Attendees at Veterans Initiative Summit – Hosted by Apollo, Blackstone, KKR, and The Carlyle Group – to Fill 1,000 Backpacks with School Supplies for Children in Afghanistan in Partnership with O’Melveny and Hiring Our Heroes
Event is OPEN TO PRESS; Logistics Below
Members of the media are invited to mingle and engage with attendees of Mission Backpack:
- WHAT: Mission Backpack:
Afghanistan, a hands-on service project taking place during 2018 Veterans Initiative Summit.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018; 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. EDT.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce( 1615 H St. NW, Washington, D.C.20062).
- WHO:Employees of the portfolio companies of Apollo, Blackstone, KKR, and The
Carlyle Groupand personnel from O’Melveny and Hiring Our Heroes.
- MEDIA NOTE: Registration is required by
Tuesday, October 16at 8:00 a.m. EDTand members of the press must arrive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerceby 10:00 a.m.on October 16. To register for the event please email aHutchins@USChamber.com.
O’Melveny, Apollo, FedEx Freight, and KKR donated the backpacks and school supplies, which include notebooks, pencils, pens, colored pencils, pencil cases, erasers, sharpeners, and rulers. Employees of the portfolio companies of Apollo, Blackstone, KKR, and The
During the past decade, the organizations involved have supported veterans by helping spur employment opportunities for veterans and military spouses in
The 2018 Veterans Initiative Summit, which builds on the momentum of past events, is designed to support the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of American veterans across private equity portfolio companies. The private equity industry represents hundreds of companies and millions of employees through its work across industries and geographies. The collective impact of these businesses is enormous, and together they have the potential to create significant opportunity for veterans and military spouses.
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with approximately
About Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,100 job fairs in all 50 states,
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about
It’s more than what you do: it’s how you do it. Across sectors and borders, in boardrooms and courtrooms, we measure our success by yours. And in our interactions, we commit to making your O’Melveny experience as satisfying as the outcomes we help you achieve. Our greatest accomplishment is ensuring that you never have to choose between premier lawyering and exceptional service. With approximately 750 lawyers in 15 offices on three continents, our seamless global team has the ability to provide both. Our dedication to our clients’ business objectives has anchored us for more than 130 years, and remains every bit as important to who we are today. So, tell us. What do you want to achieve? Visit us at www.omm.com or on Twitter @omelvenymyers.
Hiring Our Heroes
Andrea Hutchins, (571) 458-6296