TABLE OF CONTENTS
Message from our President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
NestWise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
The Impact We Made. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
U.S. Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
2013 Corporate Social Responsibility National Sponsors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Capital One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
2013 Non-Profit Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 113th Community Service Honorary Congressional Host Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
TD Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 BancWest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Associated Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Financial Literacy Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
John Deere Financial Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Community Service Leadership Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Toyota Finacial Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Company of the Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Wells Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Webster Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
The Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Allianz Life Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Working In Support Of Education (W!SE). . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
BNY Mellon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Popular Community Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
KeyBank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
LPL Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
First Niagara Financial Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Webster Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
BBVA Compass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
CIT Group Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Keybank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Comerica Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
People’s United Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
BMO Financial Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Rebuilding Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
People’s United Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
LPL Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Assurant, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
The Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Popular Community Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Zions Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Discover Financial Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Fifth Third Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Commerce Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
ThanksUSA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Lincoln Financial Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
BBVA Compass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
M&T Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
RBS Citizens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
TD Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
State Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
WHF Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Junior Achievement USA® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Transamerica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Regions Financial Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Union Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Toyota Financial Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Working In Support Of Education (W!SE). . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 IBERIABANK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 The PNC Financial Services Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 LPL Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Fifth Third Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 The Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Mutual of Omaha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 TSYS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Raymond James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Assurant, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Zions Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Bank of Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 BNY Mellon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Operation HOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Comerica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 BBVA Compass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Webster Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Webster Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
KeyBank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
ThanksUSA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
BancWest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
People’s United Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Popular Community Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Wells Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 TD Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 City National Back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 People’s United Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Ameriprise Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 The Hanover Insurance Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 LPL Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 TSYS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Trustmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Suntrust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Ares Management LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 The Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Allianz Life® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Western & Southern Financial Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Unum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
The financial services industry gave back to communities big time during 2013. Thank you for all you did to support our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. FSR member companies raised and contributed $526 million to charities and nonprofit organizations last year. Over 310,000 community service projects were completed and those projects involved volunteer efforts by more than 549,000 member company employees. This 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Impact Report showcases our member company efforts to help their local communities. Events and programs supporting financial literacy, recycling, cooking in soup kitchens and park revitalization are just a few examples of the great work by our member companies to serve their communities.
Our focus on financial literacy efforts should be especially noted since a record number (47,000) of financial literacy projects were completed last year. Volunteers worked hard to increase financial education by volunteering in classrooms or by working with FSR’s national financial literacy non-profit partners. FSR’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility will continue under the leadership of our 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Chairman Jim Smith, President and CEO of Webster Bank, and we are grateful for his leadership and service. Thanks again and let’s make 2014 another stellar year for community service!
Tim Pawlenty CEO and President Financial Services Roundtable
THE IMPACT WE MADE • Allianz Life® contributed $275,000 to local senior service organizations in the Twin Cities to promote independent at home living. • Over 10,000 Ameriprise Financial team members volunteered at 402 hungerrelief facilities in all 50 states. • As part of the global “Ares In Motion” initiative, over 300 Ares Management LLC employees across 8 cities participated in over 17 community events. • Assurant employees in New York packed 600 hygiene kits to help the homeless and support The United Way. • The Assurant Foundation donated $50,000 to Rebuilding Together to help restore homes affected by Hurricane Sandy throughout New Jersey and New York. • Bank of Hawaii’s “Bankoh Blue Crew” donated 4,612 hours to 44 community service projects including the restoration and rehabilitation of the He’eia Fishpond. • 200 Bank of the West team members volunteered at 33 local schools and community centers teaching over 3,000 youth basic financial concepts in recognition of Financial Literacy Month.
• Over 150 students from five Houston, TX schools participated in the 2nd annual Business of Sports program, a collaboration between BBVA Compass, The Houston Dymano, Dymano Charities, and Junior Achievement, where students learned about the sports management industry, workplace readiness and financial literacy. • Over 5,600 BMO Financial Group employees participated in over 470 projects, including volunteering at food banks and senior care centers. • Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation secured 62 tournament sponsors for their 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic, raising $38,000 for their non-profit partner Conexión Américas. • CIT Group Inc. employees in Livingston, NJ collected and donated more than 30 tons of food to a local food pantry. • Comerica Bank’s volunteers contributed over 6,000 hours of community service working in soup kitchens, food banks and Habitat for Humanity projects. • In Houston, TX, Comerica Bank volunteers conducted a clothes drive for “Dress for Success” collecting 212 items to assist low-income women with their job search.
• Over 3,500 Discover employees volunteered 18,000 hours throughout the United States during their 6th Annual Discover Cares Month. • 1,500 fifth graders participated in Fifth Third Bank’s “Young Bankers Club”, a program with a curriculum focused on encouraging financial responsibility and money management. • The Hanover’s Employee “United Way 2013 Campaign” raised a record $1.4 million to benefit local United Way agencies. • During their “30th Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger” in Connecticut, The Hartford raised $175,000 and provided food for 128,000 people. • During The Hartford’s “National Day of Service and Remembrance”, over 1,000 employees participated in over 50 community service projects. • IBERIABANK contributed $10,000 to sponsor financial literacy sessions in 11 classrooms in Little Rock, AR. • John Deere Financial mentors logged 251 volunteer hours, read 10,617 books, and 15,542 pages with students through Findley Elementary School’s Power Breakfast Reading Program in Des Moines, IA.
