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Natixis Investment Managers Reveals Student Winners of the 2018 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship


High-school graduates Erin Cowden (R.I.) and Jeffrey Gordon (Mass.) will
be presented with $5,000 scholarships during the 2018 Newport Jazz

Natixis Investment Managers continues its tradition of presenting two
$5,000 scholarships to high school students who have shown tremendous
music ability, strong academic achievement, and a commitment to giving
back to their communities. The 2018 George Wein Jazz Ambassador
Scholarships will be presented to Erin Cowden of Barrington, R.I., and
Jeffrey Gordon of Lexington, Mass. during the Newport Jazz Festival
taking place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport,

Natixis, one of the world's largest asset management firms,1
has been presenting sponsor of the Newport Jazz Festival since 2011. The
firm awards two $5,000 scholarships annually to two aspiring
college-bound musicians as part of its broader commitment to music
education and to fostering the next generation of jazz musicians and
fans. The scholarships are named in celebration of George Wein, the
founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and one of the original jazz
ambassadors, who has spent his life working to bring people together
through the power of jazz.

"We are honored to partner with the Newport Festivals Foundation to
present the Newport Jazz Festival," said David Giunta, CEO of the
Americas and Canada for Natixis Investment Managers. "Jazz embodies many
of the key values at Natixis, such as creativity and innovation,
collaboration, and embracing diverse thinking and perspectives."

The Natixis scholarships will be presented to Erin Cowden and Jeffrey
Gordon on Sunday, Aug. 5, following the Massachusetts Music Educators
Association (MMEA) All-State Jazz Band performance on the Harbor Stage.

Erin Cowden is a graduate of Barrington High School (R.I.) and a member
of the Rhode Island Music Education Association Senior All-State Jazz
Band. She is an excellent percussionist and jazz drummer who will study
music at Northeastern University. Cowden looks forward to applying the
Natixis scholarship to a college music experience that is challenging
and fun with many opportunities to learn and grow as a musician.

Jeffrey Gordon, who will perform at the festival with the MMEA All-State
Jazz Band, is a tremendously talented guitarist who relishes the "magic"
that happens in the real-time interaction between jazz musicians. Gordon
will focus on mathematics, economics and astrophysics at Princeton
University in the fall and will minor in music.

"The Natixis scholarship program is part of our broader commitment to
give back to our community, including support of the arts," said Giunta.
"We congratulate Erin and Jeffrey for their outstanding contributions in
the classroom, on stage and within their communities."

Natixis' music initiatives are part of our Together for Better℠
philanthropic outreach program, which creates important and lasting
change, combining our resources, our passions, and the power of
change-making community partners. Child by child, family by family,
community by community, we are changing the world. Together for Better.

About Natixis Investment Managers

Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more
insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of 26
specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active ThinkingSM
to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better
outcomes in all markets. Natixis ranks among the world's largest asset
management firms1 with more than $1 trillion assets under
management2 (€818.1 billion AUM). The firm spreads its
thoughtful, innovative ideas in the global community by sponsoring
programs that help enrich the lives of individuals and preserve the
cultural experience for future generations through music. For additional
information, please visit the company's website at
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About Newport Festivals Foundation

Newport Festivals Foundation fosters the legacy and expands the impact
of its Festivals through educational initiatives that celebrate
innovation while preserving the deep traditions inherent in Jazz and
Folk music. The Foundation's goal is to offer opportunity, inspire
through exposure and facilitate the collection of resources needed for
musicians to celebrate and innovate. The focus on creating unique
experiences to spark engagement is accomplished through a variety of
initiatives, including instrument donations and performances at schools
throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more
information, please visit

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2017 ranked
Natixis Investment Managers (formerly Natixis Global Asset Management)
as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under
management as of December 31, 2016.
2 Net asset value as
of March 31, 2018 is $1.008 trillion. Assets under management ("AUM"),
as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced, gross assets
and other types of non-regulatory AUM.

Natixis Investment Managers includes all of the investment management
and distribution entities affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P. and
Natixis Investment Managers S.A. Not all offerings are available in all

Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the
distributor of various registered investment companies for which
advisory services are provided by affiliates of Natixis Investment


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