Monday, 18 March 2013

Boston Financial Manager Awarded for Outstanding Community Service

QUINCY, Mass., March 18, 2013 - Boston Financial Data Services, Inc., a leading financial services outsourcing provider, announced that Melanie Schnelle has been awarded Outstanding Manager by Year Up. A non-profit organization operating in cities across the U.S., Year Up has a mission of closing the opportunity divide by providing young adults with a combination of hands-on skill development and corporate internships.

Melanie’s participation in the Year Up program supports Boston Financial’s ongoing corporate citizenship initiative.

Terry Metzger, chief executive officer of Boston Financial notes, “We are proud of Melanie’s accomplishments with our Year Up interns. Making a positive difference in our community is an important part of our culture. Boston Financial has long recognized the value of providing all employees with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to build rewarding careers. Through Year Up, we can extend this mission into the young urban community. We wholeheartedly support Melanie, and look forward to continuing our partnership with the Year Up organization.”

Founded in 2000, Year Up’s vision is that in the future, every urban young adult will have access to the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize his or her true potential. Their holistic approach focuses on students’ personal and professional development in order to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.

“Year Up is not a hand out, it’s a hand up,” notes Casey Recupero, Executive Director Year Up Boston. “By providing access to education and careers, we are helping young adults achieve economic justice, which in turn helps U.S. businesses achieve economic prosperity.”

Recognizing Melanie as Outstanding Manager, Recupero said, “we’d particularly like to thank Melanie for her efforts. She models respect, dedication and success through hard work. Through her efforts, several Boston Financial Year Up interns have transitioned into full-time employees.”

As a manager and a mentor to Year Up students, Melanie works closely to understand the needs of each intern and to introduce them to various business areas that could lead to a strong career path. Her mentee students have complimented her on her willingness to help and her desire to expose them to new learning opportunities.

By supporting the urban youth within our communities and helping them overcome challenges, individuals like Melanie are providing a brighter future.

For more information on Year Up, please refer to their web site at or follow on Facebook.


Media Contacts

Boston Financial Data Services | Ann Marie Mierzykowski | T 617-483-8109


Notes to Editors

About Boston Financial

Boston Financial Data Services is one of the industry's premier outsourcing providers servicing the mutual fund and employer retirement plans markets. Boston Financial is a joint venture between DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST) of Kansas City, Mo., and State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) of Boston, Mass. This joint venture has enabled Boston Financial's clients to utilize DST's industry-leading software and technology while benefiting from the institutional support and global reach of State Street.


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