A Conversation with Niall Cribben | Kroll

Kroll donates a further $7000 to support education. Pictured L-R Declan O’Sullivan basis.point Director and Dechert, Niamh Jacob, Associate Director, Kroll, Grainne O’Farrelly, Managing Director Kroll and Niall Cribben, Managing Director Kroll

basis.point recently spoke with Niall Cribben, Managing Director and Head of Valuations Kroll, Ireland about working together to build strong charity engagement locally.

What inspired Kroll to become involved with basis.point?
Niall: At Kroll we value education as a powerful tool for empowering young people. Working with basis.point to enhance the educational opportunities for young people in Ireland aligns perfectly with our social aspirations and philanthropic efforts.

In what way does being a Prestige Patron make a difference to your organization and its people?
Niall: Kroll is committed to supporting organisations who foster positive change in underserved and disadvantaged communities around the world. Our global workforce continues to invest their time to positively impact lives and support local communities.

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Employee-led philanthropy in each local jurisdiction is encouraged, and basis.point is a great example of this approach. Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) were early supporters of basis.point, and our cumulative donations exceed €109,000. In 2015 we participated in the Corporate Golf Challenge to raise funds to cover the operational costs of the charity and have fielded a team in this event each year, ever since.

We saw the benefit of committed giving and in 2018 become a Corporate Patron. The relationship has gone from strength to strength and thanks to their Partner Programme, through the Kroll Charitable Foundation, Kroll has been a Prestige Patron since 2019.

Why is basis.point so relevant, especially in today’s environment?
Niall: Supporting inclusion and diversity, as well as promoting financial literacy and opportunity, are areas of focus for the Kroll Charitable Foundation, and we have found that partnering with basis.point allows us to amplify the impact of our efforts in these areas. The need for accessible and equal education is ever greater, and our partnerships with charitable organisations like basis.point are critical in enabling progress in underserved communicates in Ireland and around the globe.

How would you recommend others can get involved?
Niall: Whilst financial contributions are an essential part of any philanthropic effort, volunteering time is equally important. Getting involved in the local community is a rewarding and inspiring experience, and our colleagues are so passionate about volunteering both year-round and during our dedicated Kroll Cares month volunteer initiative in September, led locally by Niamh Jacob.

Volunteering with young people and making a difference directly is something that we should all be working towards, and I encourage everyone to reach out to basis.point and find out more about upcoming initiatives.

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