—Giving Back to the Community
Bleakley Financial Group is committed to our community and to the community service interests of our clients. We have specific charitable organizations that we partner with, and we also participate alongside our clients in support of their charitable interests. As a firm, we feel strongly about our responsibility as leaders in our industry and in our community.
Bleakley Financial Group is committed to our community and to the community service interests of our clients. We have specific charitable organizations that we partner with, and we also support the charities and causes important to our clients. Find out what we have been doing out in the community by reading the stories below.
Bleakley Financial Group Presents the 21st Annual Golf & Tennis Classic for New Jersey SEEDS
We presented the annual New Jersey SEEDS Golf & Tennis Classic on Monday, August 3, 2015. Sponsored by Frank and Pat Russo, the 21st annual event was hosted at Mountain Ridge Country Club. All proceeds benefited New Jersey SEEDS scholars.
"For nearly two decades, SEEDS Trustee Andy Schwartz and his colleagues at Bleakley Financial Group have played a significant part in providing the life changing educational opportunities we offer to our students," said SEEDS President Ronni Denes. "Since our first golf outing with Andy and his colleagues in 1998, this event has brought in more than $2.3 million for New Jersey SEEDS' scholars. Last year alone, 160 golfers, tennis players and guests joined us to raise $200,000. We are enormously grateful to Andy and his colleagues – and to this year's presenting sponsors, our friends Frank and Pat Russo – for all they do to ensure our students get the educations they want and deserve."
About New Jersey SEEDS
Since its inception in 1992, New Jersey SEEDS has provided educational access for highly motivated, low-income students and created a viable path for them to achieve their full potential. SEEDS strives for a world in which young people's initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socioeconomic status. To date, more than 2,000 scholars have benefited from its programs. For more information, visit www.njseeds.org.
Bleakley Financial Group hosts 19th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic benefitting NJ SEEDS
Bleakley Financial Group Brings Stock Market to Students at Rowan University
In the new trading room at Rowan University, undergraduate and graduate students in the Rohrer College of Business tested their acumen buying and selling stocks with real money — $100,000 that came from the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation.
Bleakley Financial Group partners Jack D. Cooney, Jr., Andy Schwartz, Scott Schwartz, and J. Reed Finney sponsored the trading room. The endeavor was also sponsored by Eric Olson, The Olson Financial Group, Summit; Kevin Hassan, The Hassan Group, Philadelphia; and Andrew Braun, The Mid Atlantic Financial Group, Mt. Laurel.
Jack, Scott, and Andy (pictured) participated on Sept. 26 in the “bell ringing” — the official unveiling of the Rowan University Trading Room.
“We thought this would be a wonderful opportunity for the school. It’s great for Rowan to be able to expose their students to this, and it’s a great way for us to possibly cultivate some associates. We see the school as our sweet spot. We’re interested in smart kids who really know how to work,” Andy said.
“The trading room will provide the students with more of a real-life experience. So much of college is theoretical. This is an opportunity to see the real world, watch the markets real time,” Scott said.
Andy and Scott are Rowan University alumni.
Jack agreed. “I am supporting this because I feel that if we can bring real-life situations into the classroom, students are better prepared to make decisions about careers in the financial industry,” he said. “They will have greater awareness of the market and of the impact on their future clients.”
“Establishing a trading room was one of the priorities for the Rohrer College of Business,” said Dr. Niranjan Pati, Dean. “Through Andy and Scott Schwartz, and the Northwestern family, our students will be able to explore hands-on opportunities that very well may impact their learning experiences and their futures.”