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CSR Company of the Week

The “Company of the Week” feature captures examples of what our members do every day to serve their communities. The financial services industry provides extraordinary efforts to serve communities throughout America. Employees of FSR companies volunteer throughout the year for financial literacy, neighborhood improvement, fundraising, health care, child services, and much more. Every member company of the Financial Services Roundtable dedicates staff, time, and effort to some aspect of corporate social responsibility.


 

Citi Foundation Announces Largest Philanthropic Commitment Ever to Reduce Youth Unemployment

Young people today make up the largest youth population in history. Their successes and struggles are as diverse as their personalities and aspirations. However, in all corners of the globe, this generation faces a common challenge: persistent, high rates of youth unemployment. Left unaddressed, the consequences reverberate across our cities and...

Ameriprise Financial Gives Back to the Community With $13 Million and 81,000 Volunteer Hours in Support of Nonprofits

Ameriprise Financial, together with its employees and advisors, gave $13 million and logged 81,000 hours volunteering at nonprofits across the country in 2016. In keeping with its longstanding philanthropic priorities, the firm directed much of its support to nonprofits aimed at helping individuals meet basic needs like food and shelter. The...

In Its Fourth Year, Project Blue Elf Spreads Joy to 6,000 Children

The BBVA Compass Foundation’s signature holiday initiative, Project Blue Elf, came back in a big way this season, delivering toys to kids in more markets across the country. Project Blue Elf, part of BBVA Compass’ vision of providing a bright future for everyone, kicked off on December 5, as the bank donated toys to nearly […]

WISER Highlights Women’s Retirement at 20th Anniversary Forum

On September 20, 2016, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a retirement forum focused on the problems and possibilities of the future of women’s retirement. Over its 20-year history, WISER has provided low- and moderate-income women with basic financial information aimed at helping them...

State Farm® Increasing Graduation Rates and Removing Barriers to Learning, One Promise Council at a Time

State Farm established the first McLean County Promise Council in 2009, at Pepper Ridge Elementary school, to address declining high school graduation rates and remove barriers to learning. State Farm has continued to provide technical and financial support to develop the Promise Council into its own 501c3 organization serving 10 schools in McLean...

Fulton Financial Corporation Creates Fulton Forward™ to Promote Financial Literacy and Homeownership

On a mission to build vibrant communities, drive economic development and promote financial literacy, Fulton Financial Corporation has created a new program called Fulton Forward™. The program brings together under one umbrella FFC’s numerous charitable giving and volunteer efforts, along with products, services and support designed to aid...

U.S. Bank Making Community Possible for Veterans

Army Staff Sgt. Marko Milosevic spent more than 10 years in the military, and his service included a dozen deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s a decorated veteran with two Bronze Stars and several Army Commendation Medals. However, Milosevic’s service came at a cost. He medically retired from the Army in 2014 due to a […]

Ally Celebrates the Fifth Year of its Annual Giving Back Month Campaign

Ally Financial is committed to “Do Giving Right” and it showed in November. The company celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Giving Back Month and introduced the “Give 5 with Ally” program. Launched in 2012, Ally’s Giving Back Month encourages employees to support local nonprofit organizations with donations and volunteer time for...

Santander Bank Colleagues Volunteered at Community FoodBank of New Jersey

To help spread holiday cheer this season, a group of colleagues from Santander Bank recently volunteered at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Thirteen Bank employees who work in branches throughout Staten Island spent the day sorting and repacking food that will be distributed to more than 900,000 hungry individuals and families in New Jersey....

TSYS Team Members Raise $1,785,523 for United Way

TSYS team members across North America raised and pledged $1,785,523 during the 2016 TSYS United Way Campaign. That total includes the $1,439,001 raised and pledged by team members at TSYS’ headquarters in Columbus, GA for the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley. The TSYS United Way Campaign Cabinet revealed the final numbers at a celebration...

MUFG Volunteers Impact Our Communities

MUFG employees volunteered hundreds of hours during the fourth annual MUFG Gives Back initiative in November to help many in need. The bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility team spearheaded volunteer opportunities to support communities in the Americas. This year’s 50 events engaged 700 volunteers in the following activities: • Working at...

Employees Make Time to Build “Transamerica House” in Denver

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Denver-based Transamerica employees are volunteering more than 1,250 hours to help a local family build their new home in Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver’s College View community in southwest Denver. Scheduled for completion in February, the “Transamerica House” is one of eight homes employees...

Want to Watch Your Power Usage in Real Time? Wells Fargo’s Innovation Incubator Helps Green Tech Start-Ups Reach Consumers

An innovative new product by Whisker Labs is poised to help businesses and consumers make smarter decisions about energy use, thanks in part to a financial and technology boost from Wells Fargo. Whisker Labs’ first product to hit the market – a non-invasive, easy-to-install intelligence platform delivering real-time power usage – targets...

PNC Bank Boosts Preservation Efforts, Targeting Affordable “At Risk” Rental Properties

PNC Bank, N.A recently closed the PNC Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Fund 1, LLC, a $100 million fund to be used to preserve affordable rental housing for families and seniors. The fund is one of the first and largest institutionally-managed funds offered for real estate investors committed to preserving affordable rental housing in the...

Women in Leadership Program Fosters Inclusion and Diversity at People’s United

People’s United Bank employees actively foster an environment of inclusion, a shared goal honoring the diversity of our communities, our customers, and our culture. This fundamental belief in the importance of inclusion and diversity sparked the formation of the People’s United Bank Women in Leadership (WIL) program in 2015. Now, with more...

Unum Helps Spread Holiday Cheer

Each year Unum employees provide gifts to hundreds of people in need through the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults in Chattanooga, TN. The Partnership is a comprehensive agency dedicated to “empowering people to build better lives” through professional counseling, crisis intervention, education and prevention services. Unum...

LPL Financial Brings Career Skills Training to Underserved Students in Charlotte

For the third year, the LPL Financial Foundation partnered with Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, Communities In Schools, and Johnson C. Smith Foster Care Initiative to host an educational symposium for underserved high school students. During the fall symposium, dozens of LPL employee volunteers from our new Carolinas campus donated their...

Allstate Celebrates 40 Years of Giving Back in Communities Across the U.S.

For four decades, Allstate employees and agency owners have been a force for good for their neighbors, customers and communities through the company’s Helping Hands program. With 113 chapters throughout the U.S., they’ve painted classrooms, planted community gardens, packed care kits, and so much more. Taking care of their communities comes...

BMO Graduates Are on Their Way to Financial Success

Congratulations Graduates! 25 area high school students graduated from the BMO Harris Financial Literacy Leadership (FLLI) Institute in Chicago. Hosted by DePaul University’s Graduate School of Management and sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, the six-week program features skill-building lectures taught by DePaul faculty, field trips to financial...

Expo Emprende Puerto Rico, Fostering Entrepreneurship in Middle and High School Students

Echar Pa’lante is a multisectorial alliance powered by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico. The initiative’s objective is to accelerate the development of a global entrepreneurship and innovation culture in Puerto Rico to help restore growth. For the second consecutive year, Echar Pa’lante held the Expo Emprende Puerto Rico event where more than...

Lend a Hand Program—Credit Risk Team Initiative

At The PrivateBank, we believe that volunteerism is a valuable investment in our neighborhoods and the families who call them home. Our team members are dedicated to the communities in which they work and live and our belief in providing Helping Hands and Caring Hearts. They provide countless hours of their time to organizations and […]

Wells Fargo History Museum Helps Revitalize Downtown Des Moines

New museum is a key ingredient in the city’s redevelopment When a fire destroyed the historic Younkers building in downtown Des Moines in March 2014, it seemed to put the city’s redevelopment plan for the area on hold, including a $5.6 million streetscape plan and transformation that was supposed to launch. However, the Iowa community...

W!SE Holds 14th National MoneyPOWER Conference

Working in Support of Education (w!se) held its 14th National MoneyPOWER Financial Literacy Conference in New York City on November 8th. The conference provides an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to deepen their knowledge of personal finance. Conference attendees were treated to a day of engaging workshops and presentations to...

M&T Bank, Operation Hope, Inc. Present Get Smart About Credit at Coppin Academy High School

During a week of training in Baltimore, 56 members of M&T Bank’s Sales Development Program (SDP) from all over the bank’s footprint took a morning off to volunteer at the Get Smart About Credit event at Coppin Academy High School. Members of the SDP taught more than 200 students in the 9th through 12th grades […]

U.S. Bank Employees Invest in Humankind – Raising $8.4 Million for United Way

On an early September morning, Eunice Bragais, U.S. Bank Wealth Management Trust Relationship Manager, drove past the office where she normally works and instead drove to Mount Miguel High School in San Diego. It was there where she and 11 of her colleagues helped more than 100 sophomores, juniors and seniors learn how to dress […]

BB&T Financial Foundations Program Expansion

The BB&T Financial Foundations Program, powered by EverFi, is a highly successful, web-based, financial education resource and now available throughout the BB&T footprint. BB&T recently announced it is expanding the program – which teaches students how to comprehend and work with the principles of personal finance – at no cost to...

USDA and Bank of America Partner to Launch Community Facilities Relending Program to Assist Impoverished Neighborhoods

he United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Bank of America announced a relending program to provide more than $400 million in long-term, low-cost financing for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) working in impoverished rural communities. The Uplift America Community Facilities Relending Program will facilitate the...

Synovus Collects More Than 10,000 “Over and Under” Items for Local Agencies

Synovus team members collected new and gently-used “over” items — coats, jackets, blankets, and umbrellas — and new undergarments for adults and children during the company’s “Over and Under” drive in October. More than 70 community organizations across Synovus’ five-state footprint received “Over and Under” items, including...

Lincoln Financial Volunteers Support Nonprofits During United Way Days of Caring

Building strong, vital communities is not only intrinsic to our values; it’s our responsibility. It is one of the core principles upon which Lincoln Financial Group was built, and employees are empowered to participate in volunteer activities that support the communities where they live and work. This is particularly evident during the annual...

No Barriers Warrior to Summits Program Helps Veterans Face New Battles on the Home Front

Wells Fargo recently sat down with a group of veterans with disabilities to listen to the challenges they’re facing around career transition, finding sustainable housing, and financial education – the three focus areas of Wells Fargo’s commitment to service members, veterans, and their families. The veterans, who come from a variety of...

TD Bank Introduces Financial Education Learning Center to YouthBuild Philly

On Oct. 4, TD Bank introduced its new Financial Education Learning Center to Philadelphia based Charter School YouthBuild Philly. The new platform, developed by leading education technology company Everfi, Inc., is designed to appeal to and meet the needs of adults at any stage of life with a wide range of financial concerns, and provides...

Santander and ICIC Help Local Business Owners Plan for Success

Santander Bank partnered with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to support its 2016 Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program, designed to accelerate growth and access to capital for small business owners and entrepreneurs. This year, thirty Santander employees volunteered to serve as financial education coaches and panelists,...

KeyBank Launches $16.5 Billion National Community Benefits Plan

Balancing mission and margin continues to be a focal point of KeyBank. Through this approach, KeyBank has learned that support for communities does not have to come at the expense of making money. Earlier this year, KeyBank launched a $16.5 billion National Community Benefits Plan designed to drive transformative change in communities. The plan...

PNC Helps Turn a Classroom Into a Bank Branch

Sixth-grade students at Shaler Area Elementary School in Pennsylvania apply their math skills as they run a school bank within their classroom. When asked why he goes to the bank, 4th grader Elliott Inscho said, “I go to the bank so I can save money to get something that I want to buy when I […]

Bank of America/USA TODAY Research Sheds New Light on Young Americans’ Financial Readiness

Young Americans who came of age during the Great Recession are not feeling prepared to deal with money matters, according to the latest Bank of America/USA TODAY Better Money Habits® Report. While the majority of respondents cited financial independence as the defining quality of adulthood, only one-quarter characterized themselves as adults at...

Large Numbers of Volunteers Fan Out Across BBVA Compass’ Footprint

BBVA Compass volunteers recently doubled down on efforts to give back to communities across the bank’s footprint. BBVA Compass’ second Day of Service in 2016 was held the week of Oct. 24. The event encouraged volunteers in 27 markets to choose a day during the week to hold special volunteer events for small businesses and […]

Wells Fargo Team Members Contribute $98.8M in Charitable Contributions in 2016

$60.7M contributed to 30k nonprofits during September Community Support Campaign alone  Wells Fargo team members recently pledged $60.7 million to 30,000 charitable organizations and recorded 318,000 volunteer hours during the company’s 2016 Community Support Campaign. This important Wells Fargo initiative, occurring each year in September,...

TSYS Team Members in Tempe Donate Water

Tempe office donates more than 50,134 bottles of water to help homeless  TSYS team members in Tempe, Ariz. collected the equivalent of 50,134 bottles of water during the hot summer months for the St. Vincent de Paul Water Drive, which provides bottled water to the homeless in central and northern Arizona. With summer temperatures in […]

TD Bank Launches New Financial Education Learning Platform

TD Bank recently launched an exciting, new TD Bank Learning Center, which provides financial education and advice to customers to help them learn more about personal finance. The new platform, developed by Everfi, Inc., a leading education technology company, is designed to appeal to and meet the needs of adults at any stage of life […]

Bank of Hawaii Helps to Preserve Ahupuaʻa ʻO Kahana State Park

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Bank of Hawaii set a volunteer record for its 11th annual Community Service Day, with 246 volunteers participating in three service activities. The volunteers, called the Bankoh Blue Crew, helped preserve, sustain and beautify Ahupuaʻa ʻO Kahana State Park on Oahu. An ahupuaʻa is an area of specifically designated land...

