Gateway Foundation Honors Trailblazers in DEI

Money Management Institute’s Non-Profit Subsidiary Hosts Second Annual Opening Doors Impact Night

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At its second annual Opening Doors Impact Night, the Gateway Foundation honored outstanding contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within the investment management industry with its Opening Doors Awards. The organization, which is a non-profit established by the Money Management Institute (MMI), honored recipients in three categories – firm, individual and program – for driving a more inclusive future within financial services.

The 2024 Opening Doors Awards honorees are:

Firm

TPG, a San Francisco-based global alternative asset management firm, was given the Opening Doors Breaking Barriers Award for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within its own firm, across its ecosystem of portfolio companies, and in the alternatives industry.

 

Individual

The Opening Doors Champion Award was bestowed upon Luis F. Rosa, Co-Founder of the BlatinX (BLX) Internship Program for his leadership and dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion in the financial planning profession.

Program

The Thornburg Pathways Program at Thornburg Investment Management in Sante Fe, N.M received the Opening Doors At the Front Award for its approach to fostering diversity and providing opportunities to New Mexico college students.

“Together with our Gateway Foundation supporters, we are proud to honor TPG, Luis F. Rosa and the Thornburg Pathways Program for their extraordinary contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Craig Pfeiffer, MMI President and CEO. “These recipients exemplify the spirit of the Opening Doors Awards, and their leadership serves as a beacon of inspiration for the investment management and asset management communities.”

The Foundation focuses on three strategic initiatives – Financial Literacy, Industry Awareness and Preparation, and Performance and Professional Development designed to promote career growth at every stage. In addition to sponsoring various Opening Doors events, such as seminars, forums and webinars, the Gateway Foundation’s other strategic initiatives include fundraising and the MMI Job Board.

“As an organization, we are advancing the mission of diversity and inclusion by recognizing the need for a more sustainable, scalable approach to addressing DE&I challenges,” said Marc Brookman, Chair of the Gateway Foundation. “We have a long road ahead of us, but celebrating trailblazers and milestones are important events as we bring the best ideas and best practices to our industry.”

The Gateway Foundation also honored Mandell Crawley, Chief Human Resources Officer and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Crawley was recognized for his efforts fostering a culture of belonging, improving the employee experience and building a diverse workforce.

“This year’s Opening Doors Impact Night was a huge success and brought people together to celebrate progress,” said Sarit Abramowicz, First Vice President and Program Director of the Gateway Foundation. “We are clearing the path for all professionals and look forward to another year of investing in a more inclusive future.”