Have a heart? The Security Traders Association does.
In a recent mailing to members, the organization described in detail the efforts of its affiliates to help those less fortunate souls in their communities. Apparently, all 17 of the lobbying group’s regional affiliates is either contributing funds to charity or organizing and participating in events that will benefit some charity.
In Chicago, for instance the STA affiliate supports After School Matters, a group that offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities. STAC also supports the Posse Foundation which identifies students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes.
In Dallas, the STA affiliate has a tradition of serving dinner at the Ronald McDonald House.
The Denver chapter recently sponsored “Walk on the Wild Side,” a Denver Zoo event that benefits The Mount St. Vincent Home – a local children’s charity that DSTA has supported for over a decade.
In Florida, STAF supports the Wall Street Warfighters’ Foundation, an organization that offers veterans training for employment in the financial services industry. Through “Support Our Scholars,” scholarships are awarded to intelligent young women who are unable to afford dorm furnishing and school supplies such as laptops.
For the Kansas City contingent, a devastating tornado in Oklahoma brought out the best in KCSA. The chapter reached out to Adopt A Classroom to help provide supplies for affected schools.
Out in Portland, the local STA affiliate hosts a Monte Carlo night every year where 100 percent of the proceeds are charitable contributions.
Each year, the STA’s national organization honors those affiliates who go the extra mile with its ‘Big Heart Award.’ It is presented to the chapters that “go above and beyond,” according to the organization.
For a complete rundown on the group’s charitable activities, click here.