Mizuho - Committed to the March of Dimes
Mizuho was honored as one of the top fundraisers in New York State at the March of Dimes New York State Chapter's Annual Award Ceremony in December 2011. Mizuho's corporate team has participated for twenty years in the March for Babies walk held each spring in Manhattan. The team is comprised of employees, family members and friends from Mizuho Financial Group companies in New York City including Mizuho Corporate Bank, Mizuho Securities USA, Mizuho Trust & Banking (USA), Mizuho Capital Markets Corp. and Mizuho Alternative Investments. Last year, despite the focus on fundraising for Japan disaster relief and recovery, the Mizuho team raised $60,000 for the March of Dimes, bringing their 20 year total to $833,000 raised to date. The participating Mizuho companies hold a range of activities year round to raise funds including Blue Jeans for Babies days, bake sales, vendor solicitations and the Mizuho USA Foundation provides an annual charitable grant. Their most valuable asset, however, is their employees, who each year raise the bulk of the fund total. The team typically numbers over 300, and is led annually by the group's senior executives in New York City.
PHOTOS: (Top) Mizuho's 2011 March for Babies participants, (Below, credit: Ben Asen Photography) Mr. Wako accepted the award on behalf of the Mizuho Team in December 2011.