The 9/11 experience transformed employees of Fred Alger Management Inc. into one of the most charity-oriented workforces in the investment industry.
The firm's 9/11 remembrance website — www.alger.com/911 — is a moving tribute, featuring a “candlelight painting” that highlights the life of each of the 35 employees killed in the terrorist attack. The firm's employees have been strong supporters of foundations that honor 15 of their fallen colleagues and of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
But the enormous drive of Alger's employees to volunteer their time to aid New York, national and international charities really only becomes apparent on the firm's Candlelight Giving Program Facebook page.
The page's wall is full of comments and photos about the dozens of volunteer activities the firm's employees plan every year, events as diverse as planting trees on Earth Day, taking third-graders to the zoo, bathing and feeding animals at a no-kill shelter, and food, clothing and blood drives.