Welcome to the basis.point bulletin where you will be first to hear about what we’ve been up to here at basis.point. We are very excited to present our first newsletter to our community. Our goal is to keep you informed whether you’re new to us or an old friend.
Throughout the year we will send you news and updates along with interviews with our patrons and volunteers. If your friends or colleagues are interested in getting involved please feel free to share this newsletter so they can get in contact.
What we do
The aim of basis.point is to make a real contribution to improving educational opportunities for those in need in Ireland, particularly young people.
We do this by providing grants to charities to fund programmes and initiatives that focus on education and which aim to make a sustainable and tangible difference to those living in poverty.
Archways basis.point progress report
The Archways basis.point initiative aims to improve outcomes for children who live in disadvantaged communities in Dublin Inner city by offering the Incredible Years suite of programmes to the schools and community organisations working with them. Two programmes are being offered as part of the basis.point initiative…
Hear from our patrons
This month we speak to John MacCarthy (EVP, Secretary and General Counsel at Nuveen Investments). Nuveen Investments is part of the TIAA-Cref organisation and is one of many basis.point patrons. John talks about why Nuveen Investments decided to became a patron and we provide information on how you can become one too
Hear from our volunteers
Our volunteers are essential to the success of basis.point. Colm Clifford, partner in KPMG and volunteer with basis.point, talks about his involvement with basis.point.
The basis.point Corporate Challenge has quickly established itself as one of the main social events for the Irish funds industry. In 2015 we had over 160 participants and hope to better that in 2016.
Spring Lunch 4th March 2016
The basis.point Spring Lunch last year was sold out two months in advance so you’ll need to act quickly! Registration opens for our patrons from next week and general booking will open one week later.
We very much welcome any way in which you can help us make a sustainable and tangible difference to the lives of those living in poverty, particularly young people, by supporting charities that focus on education.
Patrons and volunteers are essential to the work we do so find out how you can get involved and make a difference.