BNY Mellon Wealth Management has pledged its support for college students in Florida by sponsoring Earn to Learn FL’s 2020 Mentors of IMPACT recognition event on Feb. 19.

Earn to Learn FL is a matched-savings program that offers personalized financial capability training and success coaching to students across Florida, with an ultimate goal of having students graduate with minimal or no debt. Mentors of IMPACT is an annual program that honors men and women at the pinnacle of their careers or community service who have elevated the lives of others through mentoring.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management will be the Branded Wine Glass Sponsor for Mentors of IMPACT.

For more than two centuries, BNY Mellon Wealth Management has provided services to financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $259 billion in total client assets, as of Sept. 30, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which delivers leading wealth advice across investments, banking, custody and wealth and estate planning, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.

“We are delighted to support Earn to Learn FL’s Mentors of Impact event because we pride ourselves on supporting and helping the communities in which we live and work,” said Lisa M. Simington, CFP, regional president of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “We are particularly excited about helping enhance programs focused on the advancement and education of our youth, who will become our future workplace leaders, and we are so impressed with the quality of the students Earn to Learn Florida is able to help.”

The firm’s Florida locations include Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Palm Beach Gardens, Tampa and Winter Park.

“BNY Mellon Wealth Management is demonstrating its commitment to the students of Florida, as well as future enterprise in the state, by becoming a sponsor for Mentors of IMPACT,” added Brenda Tate, founder and CEO of Earn to Learn FL. “Through partnerships with successful companies like BNY Mellon, we are helping to alleviate a significant barrier to higher education – the lack of finances – to ensure that more young Floridians have an opportunity to pursue a college degree or postsecondary certification.”

Eight individuals will be recognized at the Mentors of IMPACT event: Alise Bartley, Ph.D. (Mental Health Crusader), Kellie Burns (NBC2), Joe Catti (FineMark Bank), Myra Daniels (Philanthropist), Gail Markham (Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.), Michael Martin, Ph.D. (Florida Gulf Coast University), Susan McManus (Champions for Learning) and Mark Stevens (Stevens Construction).

The Mentors of IMPACT event will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at The Club at Mediterra, 15755 Corso Mediterra Circle in Naples. Individual tickets are $400 per person and can be purchased online at EarnToLearnFL.org, and include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, networking opportunities and a keynote address by Babcock Ranch Founder Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners.

Additional sponsorship levels are still available and include reserved seating, media recognition and promotion in publications and at the event. For more information, please visit EarnToLearnFL.org or email Brenda Tate at Brenda@EarnToLearnFL.org.

About Earn to Learn FL

Earn to Learn FL empowers low-to-moderate income students in Florida to earn college degrees and professional certifications with little or no debt through matched-savings, personalized financial capability training, and success coaching. Eligible students who establish a habit of saving for higher education can receive matching funds for financial assistance provided by Earn to Learn FL supporters committed to enhancing workforce development and the economic well-being of Florida communities. For more information, please visit EarnToLearnFL.org or call 239-908-0301.