• 7,500 KeyBank employees participated in 900 community service projects across the United States, where more than 250 of the projects were “green,” and helping improve the environment. • KeyBank Foundation donated more than $2.5 million in support of STEM education at Cleveland State University to create facilities for students from the Cleveland schools’ MC2STEM high school, offering a special curriculum emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math. • LPL Financial team members produced more than 1,000 “Welcome Home Gift Bags” in San Diego, CA for distribution by the USO to returning U.S. military members. • Over 200 LPL Financial employees participated in “Annual May Serve Days”, hosting 20 projects nationwide, which focused on education, career skills and financial education. • 750 Mutual of Omaha volunteers contributed more than 3,175 hours at 37 non-profit organizations in Omaha, NE. • People’s United Bank provided assistance to children and families in need by donating 12 pallets of food and over $5.8 million in contributions to charities.
THE IMPACT WE MADE • 350 high school students participated in People’s United Bank’s annual “Reality Check Fair”, an interactive experience teaching the basics of budgeting throughout Massachusetts.
• SunTrust committed $1 million and in-kind contributions to “HOPE Inside”, a program that provides credit counseling services and financial planning for homeownership.
• Over 650 consumers called the “BBB Live: Identity Theft hotline” sponsored by Popular Community Bank, in collaboration with BBB Education and Research Foundation of Metropolitan New York and Univision Channel 41.
• 1,000 TD Bank volunteers participated in “TD Tree Days”, planting 1,400 trees in 20 U.S. locations throughout the East Coast.
• During the 3rd Annual “Raymond James Cares Month”, 1,250 advisors and associates in 21 states volunteered more than 2,870 hours to 76 local organizations. • RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. committed $2 million in grants to support nonprofit financial initiatives through their “Citizens Helping Citizens Teach Money Management” program. • RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. team members led over 50 training sessions for 3,000 consumers. • Regions Financial Corporation Alabama associates volunteered 1,200 hours to the “SummerQuest Birmingham: The Mayor’s Financial Excellence & College Readiness Youth Challenge”.
• Over 30,000 children participated in the 2013 “TD Bank Summer Reading” program, which rewards children who read 10 books with a $10 deposit into a new or existing Young Saver account. • Toyota Financial Services expanded its “Making Life Easier” program providing over $1 million to 100 scholarship recipients. • 470 Trustmark employees volunteered more than 2,300 hours as part of its annual “A Gift of Time” campaign, planting vegetable gardens, landscaping and painting classrooms throughout Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. • TSYS team members participated in the “Hear the Call Campaign” across the United States, raising $1.55 million for United Way.
• Union Bank provided the underwriting support and initial distribution of 5,000 copies of the children’s book “What A Bank Can Do”. • Webster Bank completed its largest “JA in a Day” of 2013, where 48 Webster Bank volunteers taught more than 500 elementary school students in 24 classrooms in Waterbury, CT. • 24 outstanding Wells Fargo volunteers, representing more than 49 months of paid team leave were recognized with national “Volunteer Leave Awards”. • Wells Fargo & Company facilitated two “Hands on Banking® for Military” workshop sessions for over 100 active duty military members and their families and more than 3,000 people visited Well Fargo’s Hands on Banking® for Military website. • 100 Western & Southern Group associates, friends and family participated in United Way’s 2013 “Community Care Day” at Redwood Rehabilitation Center in Fort Mitchell, KY. • Zions Bank participated in its 23rd “Annual Paint-a-thon” , benefiting elderly and disabled homeowners in Utah and Idaho, painting 55 homes, cleaning up yards and helping with minor house repairs.
2013 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NATIONAL SPONSORS Thank you to all our Corporate Social Responsibility National Sponsors, whose financial support makes this initiative possible. Allstate Insurance Company
Protective Life Corporation
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Barclays Capital, Inc.
RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Regions Financial Corporation
State Farm Insurance Companies
BMO Financial Corporation
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Capital One Financial Corporation
The Charles Schwab Corporation
Toyota Financial Services
Discover Financial Services
Wells Fargo & Company
Northern Trust Corporation Principal Financial Group
13 U. S. Bancorp
BMO Financial Corporation
Allstate Insunce Company
Wells Fargo & Company
Toyota Finacial Services
Regions Financial Corporation
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Discover Financial Services
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
2013 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NATIONAL SPONSORS
RBS Citizens Financial Group
Toyota Finacial Services
2013 NON-PROFIT PARTNERS The Roundtable collaborates with 11 non-profit partners, nine of which specialize in financial literacy. For a compilation of free financial literacy curricula proved by the nonprofit partners, visit http://fsroundtable.org/csr-non-profit-partners/
Junior Achievement USA
Women in Housing and Finance Foundation
NeighborWorks America Operation HOPE
Womenâ€™s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
Working in Support of Education (w!se)
SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc. Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc.
