Vancouver, BC - PI Financial (PI) awards $15,000 to three local Vancouver charities at the inaugural ‘PI Financial Pays It Forward’ community giving event. The initiative was created to support small, local and growing community non-profits who are focused on supporting BC kids.
In selecting the three community recipients, PI took the similar approach used when identifying emerging companies seeking financing: 1. A recent start up, or operating with limited revenues; 2. Proven to deliver value; 3. Demonstrating the ability to grow their impact with additional funding.
The community groups were then invited to pitch their organization to PI’s employees for the opportunity to win the first-place $10,000 donation. The other two organizations each received $2,500 respectively. The first place non-profit was Aunt Leah’s which was closely followed by Canada Scores Vancouver and One2One Literacy.
“We are proud to support organizations who are having real and lasting impact on our local community. So many BC kids needs a bit of extra support and these organizations are clearly making a difference,” said Jeremiah Katz, PI Financial’s Director of Institutional Sales and the driver behind ‘Pays It Forward'. “We specifically selected organizations where our support would have a notable impact."
One2One Literacy is a children's literacy program which provides free one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers to elementary school students.
Canada Scores Vancouver empowers urban youth-at-risk to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.
Aunt Leah’s helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers-in-need to support their children, by providing housing, job training, and coaching on essential life skills.
Each year new community organizations will be invited to participate in ‘Pays It Forward’.
About PI Financial
PI Financial Corp. (PI) is a leading, independent, employee-owned Canadian investment dealer providing a full range of investment products and services for individual, corporate and institutional investors. Founded in 1982, PI has become one of Canada’s largest independent dealers with over 300 employees from Toronto west to our headquarters in Vancouver, BC.
For more information about PI Financial and ‘Pays it Forward’, please contact:
Managing Director, SVP
604 664 2916