BNY Mellon Wealth Management Scores Top Marks for Client Satisfaction

BOSTONBNY Mellon Wealth Management has once again achieved high client satisfaction scores, receiving a 96 percent satisfaction rating on its 2017 client feedback survey. The satisfaction of the firm’s clientele is testament to its commitment to meeting unique client needs and individual wealth management goals.

“Our client satisfaction survey is among the most important report cards we get on our business. This rating confirms that the expertise and dedication of our people, combined with the breadth of our investment, banking and planning capabilities, is truly differentiating. It is what allows us to develop and grow relationships that last not just years – but generations,” said Don Heberle, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “We are incredibly proud of these results, and will use the feedback to prioritize our objectives and improve even further in our efforts to deliver on the expectations of our clients.”

With nearly 1,500 survey respondents, BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s client survey identifies opportunities to further meet its clients’ needs and preferences.

Now in its 15 year, the survey measures overall satisfaction by examining eight key factors. Attributes including investment capabilities, wealth manager service, strategic partnership and communication are the strongest drivers of satisfaction this year.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com

BNY Mellon Wealth Management Names Adam Mazzaro as Wealth Director in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Adam Mazzaro Wealth Director in San Francisco. Mazzaro will report to Regional President, Thomas Fickinger, and will focus on the firm’s business development, concentrating on individuals, intergenerational wealth transfer, business owners and business transition strategies.

“With a 12 year history in the financial services industry, Adam is extremely experienced in working with wealthy individuals and their families. His impressive breadth of knowledge positions him well to advise our high net-worth clients and I’m confident that he will continue to grow and elevate our business,” said Regional President, Thomas Fickinger.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Mazzaro was a senior vice president within Personal Capital’s Private Client Group. For nearly 5 years he was instrumental in developing and growing their business. Prior to his experience at Personal Capital, Mazzaro spent over 4 years at Bernstein Global Wealth Management in San Francisco.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com

 

Senet’s EnerTrac Tank Monitoring Solution Acquired by Independent Technologies

WESROC Division of Independent Technologies expands tank monitoring portfolio with solution run on Senet’s low power wide area network

Portsmouth, NH – Senet, a leading provider of cloud-based software, global connectivity service platforms and network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its fuel delivery and monitoring solution, EnerTrac, to the WESROC division of Independent Technologies.

After building EnerTrac into an industry leading productivity enhancing solution for the propane and heating oil tank monitoring markets, Senet is ideally positioned to deliver the solution to a company in a strong industry position to significantly increase market penetration and further advance its value in the tank monitoring market. As part of the agreement, Senet will provide critical network connectivity and build out services to WESROC, on an exclusive basis, as the company expands its portfolio to include LoRaWAN monitors and low cost, long range LoRaWAN connectivity.

EnerTrac optimizes delivery efficiency by using affordable monitors to capture customer fuel tank levels throughout the day. This data is transmitted over the Senet network directly to the customer’s back-office software as actionable intelligence. Companies use EnerTrac to save on fuel delivery costs, more accurately forecast fuel usage, reduce the carbon footprint of their delivery fleet and to improve their overall customer experience.

“We’ve gained significant knowledge from building the EnerTrac solution from the ground up and have leveraged those learnings to assist in the development of other highly scalable, secure and cost effective IoT connectivity platforms and applications,” said Senet CEO Bruce Chatterley. “Following this sale, we look forward to a strong and long-lasting partnership with WESROC, providing them with LoRaWAN connectivity solutions to help expand and grow their tank monitoring product line in North America and around the world.”

WESROC has a broad range of monitoring solutions that are adaptable to the specific needs of companies that store and distribute propane and refined fuels, with capabilities to measure, monitor, track and report. The company has a reputation for strong engineering and excellent customer service, while manufacturing high quality, durable and reliable hardware.

“The acquisition of EnerTrac further establishes Independent Technologies as the industry leader in tank monitoring systems,” said Hank Smith, CEO and President of Independent Technologies. “This is a significant addition to our product line which allows us to fit nearly any need or budget. We look forward to working with Senet to expand deployments of the EnerTrac solution and to meet the growing demand for automated tank monitoring solutions in North America and around the world.”

