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Founder of Mentoring USA, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell




Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Founder of Mentoring USA and former First Lady of the State of New York, will preside over the Closing Bell in honor of national mentoring month. Mentoring USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children through mentoring support both nationally and internationally.

Mentoring USA is a partner of the The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation. In particular, the Entrepreneurship Success and Financial Literacy program is supported by NASDAQ OMX.


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About Mentoring USA:

Mentoring USA, a New York City-based nonprofit, is a structured, site-based, mentoring organization that began as the first state-sponsored, one-on-one mentoring program in the country back in 1987. The program was founded by then First Lady of the State of New York, Matilda Raffa Cuomo and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1995. Mentoring USA matches youth with trained mentors. These dedicated volunteers guide mentees in developing healthy lifestyles, appreciating diversity, becoming financially literate and making positive life choices.

About The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation:

The mission of The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation is to promote learning about capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs. It was established in New York City in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.


The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX first North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (!/NASDAQ) and Twitter ( 


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