StreetWise Partners And RBC Capital Markets Will Hold Benefit Auction At Christie's Auction House

RBC Capital Markets is sponsoring an auction to benefit StreetWise Partners, the New York City based non profit organization that links volunteer business professionals with low income adults to achieve good jobs and life long employability. The 2nd annual auction

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RBC Capital Markets is sponsoring an auction to benefit StreetWise Partners, the New York City-based non-profit organization that links volunteer business professionals with low-income adults to achieve good jobs and life-long employability. The 2nd annual auction will be held on April 20, 2009 at Christie’s Auction House in New York’s Rockefeller Center. In advance of the event and to raise awareness about StreetWise Partners’ unconventional applications for moving the economy forward, a variety of executives from the business community will join StreetWise Partners and RBC Capital Markets to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, April 13, 2009.

Tying in with the theme of the event, Unleashing Talent to Accelerate Economic Change, StreetWise Partners will auction off donated time, meet and greets, and exclusive business leadership coaching with C-suite executives, academics, media personalities, and others, while also offering getaway experiences. In addition, the event will offer opportunities for attendees to volunteer mentor or donate suits and computers to job-seekers. The event will be emceed by honorary guests

Betsy Stark, business correspondent for ABC News, and Robert C. Lieber, New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development.

The live auction will feature one-of-a-kind experiences and items, including a private tour of the MSNBC studios and the chance to meet with the anchors of Fast Money; MBA and career counselling from executives; New York Giants Youth Football experience; VIP golf package at the RBC Canadian Open; expedition to the Galapagos Islands; exclusive Big Apple helicopter tour experience; lunch with Clay Christensen – renowned Harvard Business Professor and author, and more.

Funds raised from this event will support critical StreetWise Partners career venture training and mentoring programs, hosted at leading partner organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers, which provide adults struggling in the job-market with high-impact employability mentoring, access to critical job search networks, and advanced employment opportunities.

In addition to RBC representatives, more than 500 executives are expected to attend this year’s event, with guests representing companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Google, New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, Fortress Investment Group, Barclays Capital, General Electric, Forbes, NBC, Bloomberg, Tishman Speyer, Barron’s, Blackstone Group and many more.

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