About Senet, Inc.
Senet is the leader in global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity used to instrument the physical world and enable businesses to revolutionize their operations. With core values centered around changing the world for the better, Senet is committed to promoting IoT Network and Network Management innovation, and supports an open partner ecosystem to ensure that IoT realizes its full potential of delivering economic, environmental, and social improvements. A contributing member of the LoRa Alliance, Senet is dedicated to supporting the LoRaWAN protocol as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity for IoT solutions across all industries. For additional information, visit http://www.senetco.com.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Timothy Sheehan Named to Modern Luxury’s Men’s Book Atlanta Magazine “Men of the Year” List

ATLANTA – BNY Mellon Wealth Management announced today that Senior Director of Business Development Timothy Sheehan has been named to Modern Luxury’s Men’s Book Atlanta Magazine “Men of the Year” list, representing the Finance category. The list is published in the magazine’s Men’s Book publication, and recognizes influential men across Atlanta’s business and entertainment landscape.

“Tim’s passion for helping people is unmatched and is central to his success as a wealth advisor,” said Thomas Dicker, president of U.S. markets for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “His desire to make a difference is exemplified in his work with clients and in the Atlanta community.”

Sheehan is a senior wealth director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and is responsible for new business development in the Southeast. He works with individuals, families, foundations and endowments to identify how BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s capabilities can help them reach their wealth management goals.

Sheehan is responsible for advising affluent families and institutions with their portfolios, trusts, estates, foundations, endowments and retirement plans, making him a trusted advisor to wealthy families and institutions throughout the Southeast. In conjunction with BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Portfolio and Wealth Strategy Teams, he works closely with his client’s tax and legal advisors on all matters ranging from tax and estate planning, concentrated stock positions, sale of privately held businesses and family governance. He regularly leads the country in bringing in new business to the firm.

“I’m inspired by the impressive families and incredible entrepreneurs I have the pleasure of working with in my line of work and I enjoy helping them achieve their financial goals,” said Sheehan. “I’m thrilled to see my work and the work of my team recognized in this way. It’s an incredible honor to be listed amongst such a distinguished group of leaders.”

The winter 2017 edition of Modern Luxury’s Men’s Book Atlanta Magazine “Men of the Year” will be distributed this month.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
lmuscarella@elevatecom.com, 617-312-6411

 

Fenway Park to Host 135th Edition of ‘The Game,’ As Harvard and Yale Bring Storied Football Rivalry to the Iconic Home of the Boston Red Sox

City of Boston, Fenway Sports Management announce nation’s second-oldest Division I
college football rivalry to take place at Major League Baseball’s oldest operating ballpark

BOSTON, MA – Fenway Sports Management and the City of Boston today announced that one of college football’s most storied and tradition-laden rivalries will be played out on the Fenway Park gridiron in 2018. The 135th rendition of Harvard and Yale’s football rivalry will be played in front of the “Green Monster” at the home of the Boston Red Sox on November 17, 2018. The game will also mark the 50th anniversary of the epic 1968 clash between the two Ivy League schools, which famously ended in a 29-29 tie.

The announcement comes on the heels of a busy off-season at Fenway, which included the 2017 Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football – three collegiate football games featuring six of New England’s major college programs, the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival and a series of high school football games.

“The Harvard Yale football game is a classic match up, and Fenway Park is a beloved Boston landmark and classic in its own right,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Boston looks forward to hosting Harvard, and all visitors, in 2018 for this iconic game.”

Harvard and Yale first met on November 13, 1875, in the first of 134 battles on the gridiron with Harvard winning by a score of 4-0. The format of the game pre-dated the modern football scoring system and resembled rugby more than today’s version of American football. Yale leads the series, 67-59-8. The only rivalry in college football older than The Game is Yale’s annual meeting with Princeton, which began in 1873. In terms of games played in a rivalry, Harvard-Yale (134 games) ranks behind only Lafayette-Lehigh (153) and Yale-Princeton (141).

“It’s an honor to host one of the most prestigious rivalries in American collegiate athletics,” said Boston Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “This is one of the most anticipated sporting event in the Northeast, and I know everyone at Fenway Park and Fenway Sports Management will work tirelessly to make the 135th edition of The Game a memorable experience for the players, the coaches, and the alumni. I can think of no place more fitting to host this historic game.”