Regions Bank Brings “Inner City Capital Connections” to Urban Entrepreneurs

For the third year in a row — and in a third major city within its service area — Regions Bank brought free financial seminars and potential access to investment capital to small business owners who want to expand their operations. Building on past successes in Memphis, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala., Regions recently sponsored an […]

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Uses Financial Empowerment to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is at an epidemic level in this country as one in four women will experience it in her lifetime. While most people think of physical abuse, financial abuse occurs in 99 percent of all cases of domestic violence. It’s an invisible weapon that keeps victims trapped in homes that feel more like prisons. […]

SunTrust Weathers Hurricane Matthew to Support its Clients and Communities

What makes SunTrust teammates among the best in the industry? For starters, it’s how hard they work to make sure their clients feel financial confidence in the midst of adversity. Case in point: Columbus Day, a bank holiday for many, but not for dedicated SunTrust teammates in or around certain areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew. […]

Fifth Annual Raymond James Cares Month Continues to Grow, Reflects Culture of Giving

Raymond James financial advisors and associates volunteered a record number of hours in support of the firm’s annual Raymond James Cares Month in August. More than 2,200 professionals in 102 local communities across 31 states contributed 6,562 hours to benefit 145 organizations. Raymond James Cares is a firm-wide community-service program that...

Comerica Bank – Raising Expectations of What a Bank Can Be

Comerica embraces its critical role in the communities it serves and acknowledges that its success is intertwined with theirs. Comerica Bank is committed to corporate social responsibility. Its volunteer program supports corporate objectives for success by improving the lives of individuals, groups and the communities in which it does business...

Caterpillar Financial Employees Ride for a Good Cause

On September 17, more than 25 Cat Financial employees and friends from the Nashville office braved a rainy Saturday morning to ride for a good cause at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Cycle for Life. The event was internally sponsored by the company’s wellness program, which helped to provide training rides and motivation for employees...

Allstate Changing the World for Good Through WE Day

As the National Title Sponsor Allstate brought together young change-makers for WE Day Minnesota. More than 18,000 students from area schools, alongside inspirational speakers, world-renowned performers and presenters were on hand at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center to celebrate their commitment to taking action on local and global causes. See how...

Over 500 Discover Volunteers Partner with KaBOOM! to Build Children’s Playground

Over 500 volunteers from Discover joined forces with KaBOOM! and built two new playgrounds in a single day in the communities of Zion and Park City in Lake County, Illinois. The designs for each playground were based on children’s drawings created at special design events this summer. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to the […]

Toyota Celebrates Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year!

In 2015, Toyota became a Signature Partner of the Youth of the Year program, demonstrating a commitment to BGCA’s industry-leading youth leadership platform. Toyota provides financial support for scholarships, a Toyota vehicle for the national winner, and support from Toyota team members across the country. This year, 18 team members served as...

Junior Achievement® Inspires the Next Generation to Transform “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

Only two in five adults use a budget and one in three has some level of debt in collections. Junior Achievement is committed to empowering students with the tools to improve their circumstances and the vision to see what’s possible if they work hard and dream big. Since 1919, JA has taught kids around the […]

MUFG Strengthens the Friendship Between the United States and Japan

In July and early August of 2016, MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) welcomed a group of 20 middle and high school students to Southern California to experience a cultural exchange as part of the TOMODACHI-MUFG International Exchange Program. The term TOMODACHI means “friends” in Japanese. For the past five years, MUFG has supported this...

PNC Arts Alive Initiative Provides $13 Million in Grants

PNC believes that the arts are an economic driver – creating jobs, boosting tourism and connecting with broader audiences to help sustain arts organizations and invigorate the business districts around them. When support for the arts waned at the height of the economic downturn in 2009, PNC introduced a ground-breaking program in...

BMO Harris Bank Provides Housing Guidance to Community Members at the 2016 Fiesta del Sol

This summer, BMO Harris Bank employees joined over 1 million Chicagoans at the 44th annual Fiesta del Sol in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood. Held annually since 1972, the four day, family-friendly event is the largest Latino festival in the Midwest. The event is organized by the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council to fundraise for local...

Unum Helps Build Education/Business Partnerships

Six years ago, Unum reached out to the Commissioner of Education in Maine and asked how the company could partner with the State to continue its support of education. The answer was to support the current leaders in public education. Within a few months, a curriculum was developed with a nonprofit partner, and educators were […]

TSYS Gives 2,404 Backpacks to United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley

TSYS team members in Columbus collected 2,404 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the 2016 United Way Stuff the Bus school supply drive, doubling the goal of 1,200. The backpacks will be given to children in the community with the greatest need. “None of this is possible without all of you,” Erica Walker said at […]

Citi Volunteers Join ServiceWorks AmeriCorps VISTAs to Participate in the Largest 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance Activity in NYC

This past Sunday, 300 Citi volunteers recognized the 15th anniversary of September 11th by giving back to their community. Volunteers helped prepare 500,000 meals for New Yorkers in need as part of the annual September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. This day was established to honor those who were lost on 9/11 and […]

LPL Hosts Career Mentorship Luncheon for College Students in San Diego

The spirit of service was in the air as LPL Financial advisors, employees, sponsors, and community volunteers came together for a career mentorship luncheon. Each year, LPL kicks off their Focus conference, their largest conference attended by thousands of advisors, with a service project to give back to their local community. Nearly one hundred...

The SunTrust Foundation Focuses on Alleviating Financial Stress on College Campuses

Financial problems remain the top reason most students drop out of a college or university. According to the SunTrust National Financial Confidence Poll, one in two millennials has student loans, and one in four owes $25,000 or more. The SunTrust Foundation seeks to alleviate students’ financial stress and focuses much of its giving on...

Bank of the West Launches New Community Ambassador Position

This year Bank of the West announced a new Community Ambassador role that embeds a full-time team member within a nonprofit for one year. The position builds on the bank’s strategy to advance cross-sector collaboration with the nonprofit industry by sharing knowledge, community networks and professional skills, and also to gain deeper insights...

State Farm Bank® Delivers Financial Education and Backpacks to Students

State Farm Bank ensures students start the new school year with financial education and new backpacks filled with supplies. State Farm Bank has sponsored and provided backpacks full of supplies to the Back 2 School Alliance’s Backpack Giveaway Party for seven years. Through an annual associate-driven school supply drive, State Farm associates...

Allstate’s Partnership with WE Schools Empowers Youth across the U.S.

Allstate believes good starts young. Just ask the tens of thousands of Allstate agency owners and employees rallying to make sure youth across the country have the opportunity to learn leadership, critical thinking and collaboration skills; build character and confidence; achieve academic success; and become engaged citizens. So what does Allstate...

SFE&PD: A National Leader in Financial Education and Professional Development Initiatives

The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFE&PD) is a leading financial literacy and professional development nonprofit organization on a mission to enhance financial and economic literacy in the United States. For nearly 20 years, SFE&PD has spearheaded successful financial education initiatives in...

Toyota Financial Services Celebrates Teachers and Students

TFS team members volunteered to pack supply kits for teachers in their local communities. TFS Thanks Teachers is a way for the company to show its appreciation for the positive influence teachers have on local youth while providing them with classroom and school supplies. In its second year, the program grew from one TFS location […]

BB&T and University of Texas at San Antonio Partner to Help Nonprofits

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business received a grant from BB&T to support paid internship opportunities for 12 business students at San Antonio nonprofits. Working to advance the areas of community economic development, children and youth, education and literacy and social justice, BB&T selected six nonprofit...

#LiveBright: Spreading Kindness During BBVA Compass’ 100 Days of Brightness

BBVA Compass employees are getting a chance to give back to their communities. Bank employees have been participating in 100 Days of Brightness, a summer-long initiative designed to create smiles through random acts of kindness. The campaign, which runs from June 1 through September 8, continues last year’s Bank it Forward efforts to bring BBVA...

Making Community Possible

Earlier this year, U.S. Bank launched the Community Possible Relay complete with a mobile baton – the Big Blue Bus. The goal of the relay was to revitalize volunteerism and inspire 153,000 volunteers, which represents 1,000 volunteers for each year the bank has been in business. The relay was led by two team captains Dixcy […]

Synovus Interns Teach Financial Literacy at Youth Community Center

This summer, Synovus hired a dozen college students for 10-week paid internships in information technology, corporate banking and community banking. Along with providing meaningful work and exposure to a career in banking, an important objective of Synovus’ internship program is immersion in the company’s culture — especially community...

Bank of America Investing $40 Million to Build Pathways to Success for Youth

Keeping teens on track and providing pathways for future success is critically important to building thriving communities and developing the nation’s future workforce. Unfortunately today, there are nearly 6 million young people who are disconnected from work or school, with no concrete plans for the future. Research shows that early employment...

The SunTrust Foundation Helps Build Financial Confidence for Families With Children With Special Needs

In partnership with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, the SunTrust Foundation recently funded the development of a new Special Needs Financial Planning Tool Kit, a resource designed to answer the most pressing financial questions facing families of people with autism and other disabilities. The kit,...

Jump$tart Coalition Ensuring Tomorrow’s Leaders Are Financially Capable

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a nonprofit focused on educating and empowering a financially capable youth. Led by President and CEO Laura Levine, Jump$tart works with numerous partners in government, corporate, education and the nonprofit sector. Several of Jump$tart’s projects include Clearinghouse, an online database...

PNC Shares the Power of Words in Atlanta

The first five years of life are a magical time, when the world is full of wonder and possibilities. It’s also a time of opportunity, when young minds begin absorbing knowledge that forms the basis for all learning. That’s why The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. created PNC Grow Up Great and PNC Crezca con […]

KeyBank Named One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Corporations in America

In June, KeyBank was recognized as one of the most community-minded companies in the nation, and named to the Points of Light’s “Civic 50” list, for the third time. The Civic 50 sets a national standard and creates a roadmap for companies seeking to best use their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality […]

Bank of the West Opens the First HOPE Inside Center in Colorado

This spring Bank of the West opened Colorado’s first HOPE Inside Center in collaboration with nonprofit Operation HOPE to support the economic well-being of the greater Denver community. The Center houses a certified financial counselor who provides financial education training in the areas of first-time homeownership, small business development...

Regions Partners With Academy Prep Centers to Serve Students in the Tampa Bay Area

Regions Bank maintains an ongoing relationship with Academy Prep Centers for Education, two charter schools run by a nonprofit organization in urban areas of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. These college-preparatory middle schools — whose mission is to inspire and empower students from low-income families to become future community leaders...

Ally Sponsored Financial Literacy Series Wins Michigan EMMY Award

The Ally Financial sponsored “Get Smart with Your Money” television spots recently won a Michigan EMMY in the Community/Public Service (PSA) category. The five vignettes were created by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) based on Ally’s financial literacy education program, Wallet Wise. The videos teach the basic money concepts found in the...

Caterpillar Financial Makes Home Ownership A Reality For Local Family

In March and April, a group of 77 volunteers from Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and Cat dealer Thompson Machinery spent a couple weekends wearing hard hats and swinging hammers for a great cause in the Nashville, Tennessee community. Cat Financial and Thompson Machinery sponsored four days to build a house in partnership with Habitat...

Over 4,000 Employees Take Part in BMO’s Annual Volunteer Day

Eye-catching BMO blue t-shirts made it easy to spot thousands of BMO Harris Bank employees as they were welcomed by more than 250 United Way and non-profit organizations across North America. The projects had diverse aims, but shared a common purpose: to give people and communities facing tough challenges an extra boost. More than 4,000 […]

Over 85,000 Give Back on Citi’s 11th Annual Global Community Day

On Saturday, June 11th and in the days leading up to it, over 85,000 Citi employees, alumni, clients, family and friends turned out in 500+ cities across 91 countries to volunteer on service projects ranging from urban revitalization to literacy and education, career readiness, environmental conservation and disaster relief. Since the inaugural...

CIT Employees Focus On The Future

CIT celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Employee Volunteer Program (EVP). Since 2006, over 11,000 CIT employees have contributed more than 60,000 hours to more than 1,000 worthy causes throughout CIT’s 40 offices. Employees in CIT offices around the world host food drives, raise money for non-profits, clean up local parks, plant community...

TSYS Teaches Financial Literacy Through “Project Cookie Jar”

What does a cookie jar have in common with financial literacy? A lot more than you might think. TSYS recently joined forces with a local Girls Inc. chapter to bring fundamentals of financial literacy to local teen girls, and while the average teenager might not be interested in a course on personal finance, a cookie […]

Santander Bank Colleagues Celebrated “We Are Santander Week” by Volunteering in the Community

On June 13th, 20 Santander colleagues spent part of the day engaging elementary school children — or as the nonprofit calls them “Achievers” to reinforce their belief that they will succeed — in activities designed to help them think about their futures and the different types of businesses they would start, if they were old […]

Popular, Inc. at the Forefront of Technology

Programming is a solid base that opens doors to a world of possibilities. In keeping with their tradition of innovation and building communities, Popular, Inc.’s Digital Strategy and Innovation Division offers the D-Coding Programming Workshops. Since the workshop launch in 2015, more than 600 students, between the ages of 13-18, from public and...

