9 November (BrokerDealer.com)–Broker-Dealer Mischler Financial Group (“Mischler”) , the securities industry’s oldest minority investment bank and institutional brokerage owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans announced that in connection with the firm’s annual recognition of Veteran’s Day, Mischler has pledged a portion of the firm’s entire November 2015 profits to The Bob Woodruff Foundation (“BWF”), the national non-profit established by the award-winning ABC News journalist Bob Woodruff and his wife, Lee Woodruff. Mischler contributes more than 10% of the firm’s profits to disabled veteran initiatives throughout each year.
Mischler Financial’s pledge to Bob Woodruff Foundation coincides with the firm’s ongoing sponsorship of Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), the financial industry’s leading advocacy dedicated to mentoring and career development of military veterans who transition to the financial services industry.
In a statement by Mischler Financial Chief Executive Dean Chamberlain, a former US Army Captain and a U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduate, “Our continued commitment to Bob Woodruff Foundation, as well as our role at VOWS, is based on our legacy of re-directing firm profits to support what we believe are the most crucial, service-disabled veteran programs. Our giving back strategy targets four discrete objectives; direct financial support that can be truly impactful, career building and mentorship, advancing veteran-centric legislative initiatives, and working with major corporations to help guide their respective internal veteran mentoring and community outreach programs.”
Added Chamberlain, “The fact that our institutional trading desk clients make it a point to support our philanthropic mission serves as inspiration for all of our team members and underscores a shared alignment with causes that are critical to our nation’s veteran community; for that we are greatly appreciative.”