113TH COMMUNITY SERVICE HONORARY CONGRESSIONAL HOST COMMITTEE
The Financial Services Roundtable and the constituents of 171 Members of Congress recognize the leadership of the following individuals for their commitment to improve the communities in which they work and live. Members of the Community Service Honorary Congressional Host Committee advocate for financial literacy and support FSR member companies in community service efforts. Senator Kelly A. Ayotte (R-NH) *Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) *Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) *Senator Michael F. Bennet (D-CO) *Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) Senator Richard M. Burr (R-NC) *Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) *Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) *Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Senator Tom Coburn M.D. (R-OK)
Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) *Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY) *Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) *Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Senator Mark L. Pryor (D-AR) Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) *Senator John Thune (R-SD) Senator Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA) Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) Representative Rodney Alexander (R-LA) *Representative Spencer T. Bachus (R-AL) Representative Andy Barr (R-KY) Representative John Barrow (D-GA) Representative Joe L. Barton (R-TX) Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH) Representative Dan Benishek (R-MI) Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) Representative Diane Black (R-TN) *Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) *Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) *Representative Corrine Brown (D-FL) Representative Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) Representative Michael E. Capuano (D-MA) Representative Tony CĂĄrdenas (D-CA) *Representative AndrĂŠ Carson (D-IN) Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) Representative Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO) *Representative James E. Clyburn (D-SC) *Representative Howard Coble (R-NC) *Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) Representative Tom Jeffrey Cole (R-OK) *Representative Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA)
*Representative Joseph Crowley (D-NY) Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) Representative Susan A. Davis (D-CA) *Representative Diana L. DeGette (D-CO) *Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) Representative Ron D. DeSantis (R-FL) *Representative John D. Dingell (D-MI) Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) *Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) *Representative Stephen L. Fincher (R-TN) Representative Mike G. Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
*Representative Bill H. Flores (R-TX) Representative Lois J. Frankel (D-FL) *Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO) *Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) *Representative Phil Gingrey (R-GA) Representative Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) Representative Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ) *Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) * Representative Al Green (D-TX)
* Representative Gene Green (D-TX) *Representative Michael G. Grimm (R-NY) *Representative Richard L. Hanna (R-NY) Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS) Representative Joseph Heck (R-NV) Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) Representative RubĂŠn E. Hinojosa (D-TX) Representative George Holding (R-NC) *Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI) Representative Robert Hurt (R-VA) *Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) *Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) Representative Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-NC) Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) Representative Ron J. Kind (D-WI) Representative Peter T. King (R-NY) Representative John P. Kline, Jr. (R-MN) Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO) Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) *Representative Tom Latham (R-IA) Representative John Lewis (D-GA) Representative Daniel W. Lipinski (D-IL) Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA) *Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) *Representative Cynthia M. Lummis (R-WY) Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) *Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) *Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) Representative Mike McIntyre II (D-NC) Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV)
Representative Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA) Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) Representative Patrick Meehan (R-PA) *Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) Representative John L. Mica (R-FL) *Representative Michael Michaud (D-ME) *Representative Gary Miller (R-CA) *Representative Jim P. Moran, Jr. (D-VA) Representative Richard E. Neal (D-MA) *Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) *Representative Alan Nunnelee (R-MS) Representative Steven M. Palazo (R-MS) *Representative Edward Pastor (D-AZ) Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN) Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) Representative Scott H. Peters (D-CA) Representative Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) *Representative Tom E. Petri (R-WI) Representative Robert M. Pittenger (R-NC) *Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) *Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) *Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) *Representative Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) Representative Nick J. Rahall II (D-WV) Representative Tom W. Reed II (R-NY) *Representative Reid J. Ribble (R-WI) Representative H. Thomas Rice (R-SC) Representative Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA) *Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) Representative Todd Rokita (R-IN) Representative Tom Rooney (R-FL)
Representative Keith Rothfus (R-PA) *Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) Representative Ed R. Royce (R-CA) Representative C.A. â€œDutchâ€? Ruppersberger (D-MD) *Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) *Representative Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) Representative Bradley S. Schneider (D-IL) Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL) Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ) Representative Austin Scott (R-GA) Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI) *Representative John M. Shimkus (R-IL) Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) *Representative Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY)
*Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) Representative Mark Allan Takano (D-CA) Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) *Representative Chris Van Hollen, Jr. (D-MD) *Representative Greg Walden (R-OR)
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) *Representative Mel Watt (D-NC) Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) *Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland (R-GA) Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA) Representative Theodore S. Yoho (R-FL) *Representative Todd Young (R-IN)
* Denotes previously served on committee
FINANCIAL LITERACY SNAPSHOT The continued efforts of our member companies to improve financial literacy in the communities they serve help instill the level of financial knowledge necessary for consumers to make informed decisions. In 2013, a record 47,000 financial literacy projects were completed by FSR member companies. For a free compilation of financial literacy curricula provided by our member companies, visit http://fsroundtable.org/financial-literacy/ FSR Financial Literacy Partnerships Junior Achievement: Since 2010, the Financial Services Roundtable and Junior Achievement partnership has exceeded all goals. In 2013, 95 member companies participated in Junior Achievement programs across the country. A total of 32,412 FSR member company volunteers taught 572,697 students, 22,131 financial literacy classes. Volunteer numbers increased 7% over the previous year. Operation HOPE: 2013 marked the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Joint Framework for Financial Literacy between the Financial Services Roundtable and Operation HOPE. The Framework is an industry agreement designed to demonstrate the financial services industryâ€™s long-term commitment to financial literacy. In addition to FSRâ€™s support of the HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer Baptist Church, several member companies partnered with Operation HOPE to host financial literacy centers in their branches in Memphis, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and New York.
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARDS The Community Service Leadership Award shows appreciation and encouragement to the employees of FSR member companies for their commitment to the values of volunteerism, community service and financial literacy. All member companies are eligible for this award.
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS Allstate Insurance Company
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Bank of Hawaii Corporation
BMO Financial Group
Webster Financial Corporation
Wells Fargo & Company
Discover Financial Services Genworth Financial KeyCorp Lincoln National Corporation M&T Bank Corporation Nationwide PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Popular Community Bank Principal Financial Group RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Regions Financial Corporation
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARDS
WEBSTER BANK WEBSTER BANK EMPLOYEES RAISE $1.27 MILLION FOR UNITED WAY WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2013 Webster Bank employees who led Webster Bank’s recordsetting “Employee Community Campaign” are pictured here from left to right: Jim O’Meara, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking and Chair of the 2012 Webster Employee Community Campaign; Alice Spinella, Senior Vice President, Customer Care Center and Vice Chair of the Campaign; Jim Smith, Chairman and CEO of Webster Bank; Kathy Luria, Vice President, Community Affairs; and Jerry Plush, President and COO of Webster Bank.
Webster Bank, a leading regional bank serving businesses and consumers from Westchester County, NY to Boston, MA, has raised a record-setting $1.27 million through its recently completed 2012 “The United Way is a barometer of the health of Webster’s value system and I’m pleased to say that every year since the beginning of the Great Recession our campaign has set records.” “Employee Community Campaign” for the United Way. “The United Way is a barometer of the health of Webster’s value system and I’m pleased to say that every year since the beginning of the Great Recession, our campaign has set records,”
said Jim Smith, chairman and CEO of Webster Bank. The money will go to more than 40 United Way chapters and more than 100 United Way partner agencies across Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Westchester County, NY. Congratulations Webster Bank!
