May 2020

We Are In Awe Of Team Jefferies

Dear Team Jefferies, 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU!  Yesterday each of you rallied and together working with our clients we raised $9.25 million which will go immediately to help those in the front line battling this horrible virus the world is fighting.  We did this together, working directly in partnership with our clients and the results show each of us and the world the power of a united firm striving together to do good things for those most in need.  This has been an incredibly difficult period, and none of us are saying it is over.  However, we do all know that together we will get through this and that Jefferies will do its part to help return the world to a much better place.  Our success yesterday puts an exclamation point on an incredibly painful, challenging and emotional quarter for all of us.  We started off shaken like the rest of the world, but we have persevered and shown our true colors.  We don’t know what we will face as we approach the second half of our calendar year, but we know there is no other team we would rather be fighting with side by side.  We would like to thank each of you for showing how a global firm can truly act as one.

With Great Respect and Appreciation and Knowing that Peg is Beaming Down from Heaven,

Rich and Brian

P.S.   We still have two more days in this quarter so let’s make them count!

 

RICH HANDLER
CEO, Jefferies Financial Group
1.212.284.2555

[email protected]
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BRIAN FRIEDMAN
President, Jefferies Financial Group
1.212.284.1701

[email protected]
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

JEFFERIES' CLIENTS, EMPLOYEES AND SHAREHOLDERS CONTRIBUTE $9,250,000
TO OVER 85 CHARITIES FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF IN MEMORY OF PEG BROADBENT

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG, May 28, 2020 – Jefferies announced today a total donation to over 85 different charities of $9.25 million as a result of a firmwide global effort to raise money to honor the memory of their late CFO Peg Broadbent, who was a victim of this terrible disease. 

Through the firm’s Global Coronavirus Relief Charity Day held May 27th, Jefferies’ clients helped to generate $7.65 million in donated net trading commissions. In addition, Jefferies as a firm will donate $1 million directly, and voluntary donations from Jefferies’ 3,822 employees totaled $600,000.

“We could not be prouder of our entire Jefferies family for raising $9.25 million and are greatly appreciative of the incredible partnership our clients have shown us in supporting our fight against Covid-19.  The full $9.25 million will be wired today and go to direct relief efforts at over 85 worthy global charities who are each in the front lines helping those most impacted by the Coronavirus global pandemic.  We went broadly to a large number of charities globally as this is truly a tragedy that affects all of us and, in particular, those who are most disadvantaged and in the greatest need. 

The charities selected are both big and small and represent everything from food banks, child care services, assistance with PPE and other medical supplies, support for front line medical workers, assistance for afflicted military personnel, local teen centers, support for police and fire, workforce training and re-training and many other worthy areas that are most in need.  We thank our employees and clients for aiding in the selection of many of these remarkable charities. 

Finally, all of us at Jefferies would like to thank all the dedicated professionals working tirelessly on the front line to help those in need.  They are the true heroes whom we are honored to help in Peg’s name.”

Contributions in the following amounts will be immediately distributed to these respected organizations:

NYC Mayor’s Fund | Peg’s Cure

 

$ 150,000

All Hands and Hearts

 

$ 150,000

American Heart Association

 

$ 150,000

Bowery Mission

 

$ 150,000

Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation

 

$ 150,000

Houston Police Foundation

 

$ 150,000

International Rescue Committee

 

$ 150,000

Robin Hood Foundation

 

$ 150,000

Strive

 

$ 150,000

The Bass Foundation

 

$ 150,000

World Central Kitchen

 

$ 150,000

We Can #TogetherFromHome

 

$ 100,000

Achievement First

 

$ 100,000

Aktion Deutschland Hilft

 

$ 100,000

Alzheimer’s Association

 

$ 100,000

Ambitious About Autism

 

$ 100,000

Barnardo’s

 

$ 100,000

BMS Family Health and Wellness Center

 

$ 100,000

Bob Woodruff Foundation

 

$ 100,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

 

$ 100,000

Brewers Community Foundation

 

$ 100,000

Buttle UK

 

$ 100,000

Central Texas Food Bank

 

$ 100,000

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

$ 100,000

Chrysalis

 

$ 100,000

City Harvest

 

$ 100,000

Citymeals on Wheels

 

$ 100,000

Columbia Children's Hospital

 

$ 100,000

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

 

$ 100,000

Covenant House 

 

$ 100,000

Doctors Without Borders

 

$ 100,000

East High – EOP (Education Partnership Organization)

 

$ 100,000

Elmhurst Hospital Charity

 

$ 100,000

Family Promise of Bergen County

 

$ 100,000

FarmLink

 

$ 100,000

Feeding America

 

$ 100,000

Food Bank For New York City

 

$ 100,000

Foodlink

 

$ 100,000

Habitat for Humanity Japan

 

$ 100,000

Hance Family Foundation

 

$ 100,000

Humanity & Inclusion

 

$ 100,000

Hunger Free America

 

$ 100,000

Imperial Health Charity

 

$ 100,000

Kids in Crisis

 

$ 100,000

Kohka Foundation

 

$ 100,000

Lahey Clinic Foundation

 

$ 100,000

Mail Force Charity

 

$ 100,000

Martha’s Table

 

$ 100,000

Médecins Sans Frontières

 

$ 100,000

Memorial Hermann Foundation

 

$ 100,000

My Sister's Place

 

$ 100,000

National Emergencies Trust

 

$ 100,000

Navajo Nation Covid-19 Relief Fund

 

$ 100,000

Nazareth Housing

 

$ 100,000

Neighbourly Community Fund

 

$ 100,000

NHS Charities Together

 

$ 100,000

Northwell Health's COVID-19 Emergency Fund

 

$ 100,000

NYU Langone

 

$ 100,000

Off Their Plate

 

$ 100,000

Oxfam India 

 

$ 100,000

Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation 

 

$ 100,000

Red Hook Initiative

 

$ 100,000

Rosetree Trust

 

$ 100,000

Royal College of Nursing Foundation

 

$ 100,000

RVNAhealth

 

$ 100,000

Second Harvest

 

$ 100,000

Sempre Con Voi (Always with You)

 

$ 100,000

St Michael’s House

 

$ 100,000

TBD 1

 

$ 100,000

TBD 2

 

$ 100,000

TBD 3

 

$ 100,000

TCF Bank

 

$ 100,000

The Care Workers Charity

 

$ 100,000

The River Fund New York

 

$ 100,000

The United Way of Central Indiana COVID-19 Relief Fund

 

$ 100,000

The World Health Organization (WHO)

 

$ 100,000

Trinity's Services & Food for the Homeless

 

$ 100,000

The Trussell Trust

 

$ 100,000

UNICEF

 

$ 100,000

UR Medicine Home Care’s Meals on Wheels

 

$ 100,000

URMC COVID-19 Emergency Fund

 

$ 100,000

Valpo Surf Project, Inc.

 

$ 100,000

Volunteers of Legal Service

 

$ 100,000

Our Dream Their Smile

 

$ 100,000

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

 

$ 100,000

Women United in Philanthropy

 

$ 100,000

Women's Center of Greater Danbury

 

$ 100,000

 

 


$  9,250,000

 

Jefferies Group LLC is the largest independent, global, full-service investment banking firm headquartered in the U.S. Focused on serving clients for nearly 60 years, Jefferies is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Our firm provides a full range of investment banking, advisory, sales and trading, research and wealth management services across all products in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF), a diversified financial services company.

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