THINK Together Partners With PIMCO

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THINK Together programs provide philanthropic opportunities for PIMCO employees.

PIMCO Volunteers in a friendly competition with THINK Together students.

Our volunteers had a truly transformative and impactful afternoon reading to the students. They weren’t ready to head home at the end; they wanted to stay longer!

PIMCO leaders from across the country gathered in Newport Beach for an annual sales training forum which included an opportunity to support kids in THINK Together programs. PIMCO Executive Vice President, John Lee, serves as a board member of THINK Together, a diversified non-profit that improves the educational outcomes for students—pre-K through high school—in historically underserved communities.

About 60 PIMCO Global Wealth Management (GWM) employees participated in a SoulCycle charity ride the morning of February 3, ultimately raising more than $3,000 for THINK Together. SoulCycle is a high-energy indoor cycling business. The afternoon of February 3, THINK Together founder and CEO, Randy Barth, greeted and thanked the GWM as they gathered at the Island Hotel. “We have long had an informal relationship with PIMCO through your Founder, Bill Podlich, as a supporter of THINK Together in the early days. It’s exciting to see how our partnership has grown.”

After hearing from Randy, PIMCO GWM employees traveled to Tustin to engage with students at Beswick, Heideman, Thorman and Veeh Elementary Schools. In addition to learning more about how THINK Together improves academic achievement through programs aligned to school day learning and individual learning needs, volunteers spent time reading with students. The PIMCO Foundation generously donated funds to provide additional books and resources to the students. Elizabeth Eckman, Community Outreach Associate at the PIMCO Foundation, said of the event, “Our volunteers had a truly transformative and impactful afternoon reading to the students. They weren’t ready to head home at the end; they wanted to stay longer!”

The PIMCO Foundation is a long-time partner of THINK Together, which began more than 20 years in Costa Mesa by launching the Shalimar Learning Center. THINK Together is proud to collaborate with communities, parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders to help transform and galvanize the K-12 educational system, creating excellence and equity for all kids.

About THINK Together
THINK Together is a nonprofit organization collaborating with communities, parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders to help transform and galvanize the K-12 educational system, creating excellence and equity for all kids. THINK Together is California’s largest provider of Expanded Learning Time programs. Through its affiliate, Principal’s Exchange, THINK Together also provides research, professional development and consulting to underserved schools. Combined, THINK Together and Principal’s Exchange serve over 150,000 students at more than 400 locations across more than 45 school districts from Silicon Valley to San Diego. Partnering with school administrators and teachers, THINK Together’s dedicated team of more than 2,500 employees are helping students statewide reach their full potential. THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring & Nurturing Kids. For more information, call (888) 485-THINK or visit http://www.THINKtogether.org http://www.facebook.com/THINKtogether.

About the PIMCO Foundation
The PIMCO Foundation is the charitable arm of PIMCO, based in Newport Beach, California, which helps people around the world to reach their full potential by engaging, empowering and investing in communities. It carries out its mission by identifying areas of urgent community need and volunteering time and financial resources to support high impact projects and programs; through education with a focus on financial literacy and college readiness; and by investing in people through partnerships fostering economic development. The Foundation’s website can be accessed directly at http://www.pimco.com/pimcofoundation and its twitter feed is @PIMCOFoundation.

About PIMCO
PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with offices in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. Our goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.

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