Supporting our Communities
We are committed to helping confront issues of urgency and importance in the communities we work in. We actively engage our expertise to support not-for-profit, cultural, and community organizations with innovative and entrepreneurial approaches. Through these sometimes unexpected collaborations, we are able to create value, growth, and success.
Some of our latest activities from around the world are below.
AlixPartners has been a proud supporter of Cycle for Survival for several years now.
Cycle for Survival raises funds for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through indoor cycling events at Equinox Gyms around the country.
In 2016, we formed spin cycling teams from our AlixPartners offices in Chicago, Dallas, and New York City. Thanks to the support of our employees, family, and friends, Team AlixPartners collectively raised more than $52,000 this year. We look forward to playing an even bigger role in next year's event.
Some of the members of Team AlixPartners NYC 2016.
Each year AlixPartners supports the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge.
The JP Morgan Corporate Challenge® began in 1977 in Central Park. A total of 200 runners from 50 companies entered that event, called the Manufacturers Hanover Corporate Challenge, named for one of bank's predecessor firms. Fast forward to 2015. Last year, 255,270 total entrants from 7,677 companies participated at events in 13 cities in seven countries on five continents.
AlixPartners team members across the world take part in the races, participating in some healthy competition, teamwork, and camaraderie.
Founded as a 501c3 in 1995, Youth INC transforms the lives of New York City kids through a venture philanthropy model that empowers nonprofits. It’s taken a uniquely holistic approach to address the many different needs of these organizations, from improving fundraising practices and building boards to funding critical elements of infrastructure. By applying the best practices from the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Youth INC provides partner nonprofits with the tools to achieve sustainable growth. Youth INC currently partners with more than 60 youth-serving nonprofits that work with over 300,000 kids each year.
Through Youth INC, AlixPartners people connect with organizations whose causes they support and that are in need of board members with their specific skill sets.
We've partnered with the Royal Court Theatre for more than three years, supporting their Big Idea program and their innovative collaborations, such as the one with independent cinema Picturehouse Central. Our partnership seeks to engage the public in debate and discussion around the questions and ideas of our times.
School Justice Project (SJP) is a legal-services and advocacy organization serving older students with special education needs who are involved in the District of Columbia's justice systems. Read more.
SJP provides free special education legal representation to ensure these students receive a quality education. Since its inception in 2013, SJP has impacted the lives of more than 1,000 students. In October, 2015, AlixPartners hosted a fundraiser on behalf of SJP in Washington, DC, that drew more than 150 attendees from the legal and business communities and raised more than $35,000.
For the second year, we participated in a Charity 5-A-Side Football tournament organized by CVC Capital Partners and Street League, alongside a number of law-firm, investment-bank and private-equity teams. All funds raised from this event go directly to supporting the London Academies and Street League's Employer Engagement team, which provides aftercare support and broker job opportunities for the graduates from Street Leagues Academy programs. In 2016, more than 80 young people in London will gain qualifications and learn vital employability skills that will help them get and remain employed.