As part of a giving-back culture that traces directly to founder Jonathan Bell Lovelace, Capital bestows these employee-driven awards to support causes dear to its associates as well as to benefit the communities where it has offices. (The Capital Group Companies, which manages the American Funds, is a highly respected investment firm based in Los Angeles but with offices worldwide.)
Founding director Katie Saunders submitted the grant application on Hayven’s behalf. Christine Mantel, a Capital associate in Phoenix, also played an essential role in advocating for funding toward the launch of our online cancer navigator site. Both give credit to the head of Capital’s Contributions Department, Alyson Sattler, for her above-and-beyond mentoring and assistance during the months-long effort. “I was extremely touched—and extremely aided—by Alyson’s involvement and very real interest in the success of our proposal,” says Katie. “We owe so much to her, and to everyone on the Charitable Contributions Committee who we spoke with during the approval process.”
It’s not a complete surprise that Hayven has received its first grant from Capital. According to our founding CEO Carole Schabow, “Truly, Hayven wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the influence of Capital’s giving-back culture, on me during my 7 years there, and on Katie and Christine in the course of their Capital careers. It’s completely fitting that this initial vote of confidence comes from the wellspring of so much of our inspiration and example.”
In fact, numerous Capital associates have given generously of their time, their expertise, or their hard-earned dollars during our launch. Hayven’s board of directors likewise extends its thanks to Jim Ryan, Fran Sweeney, David Fisher, Karen Hall and Ken Gorvetzian, among others.
This grant is an auspicious start to a year devoted to relationships and development.
As is today’s launch of this blog!
"Hayven wouldn't exist if not for Capital.. We owe so much to Alyson Sattler, the head of Capital's Contributions Department, and to everyone on the Charitable Contributions Committee."
Carole Schabow and Katie Saunders