The 1968 matchup ranks ninth on ESPN’s list of greatest college football ties ever and was the last tie in the rivalry’s history, as subsequent changes to overtime rules eliminated the possibility. The Bulldogs carried a comfortable lead (29-13) heading into the game’s final minute, but Harvard rallied with an 86-yard touchdown drive, then recovered an on-side kick, followed by another touchdown and a game tying two-point conversion as time expired.

“We are very excited to face our historic rival at Fenway Park, a landmark of New England sports,” said Bob Scalise, Harvard’s John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics. “This will be a special experience for our student-athletes, student body, alumni and fans, and we are proud to partner with Fenway Sports Management for “The Game” next year.”

The football rivalry between Harvard’s Crimson and Yale’s Bulldogs is among the most revered on the American athletic scene for its combination of passion and purity to the sport, as it established the template for American college football. ‘The Game’ annually serves as the most prominent athletic contest between the Ivy institutions and is the season finale in football for the two schools. In the most recent edition, Yale defeated Harvard, 24-3, on November 18 at the Yale Bowl to finish the season 9-1 and capture the 2017 Ivy League crown.

“We are excited to play next year’s game against Harvard at one of the most iconic venues in all of sports,” said Yale Athletic Director Tom Beckett. “Fenway Park will provide an incredible stage for one of college football’s most storied rivalries. This will be an experience our student-athletes, coaches, alumni, and fans will not soon forget.”

Fenway Park has a long history with football dating back to its opening in 1912. The ballpark was commonly transformed to the gridiron for high school and college football games throughout the early 20th Century and was home to the Boston Patriots from 1963-68. In November 2015, football returned to Fenway Park for the first time since 1968 when Notre Dame hosted Boston College in their Shamrock Series game. The Harvard-Yale contest in 2018 will mark the second straight year that two Ivy League schools compete on the Fenway pitch. Serving as the opener of the 2017 Fenway Gridiron Series trilogy, Dartmouth beat Brown, 33-10, on November 10.

“Over the last three years, Fenway Park has hosted four Division I football games, including Notre Dame and Boston College in 2015 and the three just-concluded games as part of the Fenway Gridiron Series,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “Having a staff experienced in creating a diverse array of major events is key to producing a marquee football game like Harvard-Yale at Fenway Park. Our staff has first-hand knowledge for the passion of the college teams competing and the fans that follow them. That knowhow will prove invaluable as we eagerly anticipate hosting one of the great sports spectacles in America, ‘The Game’ between Harvard and Yale next November 17.”

Kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date. For further information fans can visit www.redsox.com/thegame.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting, and the creation of unique and memorable events and experiences. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, FSM is a part of an elite family of properties that includes some of the most storied names and venues in all of sports including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing. For further information visit Fenway Sports Management.

Media Contacts
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications
617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com

Tim Williamson, Harvard University
(617) 495-2206, twilliam@fas.harvard.edu

Steven Conn, Yale College
(203) 432.1455, steven.conn@yale.edu

 

 

 

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Killington Receives Positive Snow Control for Audi FIS World Cup Race November 24-26

International Ski Federation gives green light to Killington Xfinity Cup Race

KILLINGTON, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, is pleased to have received a positive snow control announcement from FIS (Internal Ski Federation), the governing body of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

According to FIS: “This is to inform you that the Ladies’ Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Killington (USA) are confirmed following the official snow control from today 16th November 2017. As scheduled, the races will take place on 25th – 26th November 2017.”

With this announcement, Killington Resort can assure international race teams and ski racing fans traveling to central Vermont for Thanksgiving Weekend that both the Giant Slalom and Slalom races will take place as scheduled on November 25 and 26.

“With the FIS approval on race course snow preparation, we’re elated to welcome all the international ski teams to Killington next week. This approval is further evidence that Killington’s snowmaking system is renowned and our snow maintenance teams are the best in the business at doing their craft and getting the race hill ready,” commented Herwig Demschar, SVP international business development at POWDR and World Cup local organizing committee chairman. “Killington Resort, POWDR, and the town and community of Killington threw an amazing World Cup party last year. Seizing that momentum, this year’s event will be bigger and better and another epic party. With the return of elite ski racing to the East, a weekend full of live music, and many other events on the schedule, World Cup will be an occasion not to miss.”

