Giving Back is a Part of Rosenblatt's DNA

A tradition of Giving

Richard Rosenblatt established our firm’s commitment to giving back during our earliest days. Notably, Rosenblatt helped start two organizations benefiting members of our community: the Floor Members Outreach Program and the NYSE Fallen Heroes Fund.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’s mission was to provide immediate financial assistance to the families of New York City police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. 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.

Distributions of more than $11 million dollars over the organization’s lifetime are a testament to its success.

Giving With Clients

In 2010, in the wake of the financial crisis, which left many in our industry unemployed and charities bereft of critical operational funds, we started our annual YOU PICK, WE GIVE holiday tradition. Instead of material gifts for the holidays like we used to give, we chose to instead start expressing our heartfelt appreciation by gifting clients and friends charity funds to allocate to a cause of their choosing.

2020 Organizations Supported as Part of our Holiday Giving:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Autism Speaks
  • Best Buddies
  • FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education)
  • Mercy College
  • Plan Zheroes
  • Robin Hood Relief Fund
  • SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
  • Smile Train
  • STA (Women in Finance Committee)
  • Student Sponsor Partners
  • Wounder Warrior Project

Giving More

In 2020, we made a pledge to center additional giving on helping our NYC neighbors out of poverty and into the professional world, maybe even Wall Street.

We chose to help members of the least advantaged NYC communities get out from under the oppression of poverty by supporting better education and career mentoring through two local organizations introduced to us by fellow team members. They are:

Prep for Prep - Prep for Prep is a leadership development program that offers promising students of color access to a private school education based in New York City. A Rosenblatt alum and friend is a former Prep for Prep student.
https://www.prepforprep.org/

Student Sponsor Partners - Student Sponsor Partners harnesses the power of quality education and mentorship to help low-income and academically average New York City youth escape the cycle of poverty and reach their highest potential. Rosenblatt’s Director of Marketing served as a Student Sponsor Partner for a young Latina woman from the Bronx through high school and beyond.
https://sspnyc.org/

Giving with Employees

Aiming to partner with our employees to support the causes they care about most, in 2020, we launched our VTO (Volunteer Time Off) program. And in 2021, we launched our Employee Gift Matching Program.