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

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

 

Union Bank Managing Director Lawrence Henry makes a donation before a Chargers game to show how the Game Changers Mobile works.

Union Bank Managing Director Lawrence Henry makes a donation before a Chargers game to show how the Game Changers Mobile works.

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 Central Library.

Through the “Game Changers” program, Union Bank and the Chargers help raise funds for various nonprofits in San Diego. During the 2014 Chargers season, fans at home games were encouraged to support the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and help tackle hunger by donating their loose change and dollar bills to the Game Changers Mobile. The program raised $15,000 or 75,000 meals for San Diego families. Previous Game Changers recipients include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, San Diego Armed Services YMCA and San Diego Center for Children.

Union Bank Managing Director and Regional Manager Marla Black speaks to e3 Civic High School students during a special Open House at the Union Bank Homework Center located in the San Diego Central Library.

Union Bank Managing Director and Regional Manager Marla Black speaks to e3 Civic High School students during a special Open House at the Union Bank Homework Center located in the San Diego Central Library.

Union Bank also supported the development of the Union Bank Homework Center, a full-service homework center on the second floor of San Diego’s Central Library, which opened in September 2013. Staffed seven days a week with “homework coaches,” the center has more than twenty computing devices, Internet access and other resources to help elementary, middle and high school students with assignments and homework.

“Game Changers is what teamwork is all about, and the Union Bank Homework Center embodies our commitment to education, especially for our youth,” says Union Bank Managing Director Julius Robinson, head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas.

Congratulations Union Bank!