Epsilon Makes $350,000 Gift to Support Children’s Health and Development in Boston

Gifts Expand on Associates’ Passion for Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield and Introduces New Partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital
Dec 14, 2016 9:00 AM ET
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Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 – Epsilon, an Alliance Data company that is a global marketing leader in creating connections between people and brands, recently announced two gifts totaling $350,000 in honor of its Boston-area associates to the Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield and the Boston Children’s Hospital. 

“Earlier this year, Epsilon associates shared with the company what causes and organizations meant the most to them. Overwhelmingly, the response was children’s health and well-being, which is just one of the many reasons these organizations were selected as beneficiaries,” shared Wayne Townsend, president, technology at Epsilon. “Our nearly 700 Boston-area associates are passionate about giving back to the local community and these gifts are just one way we support the Boston-area nonprofit organizations our associates believe in.” 

Associates’ passion for Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield inspired the financial contribution to the organization. This gift will fund the modernization of their Teen Room, a space created to keep teens off the streets between 2-6 p.m. when data shows that’s when their most susceptible to acting out. Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield will create a Digital Arts Center, and build a fully functioning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Laboratory. These updates will allow teens to learn everything from basic construction to more advanced engineering skills such as robotics.

As the company also looks to grow its support of children’s hospitals serving the communities where its associates work and live, the support of Boston Children’s Hospital, the second-largest children’s hospital in the country, was a natural fit.

This gift will fund an immediate need for weekend Child Life support staff (because medical emergencies don’t just happen Monday – Friday). Weekend services include bereavement education, full-family support, timely referrals to therapy programs, and much more. Services like this are distinct to Children’s hospitals, and are crucial to patient and family well-being as they help give patients, their siblings and other family members both comfort and distraction from the seriousness of their illness and treatment.

“Epsilon and Alliance Data are committed to supporting the communities in which our associates live and work, and through gifts like these, we can ensure nonprofit organizations have the tools and resources they need, allowing them to be more efficient and effective in achieving their missions,” said Dana Beckman, director of corporate affairs at Alliance Data. 

About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 16,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data’s Card Services business is a leading provider of marketing-driven branded credit card programs. Epsilon® is a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and also includes Conversant®, a leader in personalized digital marketing. LoyaltyOne® owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers.

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About Epsilon
Epsilon is a global leader in creating connections between people and brands. An all-encompassing global marketing company, we harness the power of rich data, groundbreaking technologies, engaging creative and transformative ideas to get the results our clients require. Recognized by Ad Age as the #1 World’s Largest CRM/Direct Marketing Network, #1 Largest U.S. Agency from All Disciplines and #1 Largest U.S. Mobile Marketing Agency, Epsilon employs over 7,000 associates in 70 offices worldwide. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit epsilon.com, follow us on Twitter @EpsilonMktg or call 800 309 0505.

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