State Farm® Celebrates 10 Years of Service Through the Community Partnership Program

Celebrating 10 years of Service through the Community Partnership Program (CPP), State Farm has provided an opportunity for 105 Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) students to contribute over 16,800 hours of service to nonprofit organizations in Central Illinois. Since 2006, State Farm and IWU have partnered with the Action Research Center (ARC) to...

Voya Financial Hosts Third Annual National Day of Service

Voya Financial is committed to unifying employees around the mission of serving others in our communities. One of the most visible ways that Voya demonstrates this commitment is through its National Day of Service (NDOS) – a company-wide initiative designed to make a meaningful impact in the communities where Voya employees and customers live...

Students Honored at 2016 w!se Scholars’ Reception

On Friday, June 10th, Working in Support of Education (w!se) hosted its annual Scholars’ Reception to honor high school students who earned a score of 95% or higher on w!se’s 2015-16 national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test. The Test is administered nationally each year in high schools that participate in w!se’s Financial...

ThanksUSA Launches $100 Million Strong Campaign for Military Families

After reaching a milestone of awarding $10 million in scholarships to military families in its first decade, ThanksUSA launched $100 Million Strong, a new campaign to grant more than 25,000 scholarships to military spouses and children in need over the next 10 years. ThanksUSA president Kevin Schmiegel explains, “With 700,000 spouses and more...

MUFG Employees Celebrate 25 years of Support for the March of Dimes

Every spring for the last 25 years, employees from MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation across the country have united for an important cause: raising funds for the March of Dimes. This year, employees raised nearly $40,000 bringing the 25-year total employee...

Fifth Third Bank Goes to Work in the Community

During Financial Literacy month and national Small Business Week, Fifth Third Bank reached 15,780 individuals through workshops, seminars and training sessions, which were designed for low- and moderate-income census tracts, low- and moderate-income families and small business owners. More than 200 financial empowerment events were held across the...

Synovus Delivers 200,000 Bottles in Here Matters Bottled Water Drive

Team members at all 28 of Synovus’ locally-branded bank divisions and all corporate departments collected more than 204,000 bottles of water during the company’s Here Matters Bottled Water Drive June 6-10. More than 40 organizations throughout Synovus’ five-state footprint will receive bottled water shipments during the summer months. In...

Eighth Annual BB&T Lighthouse Project

The BB&T Lighthouse Project continues to provide an opportunity to live out our mission of helping make our communities better places to live and work. Associates partner with local nonprofit organizations to determine the greatest needs in their communities. Teams receive funding in addition to time away from the office to lend a helping...

BBVA Compass Hosts First Annual Day of Service

It’s a new day for volunteering at BBVA Compass. The bank recently hosted its first Day of Service, designed to provide team members with opportunities to address specific community needs and make a bigger impact across the bank’s footprint. Two Day of Service campaigns – one in the summer and the other coming in the […]

KeyBank’s Annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day Helps 700 Organizations

KeyBank’s 26th Annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day took place May 25, 2016. Nearly 50 percent of bank employees participated in the day of volunteerism, supported by paid time off. Two-thirds of Key’s branches closed at noon, while the remaining stayed open for clients, as employees volunteered at 700 community organizations in the 15...

Transamerica Volunteers Help Middle-Schoolers Learn About Financial Security

The fair is a culmination of a year-long financial literacy and career exploration course. After choosing a career and corresponding salary, the students used their monthly paycheck to make “purchases” at the fair on necessities such as transportation, utilities and food, as well as entertainment and other discretionary expenses. The...

Ally Financial Supports Feeding America With Summer Campaign

Ally Financial kicked off its #TenPercentMore campaign – from June 16 – 30, Ally will match 10 percent of donations made to Feeding America, as well as donate $10 for every Twitter or Facebook engagement related to the program. “The summer can be a fun and exciting time, but when school is out, more than […]

The People’s United Community Foundation Conducts a Free Strategic Planning Workshop

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, conducted a free nonprofit workshop for its grant recipients at People’s United Bank headquarters in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The People’s United Community Foundation Nonprofit Workshop – created for CEO’s, Executive Directors, Board Chairs and...

Regions Bank Associates Step Up Financial Education Outreach Efforts

Regions Bank provides financial education through a wide variety of outlets, ranging from partnerships with Junior Achievement, EverFi, Scholastic and other organizations, to onsite visits with employees at their workplaces, to online classes offered through the bank’s website. Some results of this ongoing outreach during the past year include:...

TD Bank Supports Special Olympics With Financial Education Programs

TD Bank understands that Financial Education is important for everyone at all ages and abilities. That’s why TD Bank recently partnered with the local New Jersey chapter of Special Olympics to provide financial education lessons to local Special Olympics athletes and their caregivers. More than 30 TD Bank employee volunteers spent the...

City National Colleagues Set Record Workplace Giving Total of $1.3 Million for Charitable Organizations

City National colleagues have a history of perennially giving to good causes and then – every May – they somehow manage to dig even deeper as part of the bank’s annual Workplace Giving Campaign. This year was no exception, as colleagues together raised a record $1.3 million! May 1 marked the start of City National’s […]

Toyota Financial Services Celebrates a Decade of Its Scholarship Program

The cost of tuition can be a concern for many college-bound students and their families. And, those costs continue to rise. For the last decade, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has partnered with local and national nonprofits to provide financial support, educational opportunities, and development resources for underserved youth through its Making...

Unum Volunteers Renovate Flood-Ravaged Home

Historic rainfalls in South Carolina in October 2015 dampened and destroyed a lot of real property but thanks to about 140 volunteers from Colonial Life, a Columbia resident’s house is a home again. Cathern Davis’ home was already on a Home Works of America, Inc. waiting list before the flood. However, the October rains came […]

Voya Financial Elevates Teachers’ Voices as Presenting Sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year Program

Voya Financial believes that education is the key to healthy communities, which in turn fosters the sustainability and growth of the economy. This belief drives Voya’s support of children’s education and financial literacy. Last month, Voya celebrated the announcement of the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes. Voya is the...

IBERIABANK Reaches 4,200 Students with Financial Literacy Effort

IBERIABANK, the 129-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, recently joined forces with schools across six states to participate in American Bankers Association’s (ABA), Teach Children to Save Campaign. Over 115 IBERIABANK associates from commercial, retail, senior management, finance, marketing and other departments volunteered to teach...

More Than 300 LPL Financial Employees Volunteered in May

During May Serve Days, LPL’s largest annual volunteer effort, hundreds of the firm’s employees volunteered in their local communities. More than 300 employees took part in over 40 volunteer projects hosted in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. In Boston, almost 60% of LPL’s workforce joined together with community partner City Year Boston to...

Transamerica’s Outreach to Aging Community Yields Valuable Resources

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease, and one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. The toll the disease takes is exacerbated by the financial and emotional costs borne by families and their caregivers. Seeing its impact on customers and...

State Farm Bank Employees Mentor YouthBuild Students and Teach Financial Literacy

Led by Alicia Lenard, Director of Development at the McLean county center in Illinois, YouthBuild takes a holistic approach with their students, not only educating them but becoming full time mentors; guiding them along the pathways toward living productive lives and becoming leaders in their community. State Farm Bank shares these values with...

John Deere Financial Helps Parents Learn Important Financial Skills

Imagine you’re a new U.S. citizen. You struggle to speak English. Basic conversations with teachers or doctors are difficult. And you don’t know how to open a bank account, use a debit card, or balance a checkbook. To address these needs, over 30 John Deere Financial volunteers collaborated with their company diversity and inclusion network...

BMO Harris Bank Celebrates ‘Talk With Our Kids About Money Day’

In celebration of ‘Talk With Our Kids About Money Day’ and Money Smart Week, employees from across the BMO Harris Bank helped start conversations about money with kids by participating in special financial literacy events across the U.S. Powered by BMO and in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, ‘Talk...

U.S. Bank Launches Community Possible Relay Focused on Work, Home and Play: Nationwide Effort to Revitalize the Spirit of Community

U.S. Bank officially launched the Community Possible Relay, a nationwide initiative aimed to inspire 153,000+ volunteers across the country to take part in rebuilding and revitalizing their communities. The three-month, 12,000 mile relay will include volunteer activities centered around work, home and play, the three focus areas of the bank’s...

Santander Bank Teams up With Junior Achievement to Volunteer in Schools

April was National Financial Literacy Month and Santander Bank teamed up with Junior Achievement (JA) to volunteer in schools throughout the Bank’s Northeast footprint. Nearly 70 Santander Bank colleagues taught the “JA in a Day” curriculum in local elementary schools throughout the month of April. Class topics ranged from basic...

Webster Awards $80,000 to Nonprofits as Part of 80th Anniversary

Webster Bank awarded $1,000 each to 80 nonprofit organizations – for a total of $80,000 – as part of its employee volunteer campaign to help celebrate the bank’s 80th anniversary. The banker volunteer initiative, “80 Days of Giving,” was launched October 11, 2015 and offered bankers the opportunity to earn $1,000 for the nonprofit of...

City National Partners With a Top Education Tech Company as Part of Financial Literacy Month

City National has partnered with Ever-Fi Inc., to expand its Dollars + Sense financial literacy program with a new digital curriculum that includes a financial course designed to provide students with the skills to make financial decisions. This new digital financial education program, which debuted last month at Compton High School in Los...

Toyota Financial Services Employees Drive Financial Futures!

At Toyota Financial Services (TFS), we know the importance of understanding credit and the economic opportunities that go hand-in-hand with financial capability. We believe that companies should be active in helping empower communities by providing access to financial tools and resources. Each year, beginning in April, we employ the talents and...

State Farm® Employees Mentor K-12 STEM Students

State Farm is engaging K-12 students to generate excitement, interest, and participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by providing students with early exposure to technology capabilities, building excitement, and showcasing the possibilities in STEM related courses to ensure students are ready for the globally...

The PrivateBank Hosts EPIC Academy Charter School Students

Providing opportunities for career exploration is an important part of The PrivateBank mission of seeking to create stronger, more stable communities. The PrivateBank partners with EPIC Academy Charter School and its “Intensives” program to help area students. EPIC Academy Charter School is located in South Chicago and was founded and...

TD Bank Supports Students and Employees During Financial Literacy Month and Beyond

TD Bank believes financial education is important at any age and continuing education is the key to financial success. This belief is what drives TD Bank to continue to provide financial education lessons and resources year after year to customers, employees and the community. TD Bank kicked off Financial Literacy Month with WOW! Zone classes...

Union Bank and AHA Celebrate 30-Year Collaboration of Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke with First-Ever Rose Parade Float

Union Bank kicked off 2016 with a first-ever float in the 127th Rose Parade® in Pasadena. In collaboration with longtime community partner the American Heart Association (AHA), the Union of Hearts float was a burst of color, song and dance that brought more than 40 Union Bank employees and AHA volunteers together to promote a […]

Fifth Third Bank Supports VITA Programs

Over the past few months, Fifth Third Bank has partnered with local organizations and government agencies to reach unbanked and under-banked consumers in its communities. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Fifth Third employee volunteers promoted and supported free tax preparation services in Fifth Third banking centers...

BB&T Partnering To Help End Homelessness

The faces of homelessness today often include struggling families with hungry children. BB&T launched its homelessness outreach program in 2012 after seeing a disconcerting “60 Minutes” segment about thousands of homeless children in Orlando, Fla. BB&T has helped more than 40,000 homeless students and their families in Central Florida...

More Than $65,000 Raised Through Unum Corporate Food Drive

An enterprise-wide event, Unum’s Cash & Cans food drive took place from March 14-22 and engaged employees from Portland, Maine, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Columbia, South Carolina, Worcester, Massachusetts, Glendale, California and the UK and Ireland. The weeklong drive raised more than $65,000 in corporate and individual employee donations and...

Webster Bank Employees Raise Record Amount for United Way Campaign

The Webster Bank Employee United Way Campaign is among the most significant ways its bankers demonstrate that helping others in the community is what matters most. Yet again, they showed what it means to Live United by raising a record-breaking $1.4 million for the 2015 Employee United Way Campaign The amount raised includes an increase […]

Operation HOPE Hosts the HOPE Global Forums

Under the backdrop of the Martin Luther King weekend, this year’s HOPE Global Forum will Reimagine the Global Economy, focusing on inclusive economics that engage and empower the global community. The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR ) members and HOPE Partners – Wells Fargo, Sun Trust, JP Morgan Chase Co., Bank Of America, Capital One,...

Wells Fargo’s Volunteer Leave Program Empowers Team Members to Make Significant Impacts

Wells Fargo’s Volunteer Leave Program was established in 1976 and is open to team members who have been with the company for five years among other criteria. Team members are chosen annually based on their personal commitment to the organization, their proposed project, and the potential impact that their project goals will have on addressing...

BMO Harris Team Helps Students Build Saving Skills During the Holidays

BMO Harris Financial Corp. CEO Christopher Begy and other BMO Harris Bank team members joined forces this holiday season to help young students in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area grow their money skills. FSR Corporate Social Responsibility Vice President Judy Chapa joined the BMO Harris team to cover the story. Watch the full video here. While...

Discover Cares Volunteers Build 23rd Playground

Discover and KaBOOM! have partnered for over 10 years to bring 23 new playgrounds to local communities. For the second year in a row, nearly 200 Discover corporate finance employees, along with 60 community volunteers, came together to build a playground at Hayt Elementary School in the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago. The volunteers built a...