Killington Resort opened to season pass and express card holders for skiing and snowboarding on November 8 followed by a public opening on November 9. With snowmaking now mostly concluded on Superstar trail, the World Cup race venue, Killington snowmakers have started snowmaking on Skyelark to add a training run for World Cup racers. The snowmaking team also continues to expand terrain for the public in the areas of Killington Peak and Snowdon while also beginning snowmaking on learning terrain at Snowshed.

A full schedule of events at Killington Resort during World Cup Weekend including race start times, entertainment, free concerts by Dispatch and Troy Ramey, plus information on many free parking and shuttle bus options is available at www.killington.com/worldcup. Killington strongly suggests to not bring bags to the venue; priority for security screening will be given to those without bags. Stay connected to the Xfinity Killington Cup on social media with #beastworldcup.

About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Beast of the East boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 30 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit www.killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365, #beastworldcup and #beastwinter.

Media Contact
Kristel Fillmore, Killington Resort
802-422-6115 or kfillmore@killington.com

Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications
781-439-7140 or kflight@elevatecom.com

BNY Mellon Wealth Management Names Claudine Welti as Senior Wealth Director in New York

NEW YORK – BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Claudine Welti Senior Wealth Director in New York. Welti will report to Managing Director Katia Friend, and will be responsible for new business development in the Tri-State region.

“As a 23 year veteran of the financial services industry, Claudine is highly experienced in working with wealthy individuals and their families. Her proven record of developing and cultivating deep, long-term business relationships highlights her commitment to helping her clients reach their personal, professional and philanthropic goals using specialized wealth management solutions”, said Friend. “She is a welcome addition to the team and will complement and enhance the wealth management division’s continued growth effort in the Tri-State region.”

Prior to joining BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Welti was in the New York office of U.S. Trust, Bank of America for 8 years, most recently as a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor.  She worked with high net-worth individuals and families, as well as foundations and endowments to design and implement integrated wealth strategies, incorporating investments, credit and planning. Previously, Welti was an Executive Director at Oppenheimer & Co. and CIBC World Markets for 9 years where she worked in Institutional U.S. Equity Sales covering large, institutional investment clients in NY and the Mid-Atlantic.

In addition to her wealth management work, Claudine is a board member of Northside Center for Child Development.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com

 

 

Foundation To Be Named Later Launches BASE Chicago at Special Wrigley Field Ceremony

FTBNL co-founders Paul & Theo Epstein Award a $150,000 grant for Chicago Expansion of
Critically Acclaimed Urban 
Baseball Program focused on Youth Mentoring and Training

CHICAGO – Foundation To Be Named Later co-founders Paul and Theo Epstein gathered with Chicago business and community leaders for a special Wrigley Field ceremony to launch the Chicago expansion of The BASE, a program that combines baseball, academics and mentoring to transform the lives of urban youth. Notable baseball luminaries included Hall of Fame sportswriter Peter Gammons and representatives of Chicago’s Garfield Park Baseball Program Frank Brim and Malik Seaton who were joined by The BASE Founder Robert Lewis Jr. for the special announcement.

Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and his brother Paul Epstein, a social worker, funded the program’s expansion to Chicago with a $150,000 grant from The Foundation To Be Named Later, a nonprofit organization they launched in 2005 to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies, working on the front lines, serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston and Chicago.

“We’ve had the opportunity to witness firsthand the results BASE has delivered and the impact the program has had on the lives of students through our annual Urban Classic, and the work they do both on and off the field is impressive,” said FTBNL co-founder Paul Epstein. “Partnering with results driven organizations that have a proven track record of making a tangible difference in the lives of youth in our cities is precisely what we had in mind when we launched the foundation, so helping to extend The BASE program to student athletes in Chicago is perfectly aligned with our mission.”

The BASE is a premier national urban youth training academy that provides student athletes in Boston with year-round, superior baseball and academic training. The program leverages the power and passion of sports to transform the lives of urban youth by providing opportunity, education, training and encouragement to create a winning game plan for life and reach their fullest potential.

Since its inception, the program has served more than 8,000 boys and girls on more than 600 teams, playing not just at home in Boston, but in tournaments across the country — from Florida to Nevada and in between. Hall of Fame sportswriter Peter Gammons called The BASE Astros “hands down, the best urban baseball team in America.”

