Community Involvement

Local Communities

Ares

At Ares, we actively support our local communities and charities through firm-wide sponsorships, board positions, charitable donations and grass roots volunteerism.

Throughout the year and across our global locations, our Ares In Motion (“AIM”) program offers a variety of opportunities that serve our diverse communities and engage our team members in a meaningful way.

We are particularly proud of our Annual Global Volunteer Initiative, where employee volunteers select and plan a number of community-based events that range from community clean-ups and revitalization projects, preparing and providing essentials to those less fortunate, to hands-on classroom training and mentorship workshops for students in under-served communities.

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Volunteer

Ares offers a variety of volunteer and community engagement opportunities to team members throughout the year. Team members are encouraged to share their event ideas, join regional planning committees, or participate as an event day volunteer. 

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Charitable Matching

Designed to support the personal charitable giving activities of our team members to eligible institutions by matching employee donations dollar for dollar. 

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Corporate Giving Program

Provides support to non-profit organizations and events through corporate sponsorship. Each year, Ares partners with various organizations dedicated to Education, Civics, Arts & Culture, and Disaster Relief. 

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Relief Efforts Program

Offers Ares team members an opportunity to aid disaster relief, prevention and education, and armed services support efforts in the United States and around the world. 

Our Impact

In 2019, the Ares team came together in a big way to support the needs of our communities through donor support, volunteering and awareness – below are the highlights.

Donations & Sponsorships

$1m+

Nonprofits Supported

510

Participating Employees

500+

Employee Volunteer Hours

1700+

 

What AIM Means to our Team Members

Liz Wagener
Legal, New York

"A big pull for me, here at Ares, are the AIM events. I’m a fan of the program. Since it is very difficult to balance work and home life, I appreciate the opportunities that Ares provides its employees to volunteer for such a worthwhile program!"

Tom Latronica
Finance & Accounting, Los Angeles

"I helped renovate the backyard of a school with a group of colleagues. It was a really awesome experience. I think one of the best parts was just seeing how well the team worked together. We had everyone pitching in to get projects completed, from college interns all the way up to executive level folks. We built picnic tables, we repainted the school entrance and we even created a giant mural together. It was so cool to see what we had accomplished when we were done. It turned out great!"

Howard Wang
Credit, Los Angeles

"AIM events provide a unique opportunity for different business segments to collaborate and give back to our respective communities. One of my favorites is Cycle for Survival, an annual event affiliated with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that raises funds for rare cancer research. As captain of the 40-person AIM Los Angeles team, I am proud to say that we not only consistently field one of the largest corporate teams, but also have been recognized as the top fund-raising group among the 250+ teams in Southern California!"

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Representative Partnerships

Representative Partnerships

Board Positions 
Michael Arougheti
Serves on the Board of Directors of Operation HOPE
Merritt Hooper
Serves on the executive and investment boards of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
Howard Wang
Serves on the Advisory Board of Big Citizen HUB and on the Board of Trustees of the California Science Center
Seth Brufsky
Serves on the Board of Directors of the Luminescence Foundation
Gregory Margolies
Serves on the Board of Directors for the International Organization for Women and Development
David Kaplan
Serves on the Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dennis Gies
Serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of The Center for Early Education
Antony Ressler
Member of the Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is also one of the founding Board members and Finance Co-Chair of the Painted Turtle Camp
Michael Weiner
Serves on the Board of Governors of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
Jordan Graumann
Co-Founder and Board Member of SuitUp, Inc.
Bennett Rosenthal
Serves as the Chairman of the Board of the LAFC foundation
Carl Drake
Serves on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
Don Haisch
Serves on the Board of Directors of Bob Hope USO
Bryan Rozum
Serves as the President of the Junior Board at Metropolitan Family Services and is a founding Board member at ACG NextGen Leaders
 

Charity Partners