Fifth Third Bank Hosts the Chicago Small Business Bus Tour

Fifth Third Bank understands the importance of small business and its impact on communities and the economy. In support of the local small business community, Fifth Third Bank Chicago led the Chicago Small Business Bus Tour, offering a myriad of resources to business owners and entrepreneurs. Utilizing the Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment...

KeyBank Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion

KeyBank is dedicated to honoring and fostering diversity and inclusion within its workforce and communities. In December, Key celebrated external recognition of its successful approach from two important organizations. Key achieved its eighth annual perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality...

BBVA Compass Project Blue Elf Impacts 5,000 Students Across 27 Markets

The BBVA Compass Foundation’s annual Project Blue Elf initiative is promoting financial literacy and delivering toys to more than 5,000 students in low- to moderate-income areas across 27 markets this month. The bank more than doubled the reach of its signature holiday initiative, now in its third year, over the two previous years, providing...

MUFG Employees Make the Environment a Priority

From coast to coast, MUFG employees are committed to environmental conservation. For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) employees in New York City participated in park cleanup events as part of MUFG’s Global Volunteer Month. On a Saturday morning in November, more than 40 MUFG employees from...

Lighting the Way to Financial Wellbeing: One Home for a Hero at a Time

SunTrust has taken on a special mission: to give back to military veterans and their families through a SunTrust Mortgage program called “Homes for Heroes.” Partnering with the Military Warriors Support Foundation, SunTrust provides mortgage-free homes as well as three years of financial education and counseling to wounded veterans. The...

Assurant Employees Spread Joy and Good Cheer Throughout the Holidays

Colleagues across Assurant are making spirits bright this holiday season. While donating to those less fortunate, they’re also delivering smiles. “During the holidays and year-round, Assurant employees demonstrate the importance of giving back to the community. With their generosity and support of hometown charities, they embody the true...

LPL Partners With JA for Career Success

For the second year, the LPL Financial Foundation partnered with Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), Communities In Schools and Johnson C. Smith Foster Care Initiative to host an educational symposium for underserved area high school students. At the event this month, dozens of Charlotte, N.C.-based LPL employee volunteers donated...

The PrivateBank Promotes Financial Literacy During 4th Annual Volunteer Day

On November 20, 2015, more than 400 volunteers from The PrivateBank visited schools in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Louis to teach important lessons in financial literacy as part of its fourth-annual All-Team Volunteer Day. A key part of The PrivateBank mission is to help build strong communities. Recognizing the important role good...

Santander Bank Help Formerly Homeless Individuals Settle into Their New Homes

On December 4, Santander Bank’s Change Management team spent part of the day supporting the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) in its mission to end homelessness. MHSA uses an innovative model that provides housing and supportive services to homeless individuals in Massachusetts. Santander’s Change Management team collected...

State Farm Bank® Brings Innovation Expertise to Local Nonprofits

State Farm Bank is bringing lessons it has learned in creating innovative solutions to local nonprofits based on their defined needs. Working with the Community Health Care Clinic (CHCC), five areas of solution exploration were determined: 1. Social media use, 2. Text and technology use in fundraising, 3. Increasing engagement of medical...

Trustmark Donates Over 5,000 Children’s Books to Pages of Love

Largest Single Donation Given to Date Trustmark collected more than 5,000 books in the month of October during its company-wide book drive for Pages of Love, a nonprofit organization that collects and redistributes new and gently used children’s books. The books will be distributed for the benefit of children throughout Trustmark’s marketplace...

People’s United Bank Joins Financial Literacy Summit

Connecticut, one of the wealthiest states in the Northeast, is also one of the worst in terms of its student financial literacy outreach, receiving failing grades from the Center for Financial Literacy in Vermont and the Council for Economic Education in two recent, nationwide studies. In an effort to find new ways to improve the […]

TSYS Raises $1,715,000 for the United Way

TSYS team members put their Dreams in Action and raised and pledged $1,715,000 across the company during the 2015 TSYS United Way Campaign. The grand total includes the $1,376,000 that team members at TSYS’ headquarters in Columbus, Ga. raised/pledged for the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley. These totals, revealed at a celebration at...

Bank of the West Celebrates 6th Annual Philanthropy Awards

Bank of the West proudly announced the winners of its sixth annual Philanthropy Awards, awarding $100,000 each to Lava Mae and Barrio Logan College Institute. Through these awards, the Bank honors organizations that are making strides to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. Since 2010, the Bank has awarded more than $1...

SER National Partners with Coca-Cola to Support Women’s Empowerment

The partnership between SER National and Coca-Cola facilitates the SER MUJER program on women’s empowerment. It provides financial literacy, job training, entrepreneurship and business development training to women. The program offers support to aspiring female entrepreneurs in Dallas/Ft. Worth, District of Columbia (DC), Fresno, Los Angeles,...

Capital One Gives Communities a ‘Future Edge’ with $150 Million in Grants

Giving back to our communities is at the core of what we do at Capital One, and it’s one of the many reasons Capital One is a great place to work. During October 26-30, Capital One hosted OneWeek 2015, a week-long celebration of our commitment to community. Capital One associates took the opportunity to get […]

WISER Forum Features the iOme Challenge Winners

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) hosted the iOme Challenge at a June 25th forum, “Expanding Savings & Retirement Opportunities: Federal and State Solutions for the Generations”. The forum featured the iOme Challenge 2015 winning college team from Northeastern University. This year’s question asked...

Video: Wells Fargo Women Mentor Through ‘Girls in Action’ Program

Female employees from Wells Fargo are joining forces with community leaders to volunteer time for “Girls in Action”, a program that helps at-risk teens learn how to use their personal power to make positive choices in school and life. Financial Services Roundtable Corporate Social Responsibility Vice President Judy Chapa joined the...

BB&T Offers One-Stop-Shop Financial Knowledge

At BB&T, providing financial guidance and education is at the heart of what we do. From helping our communities understand the basics to navigating complex topics, we strive to be the one-stop-shop for all financial knowledge. Several programs support teaching students and adults in a wide variety of ways. The “Bank On Your Success”...

Wells Fargo Team Members Donate $98 Million To Communities

In October, Wells Fargo celebrated another successful employee-giving campaign with their team members pledging $69.7 million to 30,000 nonprofits and volunteering 300,000 hours during the one-month campaign. When campaign dollars are combined with contributions made throughout the year, team members donated more than $98 million in 2015 to causes...

10,000 Ameriprise Financial Volunteers Feed Families in Need

For the sixth year in a row, a surge of more than 10,000 volunteers from Ameriprise Financial arrived at warehouses, assembly lines and kitchens across the country to sort food donations and prepare meals – all to help families facing hunger. In total, more than 500 events took place coast to coast with Ameriprise employees, […]

Associated Bank & Brewers Community Foundation Team Up for ‘Hits for Homes’

This baseball season, Associated Bank and the Brewers Community Foundation teamed up to benefit Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), a nonprofit organization that provides support to low to moderate-income homeowners and homebuyers in the Milwaukee community. Through a program called “Hits for Homes,” $250 was donated to HRI for every Brewers hit...

Lincoln Financial Volunteers Give Back Through United Way’s Annual Day of Caring

Community involvement is one of the core principles upon which Lincoln Financial Group was built, and employees are empowered to participate in volunteer activities that support the communities where they live and work. This is particularly evident during the annual United Way (UW) Day of Caring, where hundreds of employees across each of the...

MoneyPOWER Conference Held by w!se

Working in Support of Education (w!se) held its 13th Annual MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City. The conference provides an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to deepen their knowledge of personal finance. Conference attendees were treated to a day of engaging workshops and presentations to enhance their...

SunTrust’s ‘Week of Purpose’ Lights the Way to Financial Well Being

SunTrust has recently held week-long community efforts engaging hundreds of teammates in a variety of service projects ranging from advancing financial education to helping the homeless. “At SunTrust, we give back throughout the year in communities across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States,” said Rob McNeilly, President and CEO,...

1,100 Volunteers Plant 1,300 Trees During TD Bank Tree Days

This fall, TD Bank celebrated its fifth annual TD Tree Days by planting more than 1,300 trees over the course of 26 events, making this year’s TD Tree Days the best yet. As TD’s flagship urban greening program, TD Tree Days provides TD employees, customers and community partners the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in environmental...

Talking About Money: Bridging the Disconnect Between Kids and Parents

Talking about money isn’t always easy, and can be confusing and overwhelming for adults and kids alike. That’s why BMO Harris is working to bridge the financial education gap with the Talk With Our Kids About Money program. At the heart of the program is the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day website, featuring […]

Regions Associates Mentor Students Bound for Tennessee Community and Technical Colleges

Regions Bank associates are helping students from financially challenged families in Tennessee achieve their dreams of going to college. Two intertwined and innovative programs make it possible: Tennessee Promise, a statewide scholarship providing two years of tuition-free attendance at community or technical colleges, and tnAchieves, a mentoring...

Northern Trust Employees Donate Their Expertise

Northern Trust supports our communities and not-for-profit agencies in many ways, including the gift of our employees’ intellectual capital and expertise, otherwise known as skills-based volunteering. During October’s national Pro Bono Week, Northern Trust partnered with the Taproot Foundation and several other organizations in Chicago to host...

Synovus and Community Partners Provide Arts Residency for Local Elementary Students

Synovus has played an important role in the civic life of its hometown of Columbus, Georgia, for more than 125 years. In Muscogee County/Columbus alone, the company supports nearly 100 organizations through philanthropic and financial contributions, volunteer hours, in-kind and other types of support. Recently, two of Synovus’ longstanding...

Assurant Employees Extend Helping Hands to Support United Way

Assurant’s partnership in support of United Way in local towns and cities dates back more than 25 years. During this year’s annual campaign, Assurant employees from 24 U.S. locations came together to participate in volunteer events and raise money for local United Way chapters and affiliate charities. These giving opportunities helped...

Bank of Hawaii Employees Help Beautify Iconic Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu

Bank of Hawaii celebrated its tenth annual Community Service Day on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Ala Moana Beach Park, a 100-acre park with over a one-mile stretch of sand and adjoining beach, located one mile from Waikiki Beach. Nearly 200 Bank of Hawaii employees, family and friends, helped to beautify the iconic park, referred to […]

Colleagues from Santander Bank, N.A. Give A Helping Hand With an Affordable Housing Project To Benefit Local Families

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia recently broke ground on a new home ownership project in North Philadelphia. Throughout the months of September and October, colleagues from Santander Bank participated in team builds at the new Turner Street site where they assisted with painting, framing, putting up drywall and cleaning up the grounds. Five...

BBVA Compass Volunteers Fan Out for Second Annual Week of Service

More than 2,000 BBVA Compass volunteers fanned out across the bank’s footprint for its second annual Week of Service initiative last month, helping BBVA Compass surpass its goals for the initiative. The BBVA Compass Week of Service is part of the bank’s mission to give back to its communities and help build brighter futures for […]

TSYS Gives $25,000 to Phenix City Schools

Thanks to a $25,000 gift from TSYS, Phenix City (Ala.) Schools will create the TSYS Coding Lab where middle school students can learn to write code. “Education is a huge, important piece of who we are as a company,” TSYS Chairman, President and CEO Troy Woods said when he presented the gift to Phenix City […]

Fifth Third Bank Georgia Volunteers Support JA BizTown

Fifth Third Bank (Georgia) employees volunteered to provide assistance to students from Camp Creek Middle school in Atlanta as they spent the day in a simulated business environment. On September 18th, several Fifth Third Bank employees committed over 120 hours of service to over ninety 6th grade students providing financial education, coaching,...

Employees Participate in 60 Service Projects During Comerica’s ‘National Days of Service’

  Comerica Cares volunteers spend September volunteering to make a difference. Comerica Bank recently celebrated its eighth annual National Days of Service, during which hundreds of Comerica Cares volunteers logged thousands of hours supporting community service projects throughout the bank’s five primary markets (Texas, Arizona,...

Barclays’ Senior Leaders Give Back During Make a Difference Campaign

On 21 October, Joe Corcoran, Head of Markets for Barclays’ Investment Bank, spent time with social entrepreneurs as part of Barclays’ annual Make a Difference volunteering campaign. This one month period encourages employees around the world to give their time, not money, to develop the enterprise, employability and financial skills of young...

Watch how 400+ Discover Financial Services Employees Build a Full Playground for Kids in Need

More than 400 Discover Financial Services employees joined forces to build a new playground from the ground up for a community in need. This is the company’s fifth consecutive playground build with KaBOOM! FSR VP of Corporate Social Responsibility Judy Chapa joins the Discover FS team to cover the story. Click on the photos below […]

Northern Trust: Education is the Cornerstone of Success

Northern Trust believes education is the cornerstone of success for individuals, families and the broader communities in which we all work and live. Unfortunately, an enormous disparity still exists when it comes to access. This is illustrated by the simple fact that low-income neighborhoods average only one age-appropriate book for every 300...

BBVA Compass Chairman & CEO Volunteers Time to Teach Financial Literacy to Third Graders

BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sánchez spent the morning of October 19 at the KIPP CONNECT campus in Houston teaching financial literacy to a classroom of students. Sánchez will spend roughly seven hours at the KIPP CONNECT campus over the next few weeks. He will teach students financial literacy from Junior Achievement’s third grade...