“The BASE aims to shift the national mindset about what it takes for urban youth to succeed and to build a movement of citizens who are committed to their success,” said The BASE Founder and President Robert Lewis Jr. “Through high quality baseball, academics, and training, we operate a premier national urban youth training academy with a methodology that cultivates excellence, belief and love. We are making the invisible, visible and shining a spotlight on the limitless potential of our young people.”

With the grant in hand, The BASE, which began in Boston will expand their program to Chicago’s greater West Side, leveraging the power and passion of sports to transform the lives of urban youth through a focus on baseball, academics and mentoring. For the past six (6) years FTBNL has collaborated with The BASE and created the Urban Classic baseball game, which brings together elite youth urban Boston and

Chicago teams at the University of Illinois Chicago Curtis Granderson Field. The Urban Classic baseball game has become a staple of FTBNL’s Chicago’s Hot Stove Cool Music weekend, celebrating music, baseball and giving back. The official opening of The Base Chicago will take place at the Foundation To Be Named Later’s annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago weekend, June 8-9, 2018.

The Foundation To Be Named Later raises funds and awareness for local nonprofits that work with youth in Chicago and Boston from disadvantaged neighborhoods. FTBNL raises funds through fun and unique events that focus on baseball and music, two of Paul and Theo’s passions. FTBNL has raised more than $9 million for Boston and Chicago nonprofit organizations since 2005.

In addition to the $150,000 grant from Foundation To Be Named Later, Good Sports has announced a $50,000 equipment donation to The BASE Chicago after officials were able to determine immediate equipment needs for 2018. Toby Emms, Chicago Market Director for Good Sports was on hand to make the special announcement.

With a 7,100 square-foot training and studying facility in Boston, The BASE continues to achieve its goal of becoming a nationally recognized and certified training academy, combining sports and academic opportunities to transform the lives of African-American and Latino boys and girls throughout the country. Thanks to this grant and the donation from Good Sports, student athletes in Chicago will benefit from The BASE program.

The BASE Astros also were named “2013 Triple Crown Sports’ US Baseball Champions,” and “2012 Team of The Year”- standing alone among 40,000 other teams across the country. Six former BASE – and Astros – student athletes have competed at the Major League Baseball level: Manny Delcarmen (Boston Red Sox), Juan Carlos Portes (Minnesota Twins), Nelfi Zapata (New York Mets), Eddy Morrobel (Texas Rangers), Jamill Moquete (Baltimore Orioles) and Calvin Graves (Chicago Cubs). Since 2014, more than 130 BASE school athletes have matriculated to college.

About Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL)
Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) was launched in 2005 by brothers Paul Epstein to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies, working on the front lines, serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston & Chicago. FTBNL invests in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families. Since inception, FTBNL has raised over $9 million and donated grants, scholarships, and in-kind donations to 301 non-profit organizations, sent 80 Peter Gammons Scholars to college and has allowed approximately 6,500 children to Cubs and Red Sox games. The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship is the signature program of FTBNL and has sent 80 young people with high financial needs and high educational potential to the college of their choice. Each Gammons Scholar also gets an adult mentor and a laptop computer to ensure college success. For more information on Foundation To Be Named Later programs and events, or to make a donation, please visit www.foundationtobenamedlater.org.

About the BASE
The BASE uses the power and passion of sports to transform the lives of urban youth by providing opportunity, education, training, and encouragement to create a winning game plan for life and reach their fullest potential. With a 7,100 square-foot training and studying facility, The BASE continues to achieve its goal of becoming a nationally-recognized and certified training academy, combining sports and academic opportunities to transform the lives of African-American and Latino boys and girls throughout the country. For more information, visit www.thebase.org.

Media Contact
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate
617-895-7905, keith@elevatecom.com

 

Killington Resort Opens for the Season Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Longest Season in the East Starts This Week as Killington Resort Prepares for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Races

KILLINGTON, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, is scheduled to kick off its 2017-18 winter season at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, becoming the first Eastern resort to open for skiing and snowboarding.

The first turns of the season, on Wednesday, November 8, will be reserved exclusively for Season Pass and Express Card holders, and the resort will open to the general public on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Killington’s operating schedule for the remainder of the week will be updated in real time at www.killington.com/conditions.

