Cognito Supports the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) holds its annual Financial Services Cares Gala to raise money and carry on the legacy of Gene O’Kelly, former Chairman for KPMG LLP, who passed away in 2005 after being diagnosed with cancer. This year, Cognito is proud to announce its support for the event by volunteering its time and services to the ACS.
Each year, the Gala honors one individual who has exhibited exceptional dedication and passion for the fight against cancer. This year’s honoree, Robert S. Kapito, Director and President of BlackRock, has made great contributions to the cause. The event attracts a wide variety of leaders from the world of finance, and previous honorees have included: Gregory B. Braca, President, Metro New York Bank, TD Bank; Harold McGraw II, Chairman, President & CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies; and Gregory J. Fleming, President & COO, Merrill Lynch & Co.
To date, the Gala has raised $2,572,484. These funds have been channeled into helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back. The 6th Annual Financial Services Cares Gala will be held on June 7, 2011, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.