Kids Learn How to Save, Spend and Share Money at BMO’s Bango Brunch

Meet Bango. He’s a friendly, furry, six-foot-tall deer — well, a buck, actually. He loves kids, he dances like a pro and he’s the mascot of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. As a close pal of the folks at BMO Harris Bank, Bango is also a bit more financially savvy than your average deer, and […]

Unum Employees Teach JA In a Day

Thirty Unum employees recently spent a day teaching Junior Achievement’s “JA in a Day” at Presumpscot Elementary School in Portland, Maine. JA in a Day is an alternative way to teach JA programs, allowing volunteers to present all six lessons in one school visit. Unum employees paired up to tag-team the curriculum. They taught...

Synovus Supports Operation HOPE through Board Membership, HOPE Inside Office

Operation HOPE is a non-profit organization focused on providing financial empowerment and investment opportunities to advance the economic development and quality of life in low and moderate income communities. Synovus Chairman and CEO Kessel Stelling was invited to participate in a CEO perspectives panel at the January 2015 Operation HOPE Global...

TD Bank Empowers Through Financial Education

TD Bank knows that teaching financial education to our children and local communities help consumers become better money managers and sets them up for future financial success. But what about supporting those who are doing the teaching? TD Bank partnered with Ceridian LifeWorks and T. Rowe Price to launch a series of internal financial education...

Banco Popular Foundation Recognizes 100 Students with Excellence Award

The Banco Popular Foundation recently recognized 100 students from different municipalities in Puerto Rico with the Rafael Carrión, Jr. Excellence Award. This award recognizes and highlights the excellent educational performance of young people who have completed their senior year of high school. The award is given based on the criteria used in...

Barclays Employees Give Back in October

On October 1, Barclays’ annual “Make a Difference” volunteering campaign kicked off, with employees helping young people achieve their ambitions as part of 5 Million Young Futures. Last year, over 15,000 colleagues participated in Make a Difference by volunteering 110,000 hours of their time across 33 countries. Since 2012,...

SunTrust Employees Partner to Make a Difference

SunTrust Banks, Inc. has partnered with the Living Classrooms Foundation for nearly a decade to support its mission, programs and initiatives, which are significantly aligned with SunTrust’s purpose of “Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being.” Founded in Baltimore, MD, in 1985, Living Classrooms strengthens communities and inspires people...

Cat Financial Gets In the Game for United Way

In August, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation employees proved they were “Game On For Giving,” during the company’s annual United Way campaign. The campaign, which includes employee events and volunteer opportunities in the community is a much anticipated time of year for employees. The campaign kicked off with service opportunities...

Fifth Third Leads the Financial Literacy Charge for Financial Industry Come Together Day

In an unprecedented collaboration led by Fifth Third Bank, more than 300 volunteers from 11 area banking institutions taught lessons on the importance of saving to more than 4,500 seventh and eighth graders in Cincinnati Public Schools on Wednesday, September 16th. Using curriculum developed by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation,...

Santander Bank Colleagues Mentor Small Business Entrepreneurs

Over 100 entrepreneurs gathered to learn from top-tier business school professors and connect with capital providers at a recent forum hosted by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The organization’s Inner City Capital Connections program was held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Colleagues...

People’s United Bank Partners with Habitat for Humanity Chapters for World Habitat Day

In recognition of World Habitat Day on October 5, People’s United Bank is partnering with Habitat for Humanity chapters throughout its footprint in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine from now until the end of October. The United Nations designated the first Monday of October each year as World Habitat Day to...

MUFG Union Bank Employees Volunteer with San Diego Habitat for Humanity

Throughout the year, MUFG Union Bank’s employees in Consumer Lending help clients navigate the often complex journey to homeownership. At their desks, in conference rooms, on computers and phones, these dedicated employees help make the dreams of owning a home come true. This summer, they had the opportunity to help families achieve...

Capital One and Adaptive Path Take a Human-Centered Approach to Better the Community

Adaptive Path was founded in 2001 as a pioneer in user experience design. They became a leader in UX consultancy, helping businesses and organizations solve problems and improve their products, services, and systems through a human-centered approach. In late 2014, Adaptive Path joined Capital One, and they now lead highly strategic projects for...

BB&T Lighthouse Project

Why am I here? How do I fit in? Does what I do really matter? Most people ask themselves such questions at some point in their lives. At BB&T, associates have those same questions, but BB&T believes the answer is simple. We’re here to make a difference. The BB&T Lighthouse Project gives associates an opportunity […]

Northern Trust Stays Committed To Educating Students

Since 1991, Northern Trust has partnered with Chicago Summer Business Institute to provide high school students with financial sector internships. Each year, high performing students from Chicago Public, parochial and private schools are chosen to partner with some of Northern Trust’s most innovative financial minds. Through project work...

TD Bank Brings Change to Local Communities

TD Bank recognizes that small change can have a big impact. To help make our communities an even better place, TD Bank has launched Bring Change, a weekly effort throughout the Maine to Florida footprint to help make a difference. TD Bank Penny Arcade coin counting machines serve as designated hubs to support local organizations […]

Webster Features Videos to Help Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

From travel scams to false promises, sadly, seniors are often the targets of financial fraud and exploitation – sometimes even the victim of the very people they know and trust the most. For more than a year, Webster Bank has provided more than 80 free seminars at senior centers, libraries, and other public places in […]

TSYS Donates More Than 1,000 Backpacks to Children in Columbus

TSYS team members in Columbus stuffed 1,070 backpacks for the Stuff the Bus initiative organized by the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley. Team members also collected supplies for 60 more backpacks and raised enough money to purchase 43 more stuffed bags. The United Way values each bag at $30, which puts a $35,190 value […]

LPL Paints a Brighter Future in Boston

The spirit of service was in the air as LPL Financial advisors, employees, sponsors, and community volunteers painted murals to benefit City Year and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. The event kicked off LPL’s Focus 2015 conference, which thousands of advisors attend every year. Dozens of attendees spent hours filling in murals and […]

The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. To Take A Closer Look at Financial Decision Making

The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFE&PD), a non-profit organization located in Alexandria, VA, is one of the leading financial literacy and professional development organizations in the United States. SFE&PD continues to be successful in the implementation of its educational programs, including the...

Fulton Financial Corporation Provides Career Opportunities and Professional Skills to Veterans

In 2012, Fulton Financial Corporation launched the Military Internship Program, a 12-week paid internship program open to veterans who have been honorably discharged regardless of age or date of discharge from military service. The internship program provides veterans with the chance to learn about the financial industry and explore career paths...

State Farm® Celebrates the Start of the New School Year by Providing Backpacks Filled with School Supplies

It’s no secret that starting a new school year is expensive for many families. When it comes to low and moderate income families, the cost of school supplies brings additional financial stress. With State Farm’s commitment to education, State Farm employees collected the necessary school supplies and back packs for 430 students in their...

The Hartford Marks 20 Years of Support for U.S. Paralympic Movement

Founded in 1810, The Hartford has more than 200 years of insurance expertise. Throughout its history, The Hartford has truly delivered – insuring some of nation’s most historic construction projects, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam. While the company history in the insurance space is vast, The Hartford also has a...

Synovus Awards $132,000 in Student Scholarships to Children of Team Members

A popular benefit of working for Synovus is the availability of higher education scholarships for team members’ children. The Jack Parker Scholarship is a competitive award that provides financial assistance to college and vocational school students who are selected in a blind judging on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular...

Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Awards Recognize Extraordinary Team Members

Since 1978, Wells Fargo has been recognizing outstanding team member volunteers through its Volunteer Service Awards program. Last week, the company granted 224 U.S. and international team members with 2015 Volunteer Service Awards totaling $528,000 in grants. These volunteers receive grants of up to $25,000 for the nonprofit, nongovernmental...

SunTrust Helps Students Shine Brighter

What do “Must-Have Marvin” and “Can’t-Wait Willow” have in common? They’re the names of two fun-loving characters in the Shine Bright Kids book series SunTrust teammates use to teach elementary-schoolers the importance of making good financial decisions. And since making wiser choices starts with early learning, Marvin and Willow’s...

Bank of the West Sponsored BankWork$ Program Supports Meaningful Employment

Bank of the West recognizes that meaningful employment has the power to transform lives and contribute to the growing prosperity of a community. This August, the Bank is proud to support JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) of San Francisco’s BankWork$ program that will train unemployed or underemployed job seekers for careers in the financial...

Regions Expands Its Commitments in the North St. Louis County/Ferguson Area

The need for stable institutions in Missouri’s North St. Louis County is paramount in light of troubling incidents centered on Ferguson, so Regions Financial Corporation has increased efforts to serve communities there. In addition to its previous commitments, the bank has recently initiated these activities: Partnering with John Hope Bryant’s...

Western & Southern Sponsorships Help Fund Cancer Research

Western & Southern Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company, has contributed more than $38 million to the Greater Cincinnati community over the last four years. Much of that support continues to emphasize healthcare in general and cancer care and research in particular with a goal of bolstering medical expertise in the Southwest Ohio/Northern...

Northern Trust and The Nature Conservancy of Illinois Team Up to Preserve the Prairie

Northern Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frederick H. Waddell assembled a team of 40 volunteers in partnership with The Nature Conservancy of Illinois to remove invasive sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis) from the Indian Boundary Prairies. Waddell, also Chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable, hosted a meet and greet with...

KeyBank Expands Affordable Housing Platform as U.S. Affordable Housing Shortage Continues

The United States is experiencing a critical affordable housing shortage, from coast to coast, and not just in the most expensive housing markets. The situation developed noticeably in 2010, during the economic downturn, and progressed as market-rate rents rose and incomes stayed flat. Currently, the U.S. is short approximately 8.2 million rental...

Jump$tart Coalition Hosts Sixth Annual Conference Promoting Personal Financial Education

As the nation’s leading advocate for youth financial literacy, the Jump$tart Coalition® is proud to conduct its sixth annual conference devoted specifically to PreK-12 classroom teachers of personal finance. The Jump$tart National Educator Conference is dedicated to training, motivating and appreciating personal finance educators. The...

Wells Fargo Volunteers Deliver the Savings Message to Kids

Wells Fargo team member volunteers participated in the American Bankers Association’s Teach Children to Save Day initiative. Since April is National Financial Education Month, the volunteers spent the month focusing their financial education-related efforts on children and youth. This year, more than 1,700 Wells Fargo volunteers connected with...

State Farm® Partners with Steve Harvey to Provide Financial Education

As part of its financial literacy efforts, State Farm worked with the Steve Harvey Morning Show to produce the State Farm Financial Education Minutes. This series of six segments aired on the radio show each week for 6 weeks beginning in April in honor of Financial Literacy Month. Agent Lakitsia Gaines, Miami, Fla., represented State […]

TSYS, DEMA PIE Project Wins Award

Thanks to a TSYS’ Partners in Education project, some students at Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy (DEMA), ended the 2014-15 school year with a better understanding of money and a few extra dollars in their pockets. At the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, TSYS volunteers introduced the DEMA Challengers Financial Literacy Club for students...

Saluting Service and Sacrifice: StreetLinks and Assurant Foundation Support Military Personnel and Their Families

Assurant employees recently raised $75,000 for Wounded Warriors Family Support. In partnership with the Assurant Foundation, Assurant’s philanthropic organization, $2 was donated for every appraisal completed by StreetLinks, the Company’s appraisal and valuation solutions business, during Military Appreciation Month. StreetLinks employees in...

BBVA Compass Video Celebrates Opening of San Antonio Lending Center

BBVA Compass and the nation’s largest nonprofit microlender celebrated the grand opening of the BBVA Compass Lending and Learning Center in San Antonio last month. The group released a video highlighting the opportunity they hope to bring to the surrounding working class San Antonio community. The center was named in honor of a $1 million...

Toyota Financial CEO Wants Customers to ‘Make Good Financial Decisions’

Toyota Financial, FSR Release Video Highlighting Business Case for Financial Education: ‘It’s a Winner for Everybody’     A new video released by the Financial Services Roundtable and Toyota Financial Services today highlights the importance of banks and other financial institutions playing an active role in educating more...

Capital One Hosts Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Discuss the Role of Digital Fluency in Virginia’s Future

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) joined business and community leaders at Capital One’s Digital Labs in Vienna, VA, for an interactive discussion on “The Role of Digital Fluency in Virginia’s New Economy” and the efforts to close the digital skills gap and help individuals succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. During the event, Capital One and...

Toyota Financial Services Celebrates Academic Success

The cost of higher education can be challenging for many students, but for 100 high school students across the country, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is helping alleviate some of the worry. TFS celebrated the academic excellence of this year’s Making Life Easier (MLE) scholarship recipients. Events across the country are being held in honor of...

BB&T Leadership Lessons Pay Off for Principal

As principal of Thomasville Primary School in North Carolina, Dr. Angela Moore makes a tremendous difference in the lives of her teachers and students. She and other leaders in our schools can have a positive influence on children and families that lasts for generations. We are honored to have hosted Dr. Moore in a new […]

MUFG Recognized with New York City Mayoral Award for Community Service

MUFG was recently honored with the inaugural New York City Mayoral Service Recognition Program for its community service. Launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio to help raise awareness of volunteer service, the New York City Mayoral Service Recognition Program recognizes adults, youth, and corporations that have made a significant impact on the...

Webster Bank Once Again Partners with Junior Achievement

Providing financial literacy is just one way Webster Bank is living up to the communities it serves. Webster once again partnered with Junior Achievement for “JA in a Day.” A team of more than 50 Webster bankers participated on April 30 at the Tinker School in Waterbury, Conn. The volunteers taught the JA curriculum – […]

Capes Optional: Cat Financial Employees Commit to Being Students’ Superheroes

On May 8 and 15, Caterpillar Financial Services employees hit the lanes to participate in a Bowl-a-Thon to support Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. Thirty-two different teams came together to raise nearly $50,000 for the organization that provides educational and experiential learning opportunities to give young people the knowledge and...

