Options Group Charities
 

 

Throughout its over 25 year history, Options Group has avidly supported organizations involved in literacy and education, as well as those devoted to eradicating disease and hunger knowing that, as a company in the people business, and as global citizens, it has responsibility to contribute resources where they can have both immediate and long-term impact.

 

Realizing that these efforts needed to be formalized, and to continue building a collaborative and positive workplace environment, David Korn, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, launched OG Gives Back, a company-wide global platform that will mobilize OG employees and partner with the firm’s clients to support regional activities focused on nourishing people’s minds, bodies, and hearts. To spearhead these initiatives, and collaborate with all stakeholders, Korn appointed Cindy Schreibman, a branding and engagement executive with extensive not-for-profit experience. Cindy has worked with Options Group for several years on key initiatives.

 

OG Gives Back’s mission includes harnessing this collective intent to affect change in ways big and small, and creating a framework that encourages and rewards community-minded behavior in the regions where the firm does business. Part of this change will be developing partnerships with groups and organizations focused on service that share the same vision.

 

Internally, OG Gives Back’s initiatives include an employee matching program, spotlighting and rewarding employees who volunteer their time and energy, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) training, organized events where employees can give back together, creating paths to nonprofit board service, and company-wide give back days.

 



OG Gives Back 2019 Activities and Events

November 2019 Pro Futsal London

Options Group is proud to co-sponsor Pro Futsal London www.profutsallondon.com, an organization that, in addition to teaching invaluable futsal and football skills to children, teenagers and young adults, stresses the importance of commitment and fair play and the rewards that come from hard work and striving to be one's best. The academy is welcoming to all and includes programs for girls and those with special needs.


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October 10, 2019 Cups for a Cause Capstone Charity Night

OG’s squad, Ansh Kalra, Joe Meyer, Chris Westerlind and Max Riskin, cheered on by Harjeev Bhalla, Abhishek Sabhrawal, Kunal Sharma, Mario Mlinaric, Luis Olivo, Jason Wu, Rudy Modlyvesky, and Cindy Schreibman competed in the annual Capstone Cups for a Cause Charity Night benefitting The Opportunity Network www.opportunitynetwork.org an organization that “ignites the drive, curiosity, and agency of underrepresented students on their paths to and through college and into thriving careers.” In the sudden death tournament of 16 teams, OG defeated Blackstone and Capstone but fell short in the third round leaving Oppnet the evening’s clear winner.


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Options Group Partner, Harjeev Bhalla and Capstone CEO, Paul Britton at Cups for a Cause October 10, 2019.





October 4, 2019, MacMillan Coffee Morning, Options Group, London

Banking recruiters became breakfast bakers, executive searchers became executive eaters and everyone left a little fuller and richer when OG Partner, Maria Aldous led the firm’s London office in its second annual Macmillan Coffee Morning benefitting Macmillan Cancer Support. http://www.macmillan.org.uk.

The team shared home baked and store bought breakfast treats with their colleagues to raise money for MacMillan and in so doing, raised over $550, more than double 2018’s take.


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On April 18, 2019, Options Group NYC, led by President Bob Reed, partnered with Citymeals on Wheels to officially launch OG Gives Back, an initiative started by the firm’s COO David Korn to mobilize OG employees worldwide to give back to their local communities. By supporting each other and working together, the OG team was able to package 5430 meals and make scores of holiday greeting cards for their elderly homebound neighbors in need of nourishment and companionship. “Citymeals on Wheels does everything to create an amazing and inspiring experience for our volunteers. The Options Group’s team did the rest and was among one the most enthusiastic and motivated group of volunteers we’ve seen!” -Vivienne Brown-O'Neill, Director of Volunteer Programs, Citymeals on Wheels