ALLIANZ LIFE INSURANCE TWIN CITIES FAMILIES RECEIVE DONATIONS: ALLIANZ LIFE EMPLOYEES DONATED MORE THAN 22 TONS OF FOOD AND CLOTHING FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
WEEK OF JANUARY 21, 2013 Allianz Life employees form a “human chain” to help load boxes of food and clothing for local charity.
Hundreds of Allianz Life employees participated in a “human chain” to load hundreds of boxes of employee-donated food and clothing into semi-trucks at their headquarters in Golden Valley, MN. The donations gathered are expected to feed and clothe more than 1,800 families in need around the Twin Cities, according to PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry), a community-funded social service agency that serves local families in need.
our neighbors who have hit hard times,” said President and CEO of Allianz Life Hundreds of Allianz Life employees participated in a “human chain” to load hundreds of boxes of employee-donated food and clothing into semitrucks at their headquarters in Golden Valley, MN. Walter White. “Our community can count on us; the giving seen here today comes from the heart of our employees.” Congratulations Allianz Life!
“Hunger and poverty continue to rise in Minnesota and around the country. As the need grows, I am proud to see our employees continue to do their part in our local community. The donations will help
WORKING IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION (W!SE) W!SE FINANCIAL LITERACY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TURNS 10 WEEK OF JANUARY 28, 2013 “I had a girl from my class last semester who earned a $4/hr. raise when she showed to her manager her financial literacy certification from W!SE.” (Teacher, Tennessee)
2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of its Financial Literacy Certification program, a groundbreaking personal finance initiative for secondary schools, helping students graduate with the knowledge and skills that are critical to a life of financial wellbeing. Participating schools teach personal finance using curriculum and instructional resources Participating schools teach personal finance using curriculum and instructional resources provided by W!SE. provided by W!SE and administer W!SE’s national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test to measure student achievement. Students who pass the test
become Certified Financially Literate™ and earn W!SE’s CFL™, a credential that will help them in their jobs and search for work. Congratulations Working in Support of Education (W!SE)!
POPULAR COMMUNITY BANK POPULAR COMMUNITY BANK PARTNERS WITH THE NEW YORK METRO BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU TO PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2013 Program Leaders from left to right; Dawn M. Carrillo, Vice President and NY Metro Marketing Manager for Popular Community Bank; Berenice Gartner, Univision’s A tu Lado Reporter; and Claire Rosenzweig, President and CEO of BBB Serving Metro New York.
Helping consumers understand and prevent the newer forms of identity theft is the focus of “BBB Live: Identity Theft”: Could You Be Next? (Robo de Identidad: ¿Será usted el próximo?). The BBB Education and Research Foundation of Metropolitan New York, WXTV Univision 41 and Popular Community Bank have collaborated to present this day-long consumer call-in program for Spanishspeaking individuals who need information about stopping the five less familiar, but growing types of identity theft. “BBB Live: Identity Theft” is made possible by invaluable broadcasting support from WXTV Univision 41, generous sponsorship from Popular Community Bank, and the volunteer assistance of many New
York area professionals from businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and legal associations. Over 650 callers Over 650 callers were given tips and warning signs to help protect against identity theft. contacted the hotline, concerned about identity theft issues and they were given tips and warning signs to help protect against identity theft. Congratulations Popular Community Bank!
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE FOR A SECURE RETIREMENT (WISER) WISER PARTNERS WITH BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN TO BRING FINANCIAL EDUCATION TO THEIR MEMBERS
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11, 2013 WISER President Cindy Hounsell; BPW Club President Greta Davis; Sue Ward, Former Director, “Maryland Department of Aging”; and members of the Southern Prince George’s County BPW.
The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is dedicated to education and advocacy to improve the long-term financial quality of life for women. WISER has conducted hundreds of financial education workshops and forums across the country and actively works at local levels to help women via community centers, senior WISER has conducted hundreds of financial education workshops and forums across the country. centers, libraries, and local community organizations. Working at this level, WISER is able to engage women in small, personal group settings and further provide resources to women who might
not otherwise access this important information. The National Education and Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning and the Business and Professional Women’s chapter in Southern Prince George’s County, Maryland sponsored “Financial Literacy: A Tool to Green Your Retirement” focused on the importance of planning for retirement and not outliving one’s assets. WISER President Cindy Hounsell led the workshop discussion. Congratulations Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)!
FIRST NIAGARA FINANCIAL GROUP MENTORING MATTERS AT FIRST NIAGARA LOCAL STUDENTS TRADE THE CLASSROOM FOR THE BOARDROOM FOR FIRST NIAGARA’S “DAY OF MENTORING” CELEBRATION
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2013 Yolanda Fields, a group leader in “Commercial Loan Servicing and President of the Western New York Employee Volunteer Council”, encourages middleschool girls to pursue their dreams during the Day of Mentoring held in late December at First Niagara headquarters in Buffalo, NY.
As part of First Niagara’s “Mentoring Matters” corporate initiative, local students traded the classroom for the boardroom to learn the fundamentals of the corporate world. During the “Day of Mentoring” celebration, teammates from First Niagara introduced the students to financial literacy, marketing, and the ways to make a great first impression. First Niagara is proud to offer critical financial and volunteer support to proven mentoring initiatives throughout the Northeast to empower these providers to reach the greatest number of young adults possible. “Mentoring has a tremendous impact on the lives of young adults,” said Elizabeth Gurney, Executive Director of the First Niagara Foundation. “Studies clearly
show that mentoring provides significant and tangible changes in students including better grades, improved school Students traded the classroom for the boardroom to learn the fundamentals of the corporate world. attendance, better behavior, and evidence of a brighter future. Every child deserves to have a positive adult role model in his or her life.” Congratulations First Niagara Financial Group!
