Blackstone Blog

Oct 12, 2011

Blackstone Climbers Raise Over $136,000 to End Domestic Violence

Blackstone Recognized as Top Fundraising Team

On October 6th over 60 Blackstone employees supported inMotion in climbing the stairs of 1411 Broadway -a 42-story skyscraper owned by Blackstone's investors - in support of inMotion's “Story by Story” climb to end domestic violence. Captained by Erik Lisher, and assisted by Tim Coleman, Jon Gray and Jacob Werner, the Blackstone team raised over $136,000 and is expected to be named once again the top fundraising team. In total, the stair climb event will likely raise over $636,000, made possible through the generous donations of more than 3,700 donors.

This is the second year the “Story by Story” climb has taken place at the Blackstone property. Last year, Blackstone sponsored a team of over 40 people and raised a total of $66,000 in the inaugural stair climb event. In addition, Equity Office Properties, a Blackstone portfolio company, is one of the prime sponsors and host of the event at 1411 Broadway.

inMotion provides crucial legal protections to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse, helping them make a fresh start and end the cycle of domestic violence. Tim Coleman serves as Co-Vice Chair of inMotion’s Board of Directors and Erik Lisher is a member of their Junior Advisory Board.