Tailored for Success (TFS) is excited to announce a partnership with Appleton Partners, Inc. (www.appletonpartners.com). Over the past year, Appleton Partners has been supporting the mission of TFS through their commitment to “the communities in which they live and work.” Appleton Partners is a Boston-based investment firm that serves the wealth management needs of families, individuals, nonprofits and other institutions.
The partnership began last April when TFS Executive Director Elizabeth Hart was invited to address the employees of Appleton Partners to kick off their philanthropy season. As a result, a clothing drive was held at Appleton Partners, and employees of Appleton donated several racks of clothing to support the Career Closet program that benefits women and men job seekers. The partnership continued when Appleton employees extended their support of TFS in July by assisting TFS at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury as part of the United Way’s Project Connect. This was the second year that TFS was invited to participate in the event, and the TFS and Appleton employees provided 182 individuals with clothing.
Lastly, in honor of Veterans Day, Appleton employees provided financial support to TFS’s Boots2Suits Program for Women Veterans by raising $1,000. This employee giving was doubled when Appleton Partners CEO Doug Chamberlain matched the employee giving dollar for dollar, making the financial contribution from Appleton $2,000. The Boot2Suits Program for Women Veterans provides active, retired military women and military spouses with free career and skill assessments, 1:1 job search guidance featuring customized resume development, interview preparation, access to workshops on topics that explore the issues surrounding transitioning from the military to civilian workforce, and free professional clothing.
“Our partnership with Appleton Partners over the past year has had a tremendous impact on our Boots2Suits program and our ability to provide services to those in need,” stated Hart.
According to the state Veterans Administration, there are approximately 400,000 veterans in the Commonwealth and, at 32,000, women comprise the smallest segment of the veteran population. According to the Department of Labor, “Women veterans have higher unemployment rates than male veterans” and female veterans are the fastest growing segment of homeless veterans.
The employees of Appleton understand the needs that the unemployed and underemployed have, and especially the small segment of the population that are women veterans.
About Appleton Partners
Appleton Partners is a 100% employee-owned and -operated investment advisor founded in 1986 and located in Boston, Mass. Entrusted with $9.7 billion of investor assets, Appleton Partners manages customized separate accounts for individual and institutional investors, while also serving the financial planning and wealth management needs of private clients.
About Tailored for Success, Inc.
TFS is a Malden-based 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has been serving communities in Greater Boston since 2000. The mission of TFS is to empower job seekers to become economically self-sufficient by providing resources, skills training and supportive reinforcement. TFS has developed an expertise in specialized workforce development programs and remains committed to moving job seekers from dependency to economic self-sufficiency by enhancing their self-esteem, self-confidence and skills.
For more information about TFS programs and services or to donate to support the work of TFS, visit www.tailoredforsuccess.org – follow TFS on Facebook at TailoredForSuccess and on Twitter at @_tailored4.