BBVA COMPASS BBVA COMPASS BRINGS FINANCIAL KNOW-HOW, BASKETBALL TIPS TO JOINT NBA CARES TEAM. WORKS. IN SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25, 2013 BBVA Compass President and CEO Manolo Sánchez read “Doctor Ted” and other books as part of “Team. Works. In Schools”, the bank’s joint initiative with NBA Cares.
BBVA Compass leaders brought their financial know-how to two Houston elementary schools as part of “Team. Works. In Schools”, the bank’s joint initiative with the NBA. BBVA Compass President and CEO Manolo Sánchez, who was joined by BBVA Group President and COO Ángel Cano, told the students that BBVA Compass and the NBA want to help them improve their reading, “We are here to support your school and help make it a better place for you to learn and grow.” math — and basketball skills. “We are here to support your school and help make it a better place for you to learn and grow,” Sánchez told the students.
The day of service included an interactive Financial Knowledge Bowl, a trivia session administered by BBVA Compass volunteers. Several bank volunteers taught students good financial habits using the BBVA Compass Financial Scholars and Teach Children to Save curricula. NBA Legends Robert Horry, Felipe Lopez, Bob Lanier, T.J. Ford, Ron Harper and Darryl Dawkins were on hand teaching basketball skills and encouraging physical fitness during an NBA FIT clinic. Congratulations BBVA Compass!
KEYBANK KEYBANK FOUNDATION AWARDS $1.25 MILLION TO CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT AND CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY FOR “STEM” CLASSROOMS
WEEK OF MARCH 4, 2013 Students at the current MC2STEM high school location.
KeyBank Foundation awarded a $1.25 million grant that will enable the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Cleveland State University (CSU) to partner in creating a STEM school for 11th and 12th grade students on the CSU campus. This gift is the latest in a series from KeyBank Foundation that has totaled more than $2.5 million in support of STEM education. The grant will fund renovations at Cleveland State to create facilities for students from the Cleveland schools’ MC2STEM high school. The high school offers a special curriculum emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math. MC2STEM recently graduated its first class, and 100 percent of students enrolled at a university. “We are proud
to invest in a partnership that we believe holds great value as it prepares students KeyBank Foundation awarded a $1.25 million grant that will enable the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Cleveland State University (CSU) to partner in creating a STEM school for 11th and 12th grade students on the CSU campus. for success in education and for advanced careers in a modern workforce,” said Beth Mooney, KeyBank Chairman and CEO. Congratulations KeyBank!
PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN NEED WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2013 Armando Goncalves, People’s United Bank President, Southern Connecticut, stands next to one of the many collection boxes of coats donated by employees for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
People’s United employees donated hundreds of coats and other winter clothing during a coat drive at the bank’s headquarters in Bridgeport, CT. People’s United Bank teamed up with two radio stations in New York to conduct two food drives in support of Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. The successful drives yielded 12 pallets of food and $3,425.26 in contributions. In Massachusetts, People’s The successful drives yielded 12 pallets of food and $3,425.26 in contributions. United Bank employees volunteered for Cradles to Crayons, a Boston non-profit organization providing essential clothing,
books and other items to children in need. People’s United Bank also contributed more than $2.6 million to charitable concerns, while the People’s United Community Foundation awarded over $2.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Congratulations People’s United Bank!
REBUILDING TOGETHER REBUILDING TOGETHER AND NBA CARES 6TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR DAY OF SERVICE WEEK OF MARCH 18, 2013 Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat All-Stars Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and NBA Legend Bob McAdoo with Homeowners, Foster Elementary Principal, and City Council Members.
More than 150 members of the NBA family, including the East and West NBA All-Stars, joined Rebuilding Together in the Houston community of Foster Place. NBA Cares, the leagueâ€™s global social responsibility initiative, along with Kia and Reliant, supported the renovation of five homes, repairs and improvements to the Foster Place Elementary basketball court and additional landscaping for the school. Special guests included current and former NBA players and coaches, WNBA players and local officials. The East All-Stars lending a hand included Miami Heat teammates Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and their coach Erik Spoelstra. To date, more than 1,000 volunteers in six cities have donated
more than 5,000 hours of service to Rebuilding Together NBA Cares All-Star To date, more than 1,000 volunteers in six cities have donated more than 5,000 hours of service to Rebuilding Together NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service projects. Day of Service projects. More than $1 million in market value of improvements has gone into the six All-Star communities Rebuilding Together has served. Congratulations Rebuilding Together!
LPL FINANCIAL EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE EVENT PAIRS LPL FINANCIAL VOLUNTEERS WITH AMBITIOUS STUDENTS WEEK OF MARCH 25, 2013 Executives from LPL Financial shared their career paths with students in Charlotte.
Students eager to hear real-world perspectives and obtain career advice before heading off to college had the opportunity to be part of the “Explore Your Future” event at LPL Financial. High school students were invited to learn more about career paths and to hear from over 85 employee volunteers. Executives spoke about professional development “I appreciated the opportunity to participate. It was good fun and impactful to the young men and women we met today.” while fielding questions about being productive and successful in the business world. Victor Fetter, Chief Information Officer for LPL Financial in Charlotte
said, “I appreciated the opportunity to participate. It was good fun and impactful to the young men and women we met today.” During lunch, employees from across the firm joined the students to offer guidance and share personal career experiences. Congratulations LPL Financial!
