Community

Overview

Philanthropy has always been a critical part of the MSD employee experience. We create opportunities for our employees to invest in and engage with the community, including matching charitable donations and promoting volunteering opportunities that have an impact in our local community. Through the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, we provide employees with a donation matching program, which has matched over $25 million in employee donations since its inception in 2005. We invest the capital of our charitable limited partners including the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, which creates opportunities for millions of low-income students and improves the health and wellness of millions of children and their families.

We work not just for ourselves, but to create resources so we can help others. We call this “change capital” because we believe in using our capital to change the world for the better.

Community

  • MSD Philanthropy Committee Visits Hudson Guild Again

    On November 22, 2022, the MSD Philanthropy Committee continued its partnership with the Hudson Guild in Chelsea, NYC to distribute Thanksgiving meal bags, pies, and hot beverages for local community members.

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  • MSD Philanthropy Committee Partners with Project Sunshine

    The MSD Philanthropy Committee partnered again with Project Sunshine to host a Craft Kit Assembly Event on October 18, 2022, to assemble craft kits for children facing medical challenges and will be distributed to pediatric hospitals in New York City.

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  • MSD Philanthropy Committee Joins the 2022 Making Strides Walk to End Breast Cancer

    The MSD Philanthropy Committee joined The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which aims to unite communities, companies, and individuals with a collective goal to end breast cancer as we know it, during their 2022 Walk on October 16, 2022.

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  • MSD Participates in STEPtember 2022

    MSD participated in STEPtember 2022, a global health and wellness fundraising event supporting life-changing cerebral palsy research.

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  • Backpack Philanthropy is Back in Person at MSD NYC

    MSD again hosted Backpack Philanthropy on July 26, 2022, in the NYC office, where employees packed 150 backpacks with school supplies for incoming fifth graders at Valence College Preparatory Charter School, a public, not-for-profit charter school serving the community in Corona, Queens, and nearby areas.

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  • MSD Philanthropy Committee Walks for National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

    The MSD Philanthropy Committee partnered with NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) NYC, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, to walk together on May 22, 2022 to support Mental Health Awareness month.

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  • MSD Philanthropy Committee Visits Hudson Guild

    On November 23, 2021, the MSD Philanthropy Committee organized a group of employees to visit the Hudson Guild in Chelsea, NYC to distribute Thanksgiving meal bags, pies, and hot beverages for local community members.

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  • MSD Hospitality Employee Assistance Funds

    At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, MSD mobilized and established a $450,000 fund to make emergency monetary assistance available to the 3,000+ employees at our four resort properties

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Firm Culture

  • 2022 MSD Halloween Costume Photo Contest

    MSD again hosted its Halloween Costume Photo Contest and received over 20 submissions!

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  • MSD Real Estate hosts The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Real Estate Center students

    MSD Real Estate hosted 25 students from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Real Estate Center during their trek to New York City on October 17, 2022. Senior members of our Real Estate Private Equity and Real Estate Credit teams presented an overview of MSD and their groups, followed by a vibrant Q&A session.

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  • MSD Hispanic/Latino Network Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    On October 12, 2022, MSD’s Hispanic/Latino Network celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing some favorite snacks and treats.

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  • MSD Bowling Outing 2022

    MSD reinstated its annual bowling event on October 11, 2022 for a night of games and fun!

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  • MSD Summer Outing 2022

    MSD CEO Gregg Lemkau hosted the firm at his home for a day of games and fun on August 11, 2022.

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  • MSD Women’s Network Hosts Fireside Chat with Edith Cooper

    On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the MSD Women’s Network hosted a fireside chat with Edith Cooper at One Vanderbilt in partnership with Blackstone Women’s Initiative.

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  • MSD Hispanic/Latino Network Attends Gracie Mansion for Puerto Rican Day Parade

    On June 9, 2022, MSD’s Hispanic/Latino Network attended Gracie Mansion, the home of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, for an event to honor the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

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  • MSD Women’s Network Hosts Fireside Chat with Michael Dell

    On Monday, December 6, 2021, the MSD Women’s Network hosted a fireside chat with Michael Dell in the NYC office to kick-off its speaker series.

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