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Young Investors in Denver Receive ‘big check’
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Friday, June 15, 2012 - 5:00pm

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How would you perform managing a virtual, $50,000 portfolio? Young girls participating in the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge have spent the past three years learning about money-management, and the gains they realized from their investment portfolio have translated into real dollars for their continued education.

On Friday, June 1, 2012, the eligible girls from the “Empowered Investors” team in Denver received a “big check” during a Girls Inc. of Metro Denver annual celebration of Girls Inc. programs.

“One of the most important steps people can take to plan a better financial future is to get an early start on saving and investing,” said Laurin Cathey, head of Multicultural Affairs and ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge program manager. “That’s why the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge is important. We’re exposing young girls to money-management concepts and empowering a new generation of smart investors.”

The Denver team and Girls Inc. affiliate received $21,284 with each eligible girl receiving $3,500 for their college education. Celebratory events are planned throughout the summer for the other teams in New York, Los Angeles and Alameda County, Calif., that participated in the initial challenge.


About ING

ING U.S. constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, insurance and investment management operations of Dutch-based ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING). In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, including life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning.  ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 15 million customers and plan participants across the nation.  For more information, visit

About the ING Foundation

The ING Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on programs in the areas of financial literacy, children’s education, diversity and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@INGact2impact).


Audria Benn
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CAMPAIGN: ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge

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