Colonial Life Scholarship Recipient: ‘I can do this. I’m going to do it.’

Jerome Callaway doesn’t know where his life would be heading without the Boys & Girls Clubs. It was a few short years ago that Jerome was fighting at school, struggling to be respectful to adults and battling to keep his grades up. But that changed with the help of the structure, mentors and friendships at […]

People’s United Bank Yellow Dot Program Helps Protect the Lives of Senior Drivers

According to AAA, seniors represent the fastest-growing segment of drivers. Yet seniors have a higher death rate per mile driven than any other demographic and 95 percent use medications that may impair their driving. In an effort to protect the lives of senior drivers during automobile emergencies, People’s United Bank, the Fairfield,...

US Bank

US Bancorp is a proud sponsor of MPS Kids Save!, an initiative by the Minnesota Council on Economic Education and the City of Minneapolis that helps teach children in the Minneapolis public school system about the basics of financial education, including saving, setting goals and learning the difference between wanting an item and needing an...

CIT Group, Inc.

CIT Group Inc. is celebrating its annual Global Employee Volunteer Program (GEVP). This program has been in place since 2006 and has been growing every year. CIT employees have donated thousands of hours of their personal and work time to many worthy causes. CIT encourages their employees to partner with local nonprofit groups in communities...

Comerica Bank hosts Community Shred Day Events to Protect Identity, Raise the Expectation of What a Bank Can Be

Recently in North Texas, Comerica Bank hosted its fifth annual Shred Day DFW event, a free public service event and education campaign designed to raise awareness of identity theft, recycling and hunger. This year’s Shred Day in Dallas was the largest to-date, and the bank secured its third Guinness World Records® honor for “The Most...

KeyBank celebrates 25th Annual ‘Neighbors Make the Difference Day’

More than 6,200 KeyBank employees left their jobs at noon on Wednesday, May 14 to volunteer for community projects nationwide for Key’s community service program, “Neighbors Make the Difference Day”. As one of the largest corporate volunteer projects in America, Key’s Neighbors Day event celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015 and...

Cat Financial crosses the finish line for St. Jude

Time zones and vacations don’t stop employees from participating in race day After months of training and fundraising, members of the Cat Financial running team laced up their shoes on April 25 to run the Country Music Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital under the team name, “Running for Children,...

Fulton Bank Collects Items for Local Rescue Mission

The Fulton Bank employees at the bank branches located in Lebanon, Pa. collected more than 1,100 rolls of bath tissue for the Men’s Ministry Lebanon Rescue Mission. The paper goods, which were collected in March, are expected to last the mission several months. The rescue mission is the homeless shelter located in downtown Lebanon, Pa, […]

How John Deere Financial is Helping Students Learn How to Save

Each week, children flock to the Findley Elementary School gymnasium to learn lessons about saving and spending money. The program, called Findley Counts, lets students at the Des Moines, Iowa, elementary school make deposits, withdrawals, and check balances using “PAWS” – currency earned through good behavior. “Thank you, John Deere...

Money-smart skills help build financially healthy communities

Throughout April and May, hundreds of Bank of the West volunteers will host financial education classes in elementary, middle, and high schools across its regions in support of National Financial Literacy Month. The series of classroom-based programs kicked off in April with special recognition for Teach Children to Save Day, and will continue...

IBERIABANK Reaches 4,000 Students with Financial Literacy Efforts

IBERIABANK, the 128-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, recently joined forces with schools across five states to participate in American Bankers Association’s (ABA), Teach Children to Save Campaign. The effort resulted in financial literacy being taught to over 4,000 students. The classes were designed to help kindergarten,...

Regions Builds on Financial Education Momentum

In 2015, Regions associates are continuing to build on financial education momentum from a very productive 2014 schedule, which included these highlights: Delivering more than 58,000 financial education presentations Volunteering 18,959 hours of financial education, more than 10,000 through Junior Achievement Deploying 270 new pieces of financial...

An Evening for Financial Empowerment

The PrivateBank believes that a strong knowledge of personal finance and banking habits is a vital component of healthy communities. The Bank is committed to partnering with community organizations to offer opportunities for financial education and financial strength.   On April 23, 2015, The PrivateBank and The Chicago Urban League...

Community Matters to First Niagara

First Niagara is committed to making a difference in the communities it serves. The company’s signature youth program is “Mentoring Matters.” Through our partnerships with quality mentoring programs across the Northeast in 2014, First Niagara was able to touch the lives of nearly 40-thousand young people through the $1 million awarded in...

Lafayette Ambassador Bank partners with FHLBank of Pittsburgh to provide $320,000 grant to build affordable housing

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – In April, Lafayette Ambassador Bank partnered with FHLBank Pittsburgh to provide a $320,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to Valley Housing Development Corporation for a project in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The project, named The Mills, will benefit low-income, elderly and other special needs persons by...

KeyBank Invests $500,000 in Boys & Girls Clubs Teen Workforce Programs in Seattle and Portland

KeyBank has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (BGCKC) in Washington and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland (BGCP) in Oregon to launch and expand YouthForce, an innovative workforce development program for local, underserved teens. The three-year grant, which is funded by an unprecedented gift of $500,000 from the...

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Assurant Employees Help Families in Need Get a Fresh Start

For more than 14 years, Assurant employees have turned wood beams and steel nails, paint and compassion into places families can call home. Helping create solid foundations and new beginnings is just one of the ways the specialty protection plans and services provider supports charitable organizations. “Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is a...

Capital One Launches $150 Million Initiative to Help More Americans Succeed in a Digital Economy

Daymond John, CEO and founder of FUBU, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, and world-renowned entrepreneur, speaks to Capital One Future Edge Fellows participating in General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund, a fellowship program that aims to facilitate a more diverse community of talent in the tech industry by providing fellowships to low-to-moderate income...

TD Bank Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

This April, TD Bank is providing even more financial education programs in celebration of Financial Literacy Month. Financial Education is a core piece of what TD Bank does every day in the community, and the bank wanted employees receive the same great financial education experiences Partnering with Ceridian LifeWorks and T. Rowe Price, TD Bank...

State Farm Bank Assists Nonprofits in Increasing Business Acumen

State Farm Bank partners with Illinois Wesleyan University’s Action Research Center to assist local nonprofits in strengthening their community. Recently, State Farm Bank and the Action Research Center developed and administered a comprehensive nonprofit assessment tool to help identify organizations’ strengths and weaknesses. Executive...

Popular, Operation HOPE Partner to Launch Third HOPE Inside Location

Popular Community Bank and Operation HOPE launched the third HOPE Inside location in New York recently. The program will empower entrepreneurs and small businesses through classroom education and onsite guidance. At the Grand Opening Celebration on February 19, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, of New York’s 9th District, and Brooklyn Borough...

Union Bank Teams up with Community Partners to Enhance Life in San Diego

  As part of its ongoing commitment to responsible banking, Union Bank partners with a variety of community organizations and nonprofits throughout its footprint. Two examples in San Diego include the bank’s more than 10-year partnership with the San Diego Chargers, and its support as was one of the first corporate donors of San Diego’s...

Webster Bank Receives National Recognition for Mentor Program

  January is National Mentor month and it closed on a high note as Webster Bank was named a Corporate Mentoring Champion by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The 2015 National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C. award ceremony took place January 29. Webster was one of...

LPL Financial Welcomes High School Youth

  The LPL Financial Foundation and LPL Financial’s Boston employees recently partnered with Crossroads for Kids to host high school students at the company’s” Explore Your Future” an annual interactive career exploration event aimed to help prepare high school students for a successful college experience and a future of...

Unum’s Annual Food Drive Helps Fight Hunger

  Each spring Unum employees join the fight against hunger by participating in food drives across all campuses. It’s a tradition that has been going strong for years, and it makes a big difference in our communities. This year, Unum employees in the U.S. and Ireland collected enough food and money to provide nearly 560,000 […]

BB&T Sponsors “Piggies for Preemies” Program in Kentucky

BB&T is a proud sponsor of the “Piggies for Preemies” program for the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The program provides piggy banks all over the Kentucky and Southern Indiana area in order to collect funds for critically ill and premature children. In February 2015, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...

People’s United Brings More Than 400 Classroom Projects to Life

  People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, recently awarded $100,000 to DonorsChoose.org through its “Uniting Cash for Classrooms” campaign to help teachers obtain the school supplies they need. A unique charity created to support public school teachers, DonorsChoose.org provides educators...

Webster Bank Employees Raise Record Amount for United Way Campaign

  The Webster Bank Employee United Way Campaign is among the most significant ways its bankers demonstrate that helping others is what matters most. Once again, they showed what it means to Live United by raising a record-breaking $1.37 million for the 2014 United Way Campaign. The amount raised includes Webster banker contributions, a...

Allianz Life Employees Help Local Charities by Donating $114,000, toys, and more than 24 tons of groceries & clothes

Employees from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America formed a human chain to load more than 500 boxes of food and clothing they donated onto waiting trucks destined for local nonprofits. The Allianz Life “Spirit of Giving” campaign, prompted employees to donate books, bikes, new toys, and more than 24,000 pounds of food and […]

CSR Company of the Week: Trustmark

Trustmark celebrated its 125th anniversary on November 14, 2014, with a 125 Years of Giving initiative on Facebook www.facebook.com/TrustmarkBank. The initiative donated $125,000 with $25,000 distributed among the five states in Trustmark’s footprint, which include Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Three local non-profit...

CSR Company of the Week: Popular Community Bank

Volunteerism plays a critical role in Popular’s culture. Popular gives back to their community through their work at New York City non-profits Brooklyn Rescue Mission and Hotel Kenmore Hall. Watch the video, featuring Popular Region Executive and Director of Governmental Affairs, Brian Doran and the Financial Services Roundtable’s Vice...

CSR Company of the Week: BBVA Compass & Project Blue Elf

BBVA Compass employees spent some of their holiday season volunteering for “Project Blue Elf”, a BBVA Compass project that teaches children in lower income communities how to make wise financial decisions.   Watch the full video, featuring BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sanchez and the Financial Services Roundtable’s Vice...

People’s United Bank Joins Police and Fire Departments, Safe Kids and Stop & Shop for Children Safety Day

In recognition of Baby Safety Month this fall, People’s United Bank teamed up with Safe Kids, Police and Fire Departments, and Stop & Shop for Child Safety Day in Fairfield, CT. According to research, 96 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are correctly installed, yet 7 out of 10 children are […]

NetSpend Team Members Walk in Their Customers’ Shoes

For NetSpend, the newest member of the TSYS family and an organization that prides itself on serving an estimated 60 million unbanked and underbanked cardholders, a typical fundraiser or day of service wouldn’t suffice. The team wanted more — more engagement, more connection and more impact. Enter Community Connect. Described as a...

MUFG Employees Give Back During Global Volunteer Month

From Toronto to Santiago and points west and east, MUFG employees demonstrated great enthusiasm for the second annual MUFG Gives Back Global Volunteer Month throughout November 2014. The bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility leaders across its global network helped organize events, and thousands of employees put teamwork into action to benefit...

LPL Financial Foundation, Junior Achievement Partner to Provide Financial Education

The LPL Financial Foundation and Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC) hosted a Personal Finance Symposium for local high school students in November on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. The Symposium is the first in a two-part Junior Achievement “Skills to Achieve” program organized by the LPL Financial...

‘We Day Minnesota’ Draws 18,000 Students, Future Leaders

A crowd of 18,000 youth, educators and guests, including 100 Allstate agency owners and employees, filled Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul to celebrate at “We Day Minnesota” sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. We Day is a special event that recognizes students’ participation in the year-long program We Act, which offers young people...

1.5 Million Votes Equals $750,000 in Donations to Nonprofits

First Tennessee Bank recently celebrated its 150th anniversary this year. To build on the bank’s legacy of giving back to its communities, the First Tennessee Foundation launched the” 150 Days of Giving” – granting $5,000 to a different nonprofit each day for 150 days, starting on the bank’s 150th birthday on March 25. Winners...

Learning ‘Needs’ Versus ‘Wants’ Helps Students Build Strong Futures

    In 2014, Bank of the West volunteers took to classrooms across their local region to help students in grades kindergarten through 12th develop healthy financial habits.  The bank engages in a variety of creative and interactive outreach programs that are designed to educate young people about understanding “needs” versus...

Volunteerism Helps Wells Fargo Team Members Set Financial Record

  Wells Fargo team members pledged a record $70.5 million during its 2014 Community Support and United Way Campaign, an increase of 8.6 percent, marking the 12th consecutive year-over-year increase.  Leading up to the campaign and throughout the month, volunteer activities were promoted in Wells Fargo markets across the country.  It all...

Assurant Employees Live United, Give United During 2014 FUNdraising Campaign

  Whether showcasing their vocal talent or getting soaked, Assurant employees show they care while having fun. Assurant recently wrapped up its annual enterprise-wide United Way campaign, raising funds and awareness for the charitable organization. The campaign theme—Live United, Give United—set the tone for employee FUNdraising and...