THE JUMP$TART COALITION FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY® APRIL NATIONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH BUSY MONTH FOR THE JUMP$TART COALITION FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY®
WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2013 Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill includes table-top displays from over 50 exhibitors and a short program with several members of Congress, almost 500 Congressional staff members, the general public, and a free buffet lunch provided by sponsors.
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® is a national network of more than 150 partners from the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors. The Financial Services Roundtable Jump$tart’s mission is to improve the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through collegeaged youth, by encouraging collaboration and quality in these efforts. as well as many of its member companies are Jump$tart national partners. Jump$tart’s mission is to improve the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-aged youth, by encouraging collaboration and quality in these efforts. Each April, Jump$tart hosts Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill,
which was first introduced in 2003 by the Council for Economic Education, Junior Achievement USA and the Jump$tart Coalition. Over the years, “Hill Day” has evolved from a small gathering to a public event that attracts hundreds of participants. Congratulations Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®!
NESTWISE LPL FINANCIALâ€™S NESTWISE LAUNCHES NEW FINANCIAL FITNESS TRACKS WEEK OF APRIL 8, 2013 Full Life Financial Management.
NestWise believes everyone deserves access to personal, affordable financial advice and access to the information and resources that can help them build smart financial habits. This can be especially true for middle-class Americans. Thatâ€™s the concept behind the new Financial Fitness Tracks that NestWise launched on April 1, kicking off Financial Literacy Month. The new Financial Fitness Tracks are designed to empower more Americans to make decisions about money based on what matters most. NestWise, a Registered Investment Advisor, and wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Holdings, offers
NestWise believes everyone deserves access to personal, affordable financial advice, and access to the information and resources that can help them build smart financial habits. personal and affordable financial advice to middle-class Americans through NestWise Financial Advisors. Congratulations NestWise!
U.S. BANK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS LEARN ABOUT BANKING AT U.S. BANK’S BLOOMER BEARS OFFICE WEEK OF APRIL 15, 2013 Students also earn rewards for achieving savings benchmarks.
Since 2005, U.S. Bank’s partnership with the University of Nebraska - Omaha (UNO) Center for Economic Education has delivered real-world money management and banking experience This unique, hands-on program provides the opportunity for students to make weekly deposits, learn job skills as a “student teller”, and attain personal finance skills as they create savings goals and track their progress by managing a checkbook register. to K-5 classrooms with the Bank in School program. This unique, hands-on program provides the opportunity for students to make weekly deposits, learn job skills as a “student teller”, and attain personal finance skills as they create
savings goals and track their progress by managing a checkbook register. The UNO Center conducts teacher workshops featuring developmentally appropriate financial education lessons. Participating elementary schools host interviews for the student teller jobs and designate time each week for U.S. Bank volunteers to facilitate the Bank in School experience. It is another way to bring financial education into the classroom. Congratulations U.S. Bank!
CAPITAL ONE CAPITAL ONE BANKâ€™S STUDENT-RUN BANKING PROGRAM CELEBRATES FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK OF APRIL 22, 2013 Capital One Student Bankers.
In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, Capital One Bank celebrated the five-year anniversary of its studentrun bank branch program. Through this nationally recognized program, student participants run and operate a real bank branch inside of their high school. The student bankers are not only responsible for operating the branch and offering savings products for their fellow students and faculty, but also for teaching their peers money management. Students in the program receive professional job training, entry-level bank teller salaries, mentoring and career and college preparatory experiences through colleges and universities. The program has helped more than 150 high school seniors in
low- and moderate-income communities in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland The student bankers are not only responsible for operating the branch and offering savings products for their fellow students and faculty, but also for teaching their peers money management. develop career awareness and acquire real-world experience by working alongside Capital One Bank associates and other industry professionals. More than 90 percent of the student bankers have since enrolled in college. Congratulations Capital One!
TD BANK TD BANK’S WOW!ZONE PARTNERS WITH NORRISTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW.
WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2013 TD Bank WOW!Zone instructor works with a student during a WOW!Zone lesson.
April is Financial Literacy Month and to celebrate, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, held a WOW!Zone kickoff event for Norristown Area School District. Over the next several weeks, nearly 7,000 students in 11 schools throughout the District participated in WOW!Zone financial education lessons. The kickoff event was held at Marshall Street Elementary School and featured Dr. Janet Samuels, Norristown Area School Nearly 7,000 students in 11 schools throughout the district participated in WOW!Zone financial education lessons. District Superintendent, and Nandita Bakhshi, Executive Vice President of TD Bank. This is the fourth year TD Bank has
brought the WOW! Zone to the district, and is the largest WOW!Zone series that bank instructors have taught. The TD Bank WOW!Zone is a free financial literacy program created and implemented by TD Bank to help children in grades K-12 develop strong financial skills, in school and online. Congratulations TD Bank!
BANCWEST BANCWEST CELEBRATES NATIONAL FINANCIAL CAPABILITY MONTH WEEK OF APRIL 29, 2013 California Department of Financial Institutions Deputy Commissioner Debie Abella(left) and Bank of the West Head of Regional Banking Andy Harmening (right) teach the basics of saving, spending and sharing to 3rd grade students at Northern Light School in Oakland, CA.
BancWest is dedicated to providing our communities with the financial education and resources needed for self-sufficiency, asset building, and healthy financial planning. To recognize April as National Financial Capability Month, 200 Bank of the West team members volunteered their time at 33 local schools and community centers, teaching more than 3,000 individuals basic financial concepts and encouraging them to develop life-long saving habits. Activities included reading a financial education story Three Cups, to K-3 students as a way to think about saving, spending and sharing money; volunteering with Junior Achievement to teach students healthy financial management skills; and discussions with
parents about how to talk to their children about money. In Oakland, CA, Bank of the 200 Bank of the West team members volunteered their time at 33 local schools and community centers, teaching more than 3,000 individuals basic financial concepts and encouraging them to develop life-long saving habits.
