Arnerich Massena Announced as a Finalist for Invest in Others Corporate Philanthropy Award

Arnerich Massena named as one of three finalists in the advisory firms category.

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 Portland-based investment firm Arnerich Massena has been named a finalist for the Invest in Others Corporate Philanthropy Award in the advisory firms category. The firm is one of three finalists for this prestigious honor; award winners will be announced at the eleventh annual Invest in Others Gala on September 28 in New York City. The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation will donate $5,000 to each of the finalists’ charitable causes, and $25,000 to that of the winner.
The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation states that “Financial advisors are nominated for the Invest in Others award for actively giving back to non-profits to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. Hundreds of nominations were received this year and finalists were selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a non-profit and the community it serves.”
Arnerich Massena was nominated and named for its I AM Learning Partnership program, which is in its 22nd year of providing direct education support and mentorship to assist underperforming students meet state benchmarks in literacy and math.
The I AM Learning Partnership works in partnership with Irvington Elementary, a Portland Public School, and is dedicated to assisting young students meet state benchmarks by providing mentorship along with direct support and enrichment of academic skills. The program is conducted in the school and includes before-school math and reading tutoring, literacy support, after-school enrichment clubs and activities, and summer camps, all free to the students. To learn more about the I AM Learning Partnership, visit
Christine Arnerich, executive administrator of community service for Arnerich Massena and the I AM Learning Partnership, says, “We feel honored and humbled by this recognition from Invest in Others, and so grateful to all of the people who make our program a success: the program coordinators, our employee volunteers, the Irvington School administration and staff, the students we serve, and the larger school community.” She continues, “Our primary goal is to serve our local community by supporting the education of its future citizens and to share our model of business in partnership with community to encourage broader participation. Invest in Others provides the perfect platform to support these objectives.”
Kate DeGraw, the I AM Learning Partnership coordinator, notes, “The firms and individuals being acknowledged by the Invest in Others awards are all doing exceptional work and we’re thrilled to be counted among them. We strongly believe in business working in collaboration with the community to effect change, and it’s inspiring to see that generosity throughout the financial services community.”
Arnerich Massena representatives will be attending the September 28 Invest in Others gala in New York City.
To read more about the 2017 Invest in Others finalists, visit

About Arnerich Massena: Founded in 1991, Arnerich Massena is a Portland-based independent investment advisory firm servicing private clients, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, trusts and estates, and corporate pension and profit sharing plans. The firm provides traditional portfolio management and investing for clients, and is also widely known for successfully investing in high-impact areas like water resources, sustainable agriculture, fishing, healthcare, and clean energy technology. Arnerich Massena strives to be a business that exemplifies both corporate citizenship and professional service, and has received awards for its innovations in corporate philanthropy. More information is available at