Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 24, 2010
Today Hunter Groton of BNY Mellon Wealth Management was officially given his wings. He has become the newest member of the Allied Athlete Group’s (AAG) ALLIEDAngel Program. The program partners corporations and local business professionals with professional athlete foundations to create local fundraisers. In his first initiative, as an ALLIEDAngel, Hunter Groton Senior Director of Business Development for BNY Mellon hosted a benefit dinner for Allied Athlete Group member Takeo Spikes (51 Ways Foundation).
“We are thrilled to partner with AAG to provide a fundraising vehicle for its members’ foundations”, said ALLIEDAngel Hunter Groton. “This relationship will create multiple opportunities for BNY Mellon Wealth Management to support and educate professional athletes.
“Our partnership with BNY Mellon under the ALLIEDAngel program umbrella represents progress towards creating round relationships between our business network and our athlete membership”, said Michael Stone, former NFL athlete, CEO and founder of Allied Athlete Group. “The ALLIEDAngel Network was birthed out of AAG’s continued commitment to providing its’ members with progressive resources and programs. We are very happy that BNY Mellon Atlanta has alligned itself with our ALLIEDAngel Program. We fill that the bi-product of our partnership will be much stronger than the sum of its parts.”
About Allied Athlete Group
Allied Athlete Group (AAG) is a private membership club for professional athletes. AAG provides a structured platform for athletes and businesses to connect. AAG seeks to partner with other professional and executive organizations to create synergistic relationships that generate educational, investment, networking and branding solutions to enhance the lifestyles of its’ members. Allied Athlete Group is based in Atlanta, GA. http://www.alliedathletegroup.com
About the ALLIEDAngel Program
The ALLIEDAngels Foundation Support Program connects corporations with professional athlete members to tackle local and global issues. We created the program as a wing of our ALLIEDAngels network that focuses on the philantropic outreach that our athletes are involved in. A Corporation (Angel) is placed in an advocacy position and our program creates a platform for the Angel to support a particular athlete backed foundation in a variety of ways. Each avenue will create multiple touch points between the Angel and the athlete with the goal of building rapport and ultimately building a round relationship with professional athlete community.
About Hunter Groton of BNY Mellon
Hunter is a senior director of business development. He joined BNY Mellon in 2005 when Mellon Financial acquired City Capital, Inc. Before joining City Capital in 1989, Hunter was a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc., where he had specialized in investment counseling with individuals and small corporations. He previously worked in resort and hotel management with The Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, Georgia. Hunter received his Bachelor’s Degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
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