West partnered with Operation HOPE and the California Department of Financial Institutions to recognize â€œTeach Children to Save Dayâ€?. Congratulations BancWest!
ASSOCIATED BANK ASSOCIATED BANK PRESENTS BANK YOUR FUTURE: AN INTERVIEW MEET UP EVENT WEEK OF MAY 1, 2013 Students participate in interview and resume reviews.
Associated Bank, in collaboration with the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and Milwaukee Area Technical College, and in partnership with Metro Milwaukee Society for Human Resource Management and Milwaukee Center for Independence, The event was an interview forum for 228 students, ages 14 to 19 years old, in order to support their future careers and endeavors. hosted Bank Your Future: An Interview Meet Up. The event was an interview forum for 228 students, ages 14 to 19 years old, in order to support their future careers and endeavors. The day consisted of interview sessions, rĂŠsumĂŠ workshops,
and several breakout sessions featuring a Black Achievers and Sponsor-A-Scholar Alumni panel, presentations on budgeting and managing credit, ethical leadership, and managing an online brand. All workshops and sessions were led by 130 Milwaukee area executives from 52 local companies. Congratulations Associated Bank!
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL SUPPORTS EVERYBODY WINS! AT FINDLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEEK OF MAY 6, 2013 Jim Israel reads with two Findley students.
John Deere Financial is working closely with “Everybody Wins!”, a local nonprofit agency that focuses on increasing literacy among low-income, elementary students. In honor of National Financial Literacy Month, John Deere Financial celebrated the success of its new reading program by inviting all mentors, parents, teachers, and students to a “Breakfast with Books”. The Power Breakfast reading program began at Findley Elementary School during December 2012. The financial literacy books focus on counting and increasing the children’s mathematic skills. Since sponsoring the program, John Deere Financial mentors have logged 251 volunteer hours, read 10,617 books and 15,542 pages with the students.
“We are proud to continue making a difference at Findley Elementary School,” said Jim Israel, president of John Deere Financial. “The success of this program John Deere Financial celebrated the success of its new reading program by inviting all mentors, parents, teachers, and students to a “Breakfast with Books”. will improve the children’s reading skills, increase confidence, and help them on standardized tests.” Congratulations John Deere Financial!
TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES CELEBRATES NATIONAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WEEK WITH CLUB TOURS
WEEK OF MAY 8, 2013
TFS associates gather before embarking on tours of six local Boys & Girls Clubs.
The theme of this year’s National Boys & Girls Club Week (April 7-13) was “Open the Door. Take the Tour,” so the Boys There is a Toyota principle called “genchi genbutsu,” or “go and see,” which encourages the idea that to learn about something and truly understand it, you must “go and see” it. & Girls Clubs of America encouraged people to take a virtual Club tour. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) took it one step further. There is a Toyota principle called “genchi genbutsu,” or “go and see,” which encourages the idea that to learn about something and truly understand it, you must “go and see” it. More than 260 TFS employees from its Torrance headquarters
toured one of six area clubs where they learned about club activities, how the staff engages kids, what impact clubs have on kids, and the many volunteer options available. TFS associates said it was an eye-opening experience: “Now that I have been to a Club, I feel like there are ways that I can get involved that can utilize my skills and interests in a valuable way.” Congratulations Toyota Financial Services!
WELLS FARGO WELLS FARGO RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS WEEK OF MAY 13, 2013 Kristy Corey, another 2013 Volunteer Leave Program winner, is currently serving Jefferson Elementary in Sioux Falls, SD. During her leave, Kristy will revamp the infrastructure that supports the school’s PTA.
In April, Wells Fargo recognized 24 outstanding volunteers with “Volunteer Leave Awards” representing more than 49 months of paid team member leave for the purpose of community service. Through the “Volunteer Leave Program”, eligible team members can be considered for a fully paid volunteer leave — from three days to four months — to work on a project that will create a significant impact at a nonprofit organization or school of the team member’s choice. “Almost every day, Wells Fargo team members are out in our communities making a difference in the lives of others. Each year thousands of our team members volunteer their time and talent in communities across the country, helping individuals, families,
and nonprofit groups,” said Chairman and CEO John Stumpf. “Our “Volunteer Leave Through the Volunteer Leave Program, eligible team members can be considered for a fully paid volunteer leave — from three days to four months — to work on a project that will create a significant impact at a non-profit organization or school of the team member’s choice. Program” is one way that we honor this community involvement, and recognize our most exceptional team member volunteers.” Congratulations Wells Fargo!
THE HARTFORD THE HARTFORD WALKS TO FIGHT HUNGER WEEK OF MAY 20, 2013 Hundreds of employees from The Hartford participated in the “30th Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger”.
The Hartford’s campus pulsed with energy as 700 employees joined thousands of participants in the “30th Annual Participants enjoyed music and entertainment while waiting for the walk to begin and celebrated the success of surpassing The Hartford’s $160,000 fundraising goal for the event. Foodshare Walk Against Hunger” in Hartford, CT. Participants enjoyed music and entertainment while waiting for the walk to begin and celebrated the success of surpassing The Hartford’s $160,000 fundraising goal for the event. In addition, including the company match, The Hartford announced a $175,000 donation
to Foodshare. The money raised will help Foodshare and its partner agencies provide food for more than 128,000 hungry people in the Greater Hartford area. Andy Napoli, president of Consumer Markets & Enterprise Business Solutions at The Hartford, welcomed the walkers: “As you can see by this incredible crowd, we’re ready to help Foodshare end hunger.” 2012 Paralympic Games bronze-medalists April Holmes (Track and Field) and Paul Nitz (Wheelchair Racing) participated in the festivities, greeting the walkers and signing autographs. Congratulations The Hartford!
