Support for the US Programme was provided in part by a grant from the Robertson Foundation. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the programme’s founding corporate partner and their investment is matched by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing, who have supported the programme since its launch. The programme is also generously supported by Jerry del Missier. The Neuberger Berman Foundation and EducationUSA also provide financial support. Recent funders for the programme include The London Stock Exchange Group Foundation and Big Change.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the Sutton Trust US Programme’s Founding Corporate Partner.
Developing solutions for social, environmental and economic challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, they partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better. The firm focuses on responsible business practices, environmental sustainability, advancing opportunity in local communities through education and employability programmes and investing in global leadership development.
We are delighted to be involved in this project and I commend Sutton Trust for their work in helping to address the inequality that still exists for so many young people across the UK. For more than 15 years, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has been involved in helping drive youth employment through education; and it is through partnering on initiatives such as this that together, we’re able to give the next generation the confidence and the skills to prosper – and perhaps, even more importantly – the inspiration to succeed.
Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Bank of America Merrill Lynch