UWNYC Honors Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. with an Award for Their More Than 40 Years of Service


NEW YORK, NY – In the Fall of 2014, United Way of New York City (UWNYC) presented Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH) with a Partnership Recognition Award to honor and thank their employees for their tireless dedication and commitment to serving local communities.

At a ceremony held at BBH’s office in New York City, Sheena Wright, President & CEO of UWNYC, presented BBH’s Managing Partner, Digger Donahue and Partner, Kevin Stone with an award to recognize the lasting and meaningful contributions that BBH has provided to UWNYC; and for their continued and enthusiastic support.

“What an honor it is to have BBH as a most trusted partner for these many years,” said Wright. “It is a rarity these days to have a company of their size and magnitude be in such lock-step with your mission and goals, and we could not be more thrilled that they are. Their philanthropic support and engagement has been incredible and played an integral part in allowing us to raise the benchmark in how we advocate for and provide resources to the underserved and disenfranchised. The task ahead is indeed a tall one, but UWNYC looks forward to taking on these challenges head-on with the help of our friends at BBH.”

BBH’s philanthropic philosophy to have compassion for our community while strengthening relationships with our colleagues has been the cornerstone of the BBH/UWNYC partnership. BBH employees, at every level of the company, have been encouraged and empowered to become engaged and involved with UWNYC’s programs and initiatives. This unique 40-year collaboration has strengthened over the years, and resulted in the leadership development of many BBH employees, who are actively participating in UWNYC’s Young Leaders and Women’s Leadership Councils. This partnership helps support other UWNYC achievements including:

  • Providing 5,000 high school students and their families with more than 50,000 hours of counseling.
  • Giving more than 68 million meals to hungry New Yorkers.
  • Funding 7,000 nights of emergency shelter to women and children in need.

About United Way of New York City:
UWNYC has been a trusted partner to government, corporations and community-based organizations for over 76 years serving low-income New Yorkers. Our collective impact approach enables us to diagnose neighborhood challenges, design solutions to expand education, income, and health opportunities, deploy resources and volunteers, and drive policy change guided by measured results. UWNYC envisions caring communities where all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives. For more information, please visit unitedwaynyc.org, or call (212) 251-2500.

About Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.:
BBH is a privately held financial institution that has been a thought leader and solutions provider for nearly 200 years. The firm serves individuals, families, businesses and institutions in its three business lines: Private Banking, Investment Management and Investor Services. BBH’s culture of accountability fosters deep and lasting relationships built on commitment, adaptability and trust. The company is independent, selective and specialized by design.BBH operates a global business with seventeen locations, including Beijing, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, Kraków, London, Luxembourg, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Wilmington and Zürich. For more information about Brown Brothers Harriman, please visit www.bbh.com.BBH is a registered service mark of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in the United States and other countries.