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

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

U.S. Bank Employee Eunice Bragias volunteers with Dress For Success during the company's United Way Campaign.

U.S. Bank Employee Eunice Bragias volunteers with Dress For Success during the company’s United Way Campaign.

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.

U.S. Bank Employee Eunice Bragais helps students pick out professional clothes as part of a volunteer project with Dress for Success in San Diego.

U.S. Bank Employee Eunice Bragais helps students pick out professional clothes as part of a volunteer project with Dress for Success in San Diego.

“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.

U.S. Bank employees partnered with Dress for Success in San Diego one of hundreds of volunteer events held during its annual United Way Campaign.

U.S. Bank employees partnered with Dress for Success in San Diego one of hundreds of volunteer events held during its annual United Way Campaign.

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!