Friday, December 16, 2016

PEERS Network Supports ARTS

For more than a decade, Bill Malloy has had a successful career in the private equity and venture capital sectors. Splitting his time between serving as a partner at investment company Sway Ventures and acting as a board member of numerous organizations, Bill Malloy is dedicated to supporting his community as a cofounder of the PEERS Network.

Established in 2009, the PEERS (Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship, Education, Relationships, Social interaction) Network brings business executives and entrepreneurs together with the goal of giving back to the community. Over the years, the network has partnered with numerous local organizations, including ARTS (A Reason To Survive). 

ARTS was the beneficiary of the PEERS Network’s 7th Annual PEERS Gala, held October 29, 2016. ARTS supports creative programs that heal and empower young people who are experiencing various difficulties.

Since its creation in 2001, ARTS has helped more than 50,000 young individuals between the ages of 5 and 23. The organization functions on the belief that all young people deserve a chance to succeed, regardless of socioeconomic, mental, or physical challenges. 

Many individuals helped by ARTS have experienced depression, homelessness, abuse, or poverty. Through a unique program that combines creativity, live experiences, and art education, ARTS helps young people move away from negativity and develop their creative talents.