More than 20 members of the Vantage team – including babies and dogs –gathered in New York City’s Central Park on Sunday to support and walk for a great cause.

In the company’s first year of sponsorship and participation, Vantage contributed nearly $17,000 through AIDS Walk – New York, and smashed their donation goal of $3,000. They were overwhelmed with donations not only from co-workers, friends, and families, but also from Vantage customers and industry friends.

The funds raised will help support much-needed HIV/AIDS services provided by Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and dozens of other HIV/AIDS organizations in the area. These groups provide food, linkages to safe housing, counseling, access to medical care, and much more for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in New York’s hardest hit communities. These organizations also provide critical prevention work to stop new infections.

The event drew 15,000 people and helped raise more than $4 million for HIV/AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area.

“We are extremely proud to have sponsored and participated in such an amazing event that will benefit so many people in our community,” said Vantage Vice President of Human Resources, Michelle Williams. “This event is just the beginning of what we hope will be a much larger community outreach through our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative we plan to launch later this year.”

Michelle added, “With the continued help and support of our employees and business partners, we will identify other important causes to support as an organization, right in the communities in which we operate and do business. Our goal is to create tangible positive change in our communities.”

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