“The cold temperatures and ideal snowmaking weather have had our mountain operations team running full steam ahead to make Killington, once again, the first ski area in the East to open, and get the resort ready for the World Cup races in just a few weeks,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain.

During the World Cup races, which will take place at Killington for the second year in a row on November 24-26, public access to the Expo Village, which is adjacent to the finish area and is completely free, will offer unparalleled access to watch the fastest female alpine ski racers in the world compete in slalom and giant slalom events. Additional World Cup events include free concerts by Dispatch and Troy Ramey, movie premiers, fireworks, parades and more. A full schedule of Killington World Cup events can be found at killington.com/worldcup.

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the K-1 Express Gondola will provide uploading and downloading to open terrain for skiers and snowboarders from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and the North Ridge Triple will allow uploading until 3:45 p.m. Skiers and snowboarders will use the Peak Walkway to access open terrain and return to the K-1 Express Gondola for the trip down to the base area when finished for the day.

Early season conditions exist and snowmaking and other on-mountain operations may be in progress throughout the day on open terrain. Skiing and snowboarding will be on advanced terrain only, providing roughly 600 vertical feet of open trails. No beginner terrain is available at this time.

The Snowshed Sales Center and K-1 Guest Services will be open 30 minutes prior to lift opening on Wednesday, selling Season Passes and Express Cards for same-day access to the slopes. Express Card holders will only be charged $25 for all ages on Opening Day, and children ages 6 and under will receive a Kids Ski Free ticket if accompanied by a season pass holder. No other passes, tickets, vouchers or reciprocal discounts will be accepted on this day.

Season Pass holders are invited to enjoy free lunch on Tuesday at the K-1 Café, North Ridge Dog Sled or Peak Lodge as a show of gratitude for their commitment to Killington Resort.

Beginning on Thursday, November 9, 2017, K-1 Express Gondola lift hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (for uphill loading). The North Ridge Triple will allow uploading until 3:45 p.m. Lift ticket rates will be $59 for adults (19-64), $45 for Youth (7-18) and $50 for Seniors (65-79). Express Card holders will receive 50% off window rate for midweek, and 25% off weekend rates.

Killington will remain open to the public for skiing and snowboarding as conditions permit. Skiers and riders can prepare for opening day by purchasing Season Passes and Express Cards now at www.killington.com and 1-800-621-MTNS (6867).

About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Beast of the East boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 30 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit www.killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365, #beastworldcup and #beastwinter.

Media Contact
Kristel Fillmore, Killington Resort
802-422-6115, kfillmore@killington.com

Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications
781-439-7140, kflight@elevatecom.com

BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Justin T. Miller Receives V. Judson Klein Award

Award Granted by the State Bar of California Taxation Section

SAN FRANCISCO BNY Mellon Wealth Management is proud to announce that National Wealth Strategist Justin T. Miller has been named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious V. Judson Klein Award from the State Bar of California Taxation Section. The award is presented on an annual basis to a California attorney in mid-career who exemplifies imaginative intellect, a true passion for the law, great personal integrity and legal professionalism. Miller accepted the award on November 2, 2017 at the Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference awards luncheon in Carlsbad, California.

Miller joined BNY Mellon Wealth Management in 2011, and works collaboratively with other advisors to provide comprehensive wealth planning advice to clients and their families. In addition to his prominent position at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, he is an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Miller also is a sought-after speaker on tax, estate planning and family governance topics at leading conferences throughout the country.

“Justin is a huge asset to our team and a leader in family governance issues nationally,” said Pamela Lucina, executive director of Advice, Planning and Fiduciary Services for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “We are thrilled that he has been recognized in this way; he is extremely deserving of the accolades.”

In addition to the V. Judson Klein award, Miller recently received the 2016-2017 Outstanding Conference Speaker Award from the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) at the organization’s annual meeting in June of 2017. CalCPA is the largest statewide professional association of certified public accountants in the United States.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Miller was an attorney at a major law firm, where he advised high net worth clients regarding tax-efficient estate and business succession planning, trust law and management, and asset preservation. He earned a Master of Laws in taxation and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Miller also has served as an executive committee member of the State Bar of California Taxation Section, an executive committee member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation Section, the chair of the Century City Bar Association Taxation Section, a member of the board of directors of the California Bar Foundation and the editor-in-chief of the California Tax Lawyer.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com