Webster Works to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

From travel scams to false promises, sadly, seniors are often the targets of financial fraud and financial abuse – sometimes even the victim of the very people they know and trust the most. Webster Bank is in the midst of a year-long initiative providing free, informational seminars at senior centers and other public places to […]

KeyBank Works to End Chronic Homelessness

How did you sleep last night? According to a recent HUD report, more than 500,000 individuals had nowhere to go on any given night in 2014. The good news is that homelessness has declined 11 percent since 2007, and in Cleveland, Ohio, where chronic homeless has been a protracted issue, community partners have taken a […]

Hanover ‘Extreme Makeover’ Transforms Boys & Girls Club

A parade of smiles marched into the Boys & Girls Club of Great Brook Valley to see that their home-away-from-home had received an “extreme makeover,” thanks to an army of volunteers and donations from The Hanover Insurance Company. The 4,450 square foot Kids Club was transformed into a welcoming oasis with brightly colored paint and...

5K Raises Money for United Way

TSYS team members are passionate about the United Way. TSYS has been the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley’s only million-dollar donor for the past five years. During the 2013 TSYS United Way campaign, team members at TSYS corporate headquarters in Columbus, GA, pledged to donate $1,213,598 in 2014. More than $1.55 million was pledged...

Comerica Employees Give Back to Local Communities

Comerica Bank held its 7th annual National Days of Service in September. It was a multi-week effort culminating in a series of volunteer events on September 27. The multi-week community service focus on Comerica’s markets in Texas, Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan helped shine a spotlight on the importance of employee volunteerism....

SunTrust Teaches Students How To Save For A Home; Set Goals

When you think of training development in a corporation, you usually think of training for employees, leaders and sales representatives. SunTrust takes it a step further – and from a different perspective – by providing training for children who will one day grow up to have families and financial obligations of their own. In support […]

Capital One: Investing for Good

Capital One believes our company can only be successful when our communities are healthy. To this end, we focus our corporate community investment strategy on ways to bring about change and create economic opportunities for families across our footprint, like: High quality primary, secondary and post-secondary education Safe, stable and affordable...

Toyota Supports Financial Education at Girl Scout Convention!

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is expanding its community outreach by launching a Financial Empowerment Initiative through a new partnership with the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA). At TFS, we know the importance of understanding credit and the financial opportunities that go along with financial capability. Through a...

The BB&T Leadership Institute – Providing Guidance and Strategies for Excellence

BB&T has helped leaders and organizations maximize their full potential for more than 50 years. As an extension of this long legacy of leadership, this year BB&T launched The BB&T Leadership Institute. Located in High Point, North Carolina, The Institute develops leaders for four primary audiences: internal BB&T leaders, corporate...

Barclays’ Employees Make a Difference

Since 2012, Barclays has reached 2.43 million young people as part of our global commitment to change 5 Million Young Futures by 2015. We believe there is no better start on the path to success than access to enterprise, employability and financial skills. When we empower the next generation with skills to support themselves, we […]

10,000 Ameriprise Financial Volunteers Help Feed Hungry Families

For the fifth year in a row, nonprofits across the country will open their doors to a flood of volunteers from Ameriprise Financial on November 14. Dressed in bright blue t-shirts, more than 10,000 Ameriprise employees, advisors and clients will overtake warehouses, assembly lines and kitchens all over the U.S. to help package and prepare...

“TD Tree Days” Is Back For Its Fourth Year!

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® is celebrating the fourth annual “TD Tree Days”. More than 1,000 volunteers will plant 1,100 trees in 21 locations from Maine to Florida. The plantings, which are supported by Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP), are taking place throughout the month of...

Synovus Sponsors Georgia Pre-K Week

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, partnered with Georgia Power to support the efforts of Voices for Georgia’s Children during Pre-K Week on October 6-10. Numerous studies have shown that quality pre-kindergarten programs result in greater overall school success, leading to an improved workforce and a better quality...

BBVA Compass Launches Week of Service Initiative in 20 Markets

During BBVA Compass’ week of service in September, more than 1,200 employees taught financial skills to children, held workshops on small business and affordable housing, and offered their professional expertise to community development organizations. The initiative marked the first of its kind at the bank and was designed to meet the diverse...

Colonial Life Helps Students Create Beautiful Music at Dreher High

An interactive learning environment is exactly what Dr. Chris Lee, Dreher High School’s director of bands, was hoping for when he applied for a 2013 Colonial Life Strong Schools Grant to create a recording studio in the band room so his students could “actively evaluate their own performance.” Seeing the potential in his application, Lee...

ThanksUSA Celebrates ‘Treasure Our Troops’ Accomplishments

General Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, delivered the keynote speech to a crowd of 300 guests who gathered for ThanksUSA’s annual “Treasure Our Troops” Gala at the Four Seasons in Washington, D.C. “You’ve accomplished more than you know. You represent the good and decent people all across America who...

Fall is the Season for Discover Cares!

What used to be a month of caring has turned into a year-round volunteer campaign for Discover employees across the country, who are bettering their communities, providing much-needed assistance, and demonstrating Discover’s core value of volunteerism this fall and beyond. Nearly 200 Corporate Finance employees for Discover partnered with...

Employees ‘Give for Good’ in 2014 United Way Campaign

Community involvement, being a good corporate citizen and helping people take charge of their lives and families are principles upon which our company was built. Lincoln Financial Group empowers our employees to participate in volunteer activities that support the communities where we live and work. One major way employees give back their time and...

MUFG Opens Technical Resource Center

MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is pursuing an innovative “place-based initiative” focused on Fresno, California. Union Bank is investing in the community through grants, loans, products, and other support geared toward promoting economic development, expanding affordable housing, strengthening small businesses, and improving educational outcomes....

At-Risk Students Receive School Supplies, Financial Literacy

There’s no question that the recent economic downturn affected everyone including individuals, families, businesses, government and yes, our educational system. With budget shortfalls in virtually every state, funding for a number of school programs and supplies essentially dried up. Recognizing that children are the future of this country, City...

Summer Reading Program Has Another Successful Year

TD Bank’s Summer Reading Program is celebrating its 12th successful year. The annual reading program rewards children who read 10 books during the summer with a $10 deposit into a new or existing Young Saver account. This yearly program encourages children to sharpen their reading and money-saving skills over the summer when they are out...

People’s Employees Spend Summer Volunteering

For more than 170 years, People’s United Bank has been a proud and active member of the communities it serves, investing time and money to address the needs of individuals, families, businesses, and neighborhoods. People’s United Bank employees provide countless volunteer hours serving on boards, teaching financial education classes,...

Purple Purse Campaign on Financial Abuse Launched

Actress and advocate Kerry Washington joined with The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence and the critical role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence situations. Washington is serving as the national ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the signature initiative that gets Americans motivated to...

Webster Helps Build A New Home

Webster Bank recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, Conn., to build a new home for a family. Fourteen members of Webster’s Human Resources Department, led by Chief Human Resources Officer Barnard Garrigues, spent June 11 working on this project, which began in April and is expected to be completed this fall. […]

94 Scholarships Awarded to Synovus Team Members’ Children

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, recently announced its 2014 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. This year, 94 scholarships totaling $114,000 were awarded to children of Synovus team members. This scholarship is designed to award college or vocational scholarships to students, who strive for high academic...

Team Members Build Sand Castles to Raise Money

Nebraska Children’s Home Society’s Sand in the City® event might look like child’s play rather than serious work, but the TSYS® Omaha team found that building sand sculptures is no easy task. There’s a lot more to it than you might think, according to Mitch Smith, TSYS Omaha team member. “Even before I learned about...

LPL Foundation Benefits 1,000 Local School Children

In conjunction with its focus 2014 advisor conference, the LPL Financial Foundation held a volunteer event to benefit The Preuss School, a San Diego-based college preparatory institution for highly motivated, underserved students who strive to become the first in their families to attend college. More than 100 LPL Financial advisors were joined by...

More than $10M Given in Military Scholarships

Across the country students are back in school and with a new year comes a new wave of ThanksUSA Scholarship recipients. ThanksUSA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for America’s military families, announced this week that as of the start of this academic year, it has awarded more than $10...

BOH Foundation Launches Inaugural Scholarship

In January 2014, the Bank of Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund was established at Hawaii Community Foundation to offer scholarships to the children and grandchildren of Bank of Hawaii employees. Bank of Hawaii Foundation awarded 26 students, who were screened and selected by Hawaii Community Foundation, approximately $91,000 to encourage their...

Fifth Third Bank Takes Job Search Help on the Road

Fifth Third Bank is taking its innovative reemployment initiative on the road via its 40-foot eBuses, also known as Financial Empowerment Mobiles. For the past 10 years, the nationally-recognized Mobiles have traveled into low and moderate income communities throughout the bank’s footprint, bringing quality banking services like credit...

Trustmark Launches Military Internship Program

Trustmark launched its Military Internship Program in early this year for current and previous military members. This program is one way in which Trustmark shows appreciation to the courageous men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces to protect America’s freedoms. The executive team of Trustmark shared a vision for supporting...

Mutual of Omaha Builds On Its Volunteer Legacy

Mutual of Omaha associates have built a legacy of giving back. The response to the company’s National Month of Caring, an annual effort each September that encouraged employees to volunteer during a work day, had achieved amazing participation levels. This year, the company announced it would build upon National Month of Caring to offer...

Jump$tart To Hold 6th National Conference

The 2014 Jump$tart National Educator Conference will be held from November 8-10 in the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, California! Like its five predecessors, this popular event will continue to be dedicated to training, motivating, and appreciating Pre-K through high school personal finance educators and building networks for financial literacy...

Diversity and Inclusion as Key Values

CSR 2014 Company of the Week: KeyBank Week of August 13, 2014 This “Company of the Week” is just one example that shows what all our member companies do every day. The financial services industry provides extraordinary services to communities throughout America. Employees of FSR member companies volunteer throughout the year for financial...

$16 Million Committed to Small Business Success

The Hartford committed $16 million over five years to help small businesses succeed through its new Communities with HART initiative. The first investments include $1.25 million to the Accion U.S. Network to benefit 500 small businesses and $1.5 million to Junior Achievement USA (JA) to support 100,000 students. With Accion, The Hartford will make...

Hanover Brings Public Library Branches into Schools

In the City of Worcester, Massachusetts, where nearly 60% of students in public schools are failing to read proficiently by third grade, an innovative public/private partnership is bringing state-of-the-art public library branches into elementary schools. As a major corporate supporter of the Worcester Public Library Foundation, The Hanover...

Employees Spend Summer Giving Back

There are over 1.2 billion young people around the world, each with their own dream of how they want to realize their individual potential. But what happens when young people lack access to the skills needed to achieve their ambitions? At Barclays, we want to help the next generation achieve their ambitions through our “Five […]

6th Annual BB&T Lighthouse Project

Launched in 2009, the BB&T Lighthouse Project continues to provide an opportunity to live out our mission of helping make our communities better places to live and work. Partnering with local nonprofit organizations, many of whom have seen a decrease in support, associates work together to determine the greatest needs in their communities....

TSYS helps children succeed at school

During the 2013-2014 school year, TSYS team members in Columbus, Georgia, took their talents to the classroom to help children at Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy and Shaw High School, TSYS’s Partners in Education. Team members tutored DEMA students in math and reading. Each department at TSYS was matched with a class at DEMA and one […]

SFEPD to Host 7th Annual Financial Literacy Event

The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. is one of the leading financial literacy and professional development organizations in the United States. SFEPD continues to be successful in the implementation of its programs. The founder and President, Theodore R. Daniels received Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial...

SunTrust, LearnVest Highlight Money Skills

SunTrust Banks, Inc. announced it is teaming with LearnVest to provide tips and information to help people gain more control over their finances. As a purpose-driven company committed to advancing financial well-being, SunTrust established this partnership to help everyone become more financially savvy — from students and families, to career...

Financial Literacy Helps Goodwill Clients Find Financial Stability

The financial crisis in 2008 and its aftermath shed a bright light on the need for education in financial decision making. The greater Las Vegas area was one of the hardest-hit regions in the U.S. To help this community so severely impacted by the economic downturn, in 2013 Capital One provided a $50,000 grant towards […]

50 Years Serving the U.S. Workforce

2014 marks SER’s 50th anniversary, but you wouldn’t know that by its sense of urgency to keep pace with the times and find new ways to advance opportunities for all segments of society. Led by President and CEO Ignacio Salazar, SER has positioned itself to address future challenges of the American workforce by embracing contemporary […]

M&T Awards Eight School Scholarships

M&T Bank has awarded scholarships to eight middle school students graduating this year from Westminster Community Charter School, a well-established public and private partnership located in Buffalo, N.Y. The eight students were awarded the scholarships in recognition of scholastic achievement and record of positive contributions made to their...

Financial Literacy App ‘Yuby’ Launched

To continue its 150-year heritage of supporting financial education, Union Bank, N.A., recently launched the Yuby children’s app.  Yuby is a convenient, interactive financial education tool that uses “virtual” money to help teach children about responsible spending, saving, budgeting and charitable giving.  The new app is available for...

Students bring capital ideas to Capitol Hill

The Financial Services Roundtable is a strong supporter of Junior Achievement (JA), one of the nation’s leading nonprofit economic education organizations for students in grades K-12. Thousands of volunteers from Roundtable member companies regularly volunteer for JA programs, which promote financial literacy, work readiness and...

Bank of the West Supports Protecting Seniors From Financial Scams, Elder Abuse

Bank of the West continues its commitment to helping seniors and their families and friends be aware of how to identify and avoid financial scams targeting the elderly. This summer, the Bank will sponsor Elder Financial Abuse Prevention seminars in collaboration with the Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN) and through B’nai B’rith’s...

