Global Business Advisory Firm and National Nonprofit Join PGA Golfers Webb Simpson and Charles Howell III to Support Afterschool Development for Inner-City Youth
NEW YORK, June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) and the All Stars Project, Inc. today announced that they have partnered with PGA golfers Webb Simpson and Charles Howell III on the Birdies for Development campaign, designed to connect inner-city youth with afterschool development programs that support and inspire them to develop and create new professional performances in their lives.
Birdies for Development will benefit the All Stars Project’s national Development School for Youth program, which brings young people ages 16 to 21 together with business leaders to provide insights about working in a professional setting. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Howell will each personally donate to the All Stars Project for every birdie they make at the 118th U.S. Open Championship from June 14-17 at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in Southampton, N.Y. FTI Consulting will match each donation from Mr. Simpson and Mr. Howell, as well as donations from FTI Consulting employees.
A group of Development School for Youth participants from New York City will be guests of Mr. Simpson and Mr. Howell during their practice rounds on June 12, where they will have the opportunity to speak about what it means to be professionals on the course and in business. FTI Consulting has sponsored Mr. Simpson and Mr. Howell since 2012.
“The PGA Tour and FTI Consulting share a common dedication to integrity, performance and community service,” said Jeffrey Amling, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Business Development at FTI Consulting. “Charles and Webb are world-class athletes, and we are proud to have these two exceptional professionals represent FTI Consulting’s ongoing commitment to excellence while positively impacting our communities.”
FTI Consulting has partnered with the All Stars Project and Development School for Youth for 17 years. FTI Consulting professionals have logged thousands of volunteer hours across the United States and have hosted mock interview programs and in-house professional skills workshops. Development School for Youth participants have also had the opportunity to join FTI Consulting’s annual summer internship program.
“We are so thrilled that these champions are going under par so our young people can have above-par learning experiences,” said Gabrielle Kurlander, President and Chief Executive Officer of the All Stars Project. “Many thanks to Webb, to Charles and to FTI Consulting for teeing up this support. For kids who grow up in the rough, it means a lot.”
Mr. Simpson holds five PGA Tour victories, including the 2018 PLAYERS Championship and the 2012 U.S. Open. He was a member of the 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup, 2011 and 2013 Presidents Cup, and 2007 Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams.
“My family instilled in me at an early age the values of work ethic and respect, which are equally important whether you are on the PGA Tour or in the midst of your career,” Mr. Simpson said. “I am proud to support efforts that pass these values on to young people, and I’m pleased to support the All Stars Project by partnering with Birdies for Development.”
Mr. Howell holds two PGA Tour victories: the 2007 Nissan Open and the 2002 Michelob Championship. He was a member of the 2000 Palmer Cup and 2003 and 2007 Presidents Cup teams.
“Having an impact off the course is just as important to me as competing each weekend,” Mr. Howell said. “Supporting causes that benefit children and young people is a focus of mine, and partnering with the All Stars Project through Birdies for Development is an extension of that commitment. I’m excited to join this campaign during the U.S. Open.”
For more information on the campaign, please visit the Birdies for Development website.
About the All Stars Project and Development School for Youth
Founded in 1981, All Stars Project (“ASP”) is a national nonprofit that sponsors afterschool development programs that use a performance-based approach to help 20,000 inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives each year. The ASP’s Development School for Youth (“DSY”) program provides young people ages 16 to 21 opportunities to perform as professionals in partnership with business leaders across the U.S. who conduct leadership workshops and provide paid summer internships at partner companies. Overall, 125 inner-city DSY graduates in New York City and nearly 400 across the country will participate in six-week internships this summer where they will both have the opportunity to build relationships with key leading professionals and gain invaluable real-world experience.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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