Volunteerism is important to Mariner Finance’s equity partner Warburg Pincus. Each year Warburg’s sponsors a Volunteer Week to encourage companies to get involved in their local communities. Through our partnership with Warburg Pincus, we have been a leading participant in their Volunteer Week initiative since it was launched in 2015. Volunteer Week highlights the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and the value we place on giving back to the communities we serve. Mariner Finance not only gives back monetarily but also through hands-on-service,” said Jason Delman, Vice President of Human Resources.
Jason’s role on the Jeffie’s Choice Committee is to assist with the organization of Volunteer Week at the Maryland Food Bank and help research food banks in the states within our footprint.
This year, Warburg’s Volunteer Week was May 7 – May 11. During the entire month of May, we collected almost 10,000 food donations at each branch location from staff, customers, and others within the community. Donations for each branch go to a local food bank to help people within that community.
In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 we sent groups of employees to volunteer at the Maryland Food Bank. Support activities included sorting and packing food as well as prepping ingredients for their in-house kitchen to use when preparing meals. All food is distributed to various partners and food pantries throughout the state.
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
In 2016 we also visited the St. Francis Neighborhood Center, located in Baltimore City. This center sponsors a variety of programs that services the Reservoir Hill neighborhood including after school programs, wellness clinics, and a grocery bag program to name a few. Mariner Finance volunteered with the “Power Program” which is an after school program that provides mentors, education, and extra-curricular activities for children. Volunteers, helped with homework, taught personal finance, and provided education on healthy eating.