MMI’s Gateway Foundation Celebrates DEI Advances

Opening Doors Awards Impact Night Honors Firms And Individuals Pushing The Industry Forward
Sarit Abramowicz, First Vice President & Program Director, Gateway Foundation, and Craig Pfeiffer, President & CEO, Money Management Institute
Sarit Abramowicz, First Vice President & Program Director, Gateway Foundation, and Craig Pfeiffer, President & CEO, Money Management Institute

The non-profit Gateway Foundation, which was established by the Money Management Institute (MMI) to drive change by promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the financial services industry, recently honored the recipients of the Opening Doors Awards for their contributions to DEI within the investment management industry. The award ceremony was a part of the second annual Opening Doors Impact Night held in New York City.

Established as a subsidiary of MMI, the Gateway Foundation aspires to create a more equitable environment for all and, through its strategic initiatives, works to create a path for a more inclusive future by focusing on financial literacy, industry awareness and preparation, and performance and professional development.

“This year’s Opening Doors Impact Night was a huge success and brought people together to celebrate progress,” said Sarit Abramowicz, First Vice President and Program Director of the Gateway Foundation. “We are clearing the path for all professionals and look forward to another year of investing in a more inclusive future.”

“We are clearing the path for all professionals and look forward to another year of investing in a more inclusive future.”

Sarit Abramowicz, First Vice President and Program Director of the Gateway Foundation

The 2024 Opening Doors Award recipients are:

TPG

TPG, a global alternative asset manager in San Francisco, received the Opening Doors Breaking Barriers Award (Firm). It was honored for its multi-faceted approach to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within its own firm, across its ecosystem of portfolio companies and in the broader alternatives industry.

Luis F. Rosa, Co-Founder, BLX

Luis F. Rosa, a certified financial planner and founder of Build a Better Financial Future, was honored with the Opening Doors Champion Award (Individual) for his work as Co-Founder of the BLatinX (BLX) Internship Program. A recent announcement cited his leadership and dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion, creating opportunities for underrepresented individuals and inspiring others to champion inclusivity within their organizations.

Thornburg Pathways Program, Thornburg Investment Management

Thornburg Investment Management’s Thornburg Pathways Program was recognized with the  Opening Doors At the Front Award (Program) for fostering diversity and inclusion through strategic initiatives and proactive engagement. The program and its focus on providing opportunities to college students in New Mexico seeks to pave the way for underrepresented talent to succeed in investment management.

The Gateway Foundation also honored Mandell Crawley, Chief Human Resources Officer and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Crawley was recognized for his efforts to foster a culture of belonging at his firm, while also improving the employee experience and building a diverse workforce.

“Together with our Gateway Foundation supporters, we are proud to honor TPG, Luis F. Rosa, and the Thornburg Pathways Program for their extraordinary contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Craig Pfeiffer, MMI President and CEO. “These recipients exemplify the spirit of the Opening Doors Awards, and their leadership serves as a beacon of inspiration for the investment management and asset management communities.”

Michael Madden, Contributing Editor and Research Analyst at Wealth Solutions Report, can be reached at mmadden@wealthsolutionsreport.com.

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