Rosenblatt Securities supports a number of worthy philanthropic causes, starting with two organizations benefiting our local community: the Floor Members Outreach Program and the NYSE Fallen Heroes Fund.In 1987, Richard Rosenblatt founded the Floor Members Outreach Program, which has helped hundreds of NYSE employees and floor traders battle substance-abuse and addiction problems. After 9/11 the organization broadened its scope to also counsel and advise individuals struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Rosenblatt still serves as the organization’s chairman.
In 1999, in keeping with a longtime NYSE floor tradition of passing the hat to help those in crisis, Rosenblatt co-founded the NYSE Fallen Heroes Fund. The FHF assisted the families of New York City police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, with instant grants of $20,000. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the FHF expanded its mission to also help the families of fallen Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers. In December 2016, the FHF ceased operations and donated its entire $2.1 million in remaining funds to the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. Apart from these funds, the FHF during its tenure distributed nearly $9.3 million.
Several years ago, we also changed our approach to holiday-season giving for customers and friends of the firm. In lieu of holiday gifts we allow recipients to select from a group of charities, to which we donate on their behalf. Supported organizations currently include:
- American Cancer Society
- Autism Speaks
- Best Buddies
- Contact-USA and Contact We Care
- Dress for Success
- Family Promise
- Mercy College
- Plan Zheroes
- Robin Hood Relief Fund
- SIFMA Foundation
- Smile Train
The firm, its partners and employees also support numerous other worthy causes throughout the year. Giving back is a part of the firm’s DNA.