Barclays and SSP 10th Anniversary


The Student Sponsorship Programme will honor Barclays Capital at our 10th Anniversary Celebration in New York City on September 20, 2010, in recognition of Barclays Capital commitment to advancing educational opportunity worldwide.

“We are extremely pleased that SSP has chosen to honor us as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations. At Barclays Capital, we share SSP’s passion for, and commitment to, developing South Africa’s young leaders. Our relationship with the organization goes back many years as we have provided substantial individual and institutional support, enabling several talented scholars to attend the top high schools in South Africa,” said Gerard LaRocca, Chief Administrative Officer, Americas, at Barclays Capital.

SSP’s co-founder Nyagaka Ongeri, a Managing Director at Absa Capital, an affiliate of Barclays Capital, remarked, “I feel privileged to be a part of a company that shares SSP’s commitment to developing South Africa’s future leaders. Several dozen students have benefited from a top-notch high school education thanks to the generosity of Barclays and its employees over the years.”

Barclays Capital is a Platinum Sponsor of SSP’s 10th Anniversary reception which will be held at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City on Monday, September 20, 2010. For more information on this event, please contact event manager Jerryanne Heath at