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 continues to resonate with partners and employees who participate year after year. This year, over 700 projects, including landscaping, cleaning, and sorting clothing for needy children were conducted across 13 states. In the past 25 years, Key employees have worked more than half a million volunteer hours on Neighbors Day.
“This is our most organized and visible volunteer effort,” said KeyCorp Chairman and CEO Beth Mooney, “and what inspires me is the caring stretches far beyond a single day. I’m proud of our employees who give so much to Key, our clients, each other, and our communities. Their volunteerism and personal philanthropy is apparent on Neighbors Day and throughout the year, in countless meaningful ways.”
KeyBank has been nationally recognized for improving the quality of life in its communities. The Civic 50 identifies the top 40 S&) 500 corporations in the U.S. in terms of time, talent and resources used to improve the quality of life in their communities. Key was named to The Civic 50 in 2013 and 2014, as one of America’s fifty most community-minded companies, by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light.