On June 4th a party was held in New York City at Pier 94 to celebrate the launch of McGraw Hill Financial. The launch party was filled with over 2,000 McGraw Hill Financial employees from offices throughout the greater New York City area. Employees were surrounded by the new McGraw Hill Financial colors red and gray, and were immersed in our new branding from branded napkins to even couch pillows while enjoying good music, food, desserts, and drinks!
A photo booth was set up where employees brought our new employer branding tagline “Be Essential” to life. Our employees wrote on and displayed chalkboards in their photos that said why they think they are personally essential to our Company. One pair of employees wrote “We are essential because we take risks”, while another employee wrote “I am essential because I count.”
At McGraw Hill Financial, we love to give back to our communities and with so many employees in one place we were able to do just that. MHFI partnered with the Food Bank of New York City, the largest food bank in the United States. During the launch party, employees took a moment out of the celebration and donated their time to help families that are still in recovery from Hurricane Sandy. At the end of the night, our employees reached the goal of packing 2,000 bags of food which provided 18,000 meals. These meals will be stocking emergency pantries for families in the Far Rockaways, Cone Island, Red Hook, Staten Island, and Harlem.
“I am encouraged by the enthusiasm I see tonight for our company and the work we do to promote sustainable growth and help our communities. I expect this passion – combined with smart heads and kind hearts – will be evident in the work we do for years to come,” said McGraw Hill Financial CEO, President and Chairman, Terry McGraw.
Check back later as we will continue to celebrate the launch of the new McGraw Hill Financial with other celebrations at offices around the world.