Nominations are now being accepted for the 4th Annual Expect Miracles Awards, sponsored by American Century Investments. Expect Miracles Foundation – Financial Services Against Cancer presents the Expect Miracles Awards on an annual basis to individuals and firms within the financial community who have demonstrated outstanding support, commitment, and dedication to the fight against cancer.
“It is an absolute honor to align with American Century Investments, a valued and committed partner, to bring the Expect Miracles Awards to life for the fourth year. The Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and supporting the bold efforts, vast contributions, and powerful vision of the financial community's fight against cancer. Our aim is that others will be inspired by their dynamic accomplishments and join the movement to make cancer history, ” stated Christina Thirkell, Executive Director of Expect Miracles Foundation.
These prestigious awards will be presented at Institutional Investor’s 20th Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards Gala, where the Foundation has been selected as “Charity of Choice” for the seventh year. The event will be held on April 25, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in NYC with an audience comprised of over 500 of the top leaders in the financial industry. The nomination deadline is February 25, 2013. Anyone can nominate a firm or individual.
Categories of recognition include:
Corporate Commitment Award: Recognizes a firm that has demonstrated a strong organizational commitment to the fight against cancer by furthering cancer awareness or contributing significant funds to a cancer related cause.
Miracle Maker Leadership Award: Recognizes an individual at an executive or board level who has demonstrated long-standing personal leadership in cancer advocacy.
Inspirational Contributor Award: Recognizes an individual whose personal efforts helped to ensure the success of a cancer-related project, event, or fundraising initiative in 2012.
“Once again, we’re proud to be back as primary sponsor of the Expect Miracles Awards, a wonderful program that seeks to recognize those in our industry who are passionate about winning the global fight against cancer,” said American Century Investments Chief Client Officer Americas Peter Cieszko. “This is a cause that is near and dear to all of us at American Century. In fact, thanks to our unique ownership structure, more than 40 percent of our profits fund research to find cures for cancers and other gene-based diseases.”
A sample of past award recipients includes: CIBC, Huntington Bank, Eaton Vance Corp., The Haas Group at Merrill Lynch, Stephen J. Czech of Czech Asset Management L.P. and the Mikey Czech Foundation, Dee Dee Ricks of Ricks Consulting Group, Inc., John London of Suttonbrook Capital Management and Solving Kids Cancer, and Robert Jones of Bluff Point Associates.
For more information on the Expect Miracles Awards and the nomination process, please contact Christina E. Thirkell at 617-515-3241.
About Expect Miracles Foundation:
Expect Miracles Foundation – Financial Services Against Cancer is one of the leading advocates in the fight against cancer within the financial services industry. Proceeds benefit cancer patient care initiatives nationwide and cutting edge research at the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To learn more visit, www.ExpectMiraclesFoundation.org
Christina Thirkell, 617-515-3241