A senior trader for Deutsche Bank in New York City, Sean Kemery has spent more than 15 years as a finance professional on Wall Street. Sean Kemery also stands out as an active member of the community who supports a range of charities both in New York and around the country. Among other organizations, he regularly donates to the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation.
Founded in 2002 by longtime New York Yankee player and manager Joe Torre and his wife, Ali, the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation works to end the cycle of domestic violence and abuse through innovative school-based programs for teens. The organization’s hallmark program, Margaret’s Place, provides a range of healing and counseling services in designated “safe rooms” in school buildings and on campuses. Margaret’s Place also includes peer leadership training programs, individual counseling, and awareness campaigns.
Another highlight of the Margaret’s Place program is its violence prevention curriculum, Youth Empowered to Speak (YES). Aimed at students in grades 7 through 9, the YES curriculum is taught by specially trained counselors and educators over the course of five weeks with the goal of empowering students to end the cycle of domestic violence.
To learn more about the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation Margaret’s Place programs, please visit joetorre.org/our-work/margarets-place.
Based in Manhattan, Sean Kemery is a senior trader with Deutsche Bank, where he focuses on commodities, such as coffee, soy beans, and crude oil. Sean Kemery has an interest in philanthropy and supports organizations such as the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation.
Joe Torre, the former professional baseball player and manager and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, grew up with an abusive father. He kept this fact a secret for many years, until attending a Life Success seminar, where he revealed his past. He subsequently told the full story in an autobiography. He then decided he wanted to help others avoid the life he had lived and launched his nonprofit organization, the Safe at Home Foundation, which is dedicated to teaching the public about domestic violence.
As a nonprofit, the Safe at Home Foundation relies on the support of community members who contribute both their time and money. Online donations can be made at www.joetorre.org. Furthermore, prospective volunteers can fill out a form on the website and note their interests, skills, qualifications, and availability.
Sean Kemery is an accomplished commodity trader with more than a decade of experience. A dedicated member of his community, Sean Kemery supports several charitable organizations, including Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation.
Committed to motivating young individuals to live healthy lifestyles without the influence of drugs and alcohol, the Turn 2 Foundation maintains several scholarships, special programs, and signature programs in West Michigan, Tampa, and New York City. One of the organization’s signature New York programs is Turn 2 Us. The program was started as a collaboration between the Turn 2 Foundation, Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, and Public School 128M of Washington Heights in 2001. Six years later, the program has grown to include Public School 4M.
The Turn 2 Us program focuses on spreading the Turn 2 Foundation’s mission to children in elementary school. Taking a holistic approach, the program helps the communities of PS 128M and PS4M promote mental and physical well-being through a series of school-based initiatives and services that are specifically designed for the families, students, and faculty at the schools. Some of the most recent activities and events Turn 2 Us has provided include a five-week Sports & Arts Summer Camp Program and a six-week seminar about communication.