MUFG Recognized with New York City Mayoral Award for Community Service

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MUFG Recognized with New York City Mayoral Award for Community Service

MUFG’s New York CSR Team receives a Certificate of Recognition from Paula Gavin, Chief Service Officer with the Office of the Mayor.

MUFG’s New York CSR Team receives a Certificate of Recognition from Paula Gavin, Chief Service Officer with the Office of the Mayor.

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 community.

MUFG volunteers refresh a public school in the Bronx, New York, and painted colorful murals encouraging healthy habits on a New York Cares Day.

MUFG volunteers refresh a public school in the Bronx, New York, and painted colorful murals encouraging healthy habits on a New York Cares Day.

The bank received the Corporate Recognition honor for demonstrating a substantial impact on the community, integrity, leadership, and having at least 20 percent of employees engaged in community service in 2014.

This past year, the bank’s New York City-based employees donated more than 2,600 hours of service, which included financial empowerment programs, school supply drives, park clean-ups, and school revitalization projects. MUFG creates relationships with New York organizations that foster employee participation on different levels while meeting community needs. Interested employees can participate in recurring events, such as meal services or knitting for charity, or take on a longer-term commitment, becoming a mentor for a local student or initiating fundraising activities for charities whose work inspire them.

Ewa Stasiowska, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, and Sam Watts, Executive Assistant to the Chief Risk Officer, work with students.

Ewa Stasiowska, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, and Sam Watts, Executive Assistant to the Chief Risk Officer, work with students.

“We are honored to receive this Mayoral Service Recognition for our employee engagement in New York City,” said Julius Robinson, managing director and head of MUFG Union Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility group for the Americas. “As our corporate headquarters city, the community of New York is very important to the bank and to our employees. We are proud of our longstanding history of employee volunteerism that is positively impacting the lives of our neighbors, partners, and clients.”

Congratulations MUFG Union Bank, N.A.!