W!se Honors Its 2013-2014 National Scholars at Scholars’ Reception

On June 9, FSR partner Working in Support of Education (w!se) hosted its annual Scholars’ Reception to honor high school students who earned a score of 95% or higher on w!se’s 2013-14 national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test.  The Test is administered nationally each year in high schools that participate in w!se’s...

People’s United Bank Volunteers During Financial Literacy Month

During Financial Literacy Month in April, People’s United Bank partnered with the Stratford Public School District in Connecticut, to provide financial education to elementary school students. People’s United Bank employees conducted school-wide financial education assemblies at six elementary schools throughout the district, in...

Webster Bank Partners With Junior Achievement

Webster Bank once again partnered with Junior Achievement for ‘JA in a Day’ – Webster’s biggest JA event of the year.  Living up to the communities it serves, Webster volunteers taught a JA curriculum on May 22 to hundreds of Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Tinker Elementary School in Waterbury, Conn. The goal each […]

Popular Community Bank and Operation HOPE Celebrate the Launch of “HOPE Inside” in the Bronx

Popular Community Bank, a subsidiary of Popular, Inc. and one of the nation’s premier community banks celebrated the launch of HOPE Inside from Operation HOPE  in the Bronx on June 10. This is the second HOPE Inside location opened in a Popular Community Bank branch in New York. The partnership to develop the HOPE Inside […]

BMO Financial Group’s Annual Volunteer Day

Launched in the United States in 2001, BMO Financial Group’s annual Volunteer Day has grown to include nearly 6,000 BMO volunteers spread out across the U.S. and Canada. This year’s activities took place in early June and encompassed approximately 400 service projects that included children and youth organizations, elder care, food...

Toyota Financial Services Drives Higher Education by Awarding $1M in Scholarships

Books, tuition, supplies—it all adds up so fast.  The total cost of higher education is a concern for many high school students this time of year as they prepare for college entry in the fall. But for 100 students across the country, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is helping to alleviate some of the worry. On […]

CIT Employees Continue to Combat Hunger and Help Their Community

After the success of the 2013 Shared Harvest global food drive program, CIT Group Inc. employees are continuing the fight against hunger.  Last year CIT employees donated over 95 tons of food.  This year, they are committed to exceeding that number. The 2014 food drive kicked off at the New Jersey office in March. There, […]

Comerica Bank – Committed to the Community

Students from The Detroit Free Press High School Journalism Program (FreepHigh) and the Detroit School of Arts television and radio program attended the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Luncheon April 29. Tony Kanaan, Verizon IndyCar Series driver and reigning Indy 500 champion, took photos with the...

Operation HOPE and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Financial Education

Financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE (HOPE) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) joined on April 21 at the U.S. CFPB headquarters in Washington, DC to execute a Memorandum of Understanding. The memorandum details their mutual understanding of the importance of financial education and plans of their future combined efforts to...

John Deere Financial Supports “Power Breakfast” at Findley Elementary School

John Deere Financial employees are passionate about helping children develop reading skills. That’s why the Company works closely with Everybody Wins! Iowa, a nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing literacy among low-income elementary students. “We are proud to work so closely with this organization,” said Bret Thomas, Executive...

The Hartford’s Employees Celebrate Small Businesses With Hart Mobs

Hundreds of The Hartford’s employees formed “Hart Mobs” to patronize local businesses in cities across the country to celebrate the positive contributions small businesses owners have on their local communities. This effort supported the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week, which took place May 12-16. “Organizing...

Allstate Employees and Agency Owners Log 14,000 Hours During Seven Days Dedicated to Giving Back

Every few months, another “pay it forward” story makes the rounds: A stranger in a grocery store line helps feed a hungry family, a simple deed done in passing makes a lasting impression. Such stories put into perspective the power of Allstate Week of Service, which took place May 11-17. Allstate employees, agency owners, friends and...

KeyCorp: Neighbors Make the Difference!

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, KeyCorp employees participated in Neighbors Make the Difference Day, the company’s 24th annual day of volunteer community service.  This year, nearly 7,000 employees volunteered at 764 nonprofits and donated nearly 30,000 hours, worth more than $800,000 in salary equivalency. They spent the afternoon on wide array of...

LPL Financial’s “Explore Your Future” Introduces High School Students to Career Opportunities

   As part of LPL Financial’s ongoing initiative to prepare underserved youth for college and a future of economic empowerment, LPL welcomed high school juniors and seniors to Explore Your Future, an interactive career exploration event organized by LPL’s Employee Volunteer Corps. More than 70 enthusiastic students gathered at LPL’s...

Western & Southern and Associates Team Up to Fight Multiple Scleroris

Western & Southern Financial Group favors the long-term perspective in its business…and in its philanthropy. Over the past 22 years, the 126-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio-based company and its corporate foundation have contributed more than $1.2 million to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which drives research and provides services to...

Wells Fargo Team Members Deliver on the Healthy Housing Challenge

Last year, Wells Fargo & Company and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), announced an up to $850,000 commitment over three years through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to help launch the “Healthy Housing Challenge.”  This initiative seeks to improve the homes of seniors, veterans and low-income families currently living in...

BBVA Compass Kicks Off Local Initiative to Rebuild a Community

BBVA Compass volunteers and Houston Dash players gave new life to a Houston family’s home as part of a joint effort to revitalize the vibrant neighborhood around BBVA Compass Stadium. The home renovation is for the BBVA Compass and Dynamo Charities Building a Better Houston initiative, and was completed in partnership with Rebuilding...

Toyota Financial Services Associates Learn About Los Angeles Area Community Needs During 2nd Annual “Genchi Genbutsu in the Community” Event

Recently 250 Toyota Financial Services (TFS) associates participated in its second annual Genchi Genbutsu (“go and see”) in the Community event.   The purpose of this event is to help associates gain exposure to community issues in Los Angeles and learn how TFS’ community partners are addressing them. Last year’s event sent associates...

Unum Hosts Maine’s Largest Educational Slumber Party

It’s not a typical day at Unum when school busses from around the state pull up and 130 eighth-grade students hop off with sleeping bags, but it’s a special day employees look forward to each year.  Jobs for Maine’s Graduate (JMG) has been teaming up with Unum to offer Urban Adventure for the past nine […]

Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money

RBS Citizens Financial Group (RBSCFG) understands that helping youth and adults make educated financial choices brings them one step closer to realizing their dreams. That’s what Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money is all about. It’s a program that encompasses the bank’s commitment to financial literacy and gives citizens the confidence...

TD Bank Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, TD Bank recently conducted a survey in which more than 2,000 Millennials across the country were asked about their banking behaviors and preferences, as well as their go-to sources for financial information and advice.  According to the survey, these young adults take few risks when it comes to managing...

Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success Program

Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program is in full swing during financial literacy month. Discover awarded four Delaware public high schools with more than $85,000 in grants to implement financial education into their curriculum. Schools receiving the grants were Conrad Schools of Science, Thomas McKean High School, John Dickinson High...

BB&T – Dedicated to Financial Education

Education is an important part of our lives.  It’s also part of BB&T’s culture and something we support on a daily basis.  We’re committed to providing the tools and resources needed to help our clients achieve economic success and financial security.  While we’ve been especially focused in April to support Financial Literacy Month,...

Capital One Partners with the Council for Economic Education to Promote Financial Education in Schools

Today, young people are facing challenges no other generation has faced as they become adults and adapt to an ever changing world. Research shows that millennials feel strained when it comes to personal finances. Earlier this year, FINRA’s survey showed 36% of 18 to 24 year-olds have student loan debt and 55% fear they won’t […]

Bank of America Partners With Khan Academy To Help Consumers Build Financial Know-How

Recognizing the need for a fresh approach to financial education, Bank of America is leveraging our scale, scope, reach, and expertise to help consumers develop better money habits and strengthen their financial knowledge and understanding.  A key component of this work is our partnership with Khan Academy, led by education innovator Sal Khan,...

Assurant and Employees Embrace the Tradition of Service

Teaching teenagers about insurance can be challenging. Assurant’s “insurance store” at the Junior Achievement Discovery Center in Atlanta hopes to change that by making the learning experience fun with its custom 12-foot touch screen wall and iPads for children to play interactive learning games.  Creating the store to improve children’s...

LPL Financial Advisors Help Put Women on the Path to Economic Empowerment

Ever since LPL Financial advisor Alex Karlinski successfully organized a charity clothing drive over the holidays, she’s been looking for more ways to give back to her community year-round. It started with the Focus on Women forum, an annual collaboration of LPL’s female advisors. Learning about her counterparts’ professional journeys...

“Jerseys and Jeans Day” Benefits Communities in Trustmark Markets

More than 1,500 Trustmark associates from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, participated in the company’s 5th Annual “Jerseys and Jeans Day”, by replacing their business attire with jerseys and jeans on October 4, 2013.  The associate-inspired fundraiser generated $8,925.85 in 2013 for a number of non-profit...

SunTrust Promotes Financial Well-Being through Volunteerism, Donations

Making a difference is a big part of how The SunTrust Foundation and SunTrust Banks, Inc. operate.  Last year, The SunTrust Foundation provided significant financial support to various organizations, including educational institutions, local United Ways, Operation HOPE, Junior Achievement and the American Red Cross.  The SunTrust Foundation...

Union Bank Celebrates Success of Student-Run Branch and Opens Two More

Union Bank, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, recently opened the bank’s first two Los Angeles student-run branches at Crenshaw High School and Abraham Lincoln High School.  The branches are part of an innovative program designed to provide students with real-world financial education and work...

KeyBank Foundation Holds 10th Annual Minority MBA Case Competition

  On February 28 and March 1, KeyBank Foundation and The Ohio State University partnered to host the KeyBank and Fisher College of Business Minority MBA Case Competition in Cleveland, Ohio.  The annual event, now in its 10th year, is one of the best known and the only minority case competition for college students in […]

People’s United Bank Educates Youth During America Saves Week

During America Saves Week 2014 (February 24 – March 1), and as part of a year-round effort to deliver financial education to all age groups, People’s United Bank joined forces with local organizations throughout its footprint to promote the importance and benefits of saving. People’s United Bank, an America Saves partner, collaborated with...

The Hartford Employees Raise $83,000 for Junior Achievement

More than 400 employees of The Hartford hit the lanes on Feb. 12 for the company’s second bowl-a-thon to support Junior Achievement of Southwest New England (JA). As part of the event, employees raised over $83,000 that will help JA provide programs that inspire and prepare students to be financially literate, workforce ready and...

The BB&T Bank Bus Hits the Road for Tax Season

BB&T’s mission of making the world a better place to live includes two important tenets: 1) helping our clients achieve economic success and financial security, and 2) making the communities in which we work better places to be. BB&T’s participation in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout our footprint assists us in...

BBVA Compass Extends Partnership with EverFi to New Markets, Pilots EverFi@Work

BBVA Compass is taking its relationship with EverFi  — the nation’s leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing and certifying K-12 and college students— to the next level, expanding to additional markets and adding more classrooms. Introducing its BBVA Compass Financial Scholars program to classrooms in seven...

Synovus 125th Anniversary Community Projects Impact More Than 100 Agencies

During the month of October 2013, Synovus celebrated 125 years as a banking organization by giving back to the community with its “125 Little Ways to Make A Big Difference” event. This project was part of Synovus’ community outreach program called REACH (Recognizing and Encouraging an Atmosphere of Community and of Hope). Synovus team...

Drive to “Sack Hunger” Provides More Than 15,000 Meals for Families in Need

Raymond James and The Glazer Family Foundation/Tampa Bay Buccaneers – along with other supporting partners – donated more than 18,000 pounds of canned goods to needy families through the annual “Sack Hunger” campaign, an effort that stocks local food banks around the holidays. The donations are equivalent to 15,263 meals...

Webster Bank Employees Raise Record Amount for United Way Campaign

The Webster Bank Employee United Way Campaign is among the most significant ways its bankers come together to “be the change” and give of themselves in the communities they serve.  Once again, they have shown what it means to “Live United” by raising a record-breaking $1.33 million for the 2013 Webster United Way Campaign. The […]

Unum makes positive impact on community during holiday season

Through its various holiday giving programs, volunteer efforts and generous employees, Unum has made the holiday season more enjoyable for more than 60 families, 120 teens and 850 military members and their families. “Since the holidays are a time for giving, we have partnered with several nonprofit organizations to help support those in...

Associates Show They Care at Redwood

Around 100 Western & Southern Financial Group associates, friends and family members participated in United Way’s 2013 Community Care Day at Redwood Rehabilitation Center in Fort Mitchell, Ky., on Saturday, Sept. 14. Their mission was to help make the facility cleaner, brighter and more inviting for its clients. In just under three...

Allianz Life® Supports Programs to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes; Contributes; $275,000 to Local Senior Service Organizations

Allianz Life announced today donations of $275,000 to Twin Cities metro area charitable organizations focused on helping senior citizens remain self-sufficient. Allianz Life supports non-profit organizations that help seniors stay in their homes and enhance their quality of life. One grant recipient, Minnetonka, Minn.-based Senior Community...

Putting The Hart in the Holidays

The Hartford’s character is shining brightly this holiday season as employees across the country teamed up to support those in need through our annual Put The Hart in the Holidays program. Employees created lasting memories by volunteering time to make a difference in our communities, sending cards of thanks to our troops, and providing...

Ares Management LLC: Building a Community of Giving