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 for the business world.
The event was a partnership with Dress for Success and United Way of San Diego County. This represents just one example of our how U.S. Bank is making community possible.
“We believe in creating opportunities for everyone to achieve their possible,” said Richard Davis, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Bank. “We do that by supporting outstanding partners, like the United Way. I’m so proud of our employees – through their efforts we help people become more financially stable, secure a home to call their own and help create safe, fun play spaces for our children.”
During the two-week campaign, 67% percent of U.S. Bank employees participated and $8.4 million was pledged, which represents a record-breaking nine percent increase compared to last year.
During the campaign, hundreds of U.S. Bank employee volunteers were out in the community teaching financial education, hosting resume building workshops for young professionals, collecting and sorting school supplies, labeling and organizing books, painting houses and restoring playgrounds.
“I’m always amazed at the generosity and passion that our employees have in giving back to their communities,” said Davis. “They take great pride in knowing their donations will improve health, education and financial stability of people in our communities and that’s really powerful.”
Congratulations U.S. Bancorp!