East Side House Settlement (ESH) has been a beacon of hope for people in need for over 130 years serving the South Bronx, as well as communities throughout the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. ESH serves more than 10,000 children and families annually providing services to the youngest and oldest members of families in order to provide transformational educational services. ESH has been honored to be named an official model for best practices in family engagements by the National Head Start Association and is committed to work with vulnerable families, partnering with schools and city agencies to advocate for meaningful, lasting change.
East Side House is a trusted community resource that offers a continuum of programs ranging from early childhood programs to programs for senior citizens. The communities served are among the most vulnerable in the country and are home to some of the most dire statistics relating to educational attainment, employment, literacy rates, and attendance rates.
Richard Kolman, Head of the Municipal Securities Group and a member of the Operating Committee, has been a member of the Board of Managers for East Side House for over 15 years and has served as the Treasurer and Head of the Finance Committee for over 10 years as well as being a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Kolman has remained an active member for East Side House driven by their focus on giving back and making a difference to ensure success.
“It is an honor to be a member of an active Board of committed individuals that have made East Side House a leading provider for New York City’s most vulnerable communities,” said Mr. Kolman.
American Corporate Partners
Proud to Support American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active-duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice.
Dan Stahlschmidt, Head of Equity Capital Markets, is in his sixth year as a mentor with ACP.
Berkshire Agricultural Ventures
Proud to Support Berkshire Agricultural Ventures
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Berkshire Agricultural Ventures’ mission is to support the development and viability of local farms and food businesses in order to build a thriving and equitable local food economy. They help the local community’s food infrastructure via a variety of programs which include USDA loans for meat processing and farm loans. This year they will be adding an additional service via our market match to help veterans and minorities in the area.
Dan Schaeffer, Director of ABS Capital Markets is a volunteer.
Big Shoulders Fund
Proud to Support Big Shoulders Fund
Big Shoulders Fund was founded by a group of business and civic leaders in 1986 to provide support to Catholic schools with demonstrated need in Chicago. For more than thirty-five years, Big Shoulders Fund has helped Chicago’s children in need achieve their dreams through access to a quality, values-based education. They accomplish this by investing more than $20 million annually in scholarship support and academic enrichment for students, operational improvements for schools, leadership development programs for the next generation of school leaders, and academic programs and professional development for teachers.
Dan Stahlschmidt, Head of Equity Capital Markets, has been teaching 8th grade students about financial responsibility and the stock market for the over six years.
La Grange Highlands Civic Association
Proud to Support La Grange Highlands Civic Association
La Grange, Illinois
The La Grange Highland’s Civic Association supports the La Grange Highlands Community, an unincorporated residential community with no municipal government. The association encourages residents to be good neighbors by observing zoning ordinances, traffic laws, and rules regarding their pets.
Beth Tolomeo, Equities Managing Director, has served on the LGHCA Board since 2018 as the Board Secretary and the Director of Social Media.