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION CAT FINANCIAL STRIKES UP FRIENDLY COMPETITION FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WEEK OF MAY 22, 2013 35 Cat Financial teams participated in the 2013 Bowl-a-Thon
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation headquarters employees in Nashville spared their time for a good cause during the “26th Annual Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon”. Cat Financial has been a long-time supporter of Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, an organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jim Duensing, a JA Board member and the company’s Bowl-a-Thon sponsor, officially opened the lanes by throwing the first ball. Festivities included lane-side games, awards for top scoring bowlers, and a photo booth. The Bowl-a-Thon served as a celebration after weeks of
fundraising efforts – the teams exceeded the company’s fundraising goal of $60,000. Participating in the Bowl-a-Thon is just one way that employees support The Bowl-a-Thon served as a celebration after weeks of fundraising efforts – the teams exceeded the company’s fundraising goal of $60,000. Junior Achievement. Several employees regularly volunteer and spend time educating students about what it’s like to work at Cat Financial. Congratulations Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation!
BNY MELLON BNY MELLON EMPLOYEES STAND UP TO SANDY AND SUPPORT DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS WEEK OF MAY 27, 2013 Sandy was no match for BNY Mellon’s employee volunteers who tackled a dozen projects and spent 600 hours canvasing neighborhoods to assess residents’ needs, while aiding local law enforcement, distributing food, providing entertainment, cleaning up property damage, assisting at a temporary shelter and distributing supplies.
BNY Mellon and more than 1,200 of its employees contributed nearly $1.5 million dollars as a result of volunteering, BNY Mellon supported the Red Cross, food banks, New York Cares, homeless shelters, and other charities providing disaster relief in the most severely impacted areas. fundraising and individual donations to support the people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This included more than 11,000 BNY Mellon employees and their families who were also located in the path of this natural disaster. What’s not widely known is that while the financial markets and mass transit ground to a temporary halt, the company and its employees all
around the world stepped up, ensuring a continuity of business and that its employees and their communities were supported. BNY Mellon supported the Red Cross, food banks, New York Cares, homeless shelters, and other charities providing disaster relief in the most severely impacted areas. Within the first 48 hours, BNY Mellon launched several programs including a Neighbor-toNeighbor volunteer program that provided “time matching” funds to employees who wanted to help their neighbors. Congratulations BNY Mellon!
KEYBANK KEYBANK HAS A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY WEEK OF MAY 29, 2013 KeyCorp Chairman and CEO Beth Mooney and employee team members demonstrate a strong sense of community for “Neighbors Make the Difference Day”.
KeyBank is proud to foster a corporate culture of philanthropy and volunteerism. May is designated as “Salute to Community Service Month,” highlighted by “Neighbors Make the Difference Day”, an annual hallmark community service program. To kick off the 2013 Neighbors Day activities, KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney and KeyBank Cleveland District President Lisa Oliver joined a group of employees at the Cleveland Indians baseball game to celebrate with the Northeast Ohio community by announcing a day of service via a scoreboard video segment during the game’s sixth inning. The following day, nearly 7,500 Key employees revitalized communities – over 900 projects were completed, such as teaching
and mentoring students of all ages, financial education, working at local food banks and assisting numerous community organizations. More than 250 Neighbors Nearly 7,500 Key employees revitalized communities – over 900 projects were completed Day projects were “green,” helping to improve the environment. Congratulations KeyBank!
LPL FINANCIAL HUNDREDS OF LPL FINANCIAL EMPLOYEES “LIFT PEOPLE LOCALLY” DURING MAY SERVE DAYS WEEK OF JUNE 3, 2013 Volunteers hosted a career workshop in Boston for clients of Crittenton Women’s Union to enhance their job readiness skills.
May was a busy month for LPL Financial, full of dozens of volunteer projects to support the mission of the LPL Financial Foundation to empower at-risk individuals in their local communities. Over 200 employees joined together to make a Employees embraced the company’s “Lift People Locally” mantra during May Serve Days to demonstrate the core values of LPL Financial and its commitment to serving others in their communities. difference by serving others during the annual “May Serve Days”, the firm’s largest volunteer effort of the year. LPL Financial hosted projects focused on education, career skills, and financial education for individuals across the country. “Our
volunteers are awesome and always willing to help others,” said Stacey Perkins, chair of the Charlotte Employee Volunteer Corps, and LPL Financial Foundation board member. Employees embraced the company’s “Lift People Locally” mantra during May Serve Days to demonstrate the core values of LPL Financial and its commitment to serving others in their communities. Congratulations LPL Financial!
POPULAR COMMUNITY BANK POPULAR COMMUNITY BANK HOSTS FIRST OPERATION HOPE CORPORATE VISIT & JOB SHADOW DAY IN NYC: HOSTING CENTRAL HARLEM’S STUDENTS
WEEK OF JUNE 5, 2013 Popular team members visit Wadleigh High School prior to their corporate visit.
Popular Community Bank hosted the first Operation HOPE “Onsite Financial Literacy Corporate Program & Job Shadow Day” by welcoming students from Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School, and teaching Operation HOPE’s “Banking on Our Future” financial literacy curriculum. The day began with keynote presentations from Georgie Badiel, Pastor Florence Kaweesa, and MacDella Cooper who shared life stories on why dignity is vital to success. The Popular team taught the basics in banking, credit, and investment products, and students toured offices and were able to job shadow various professionals. According to Operation HOPE, the students from Wadleigh were impressed and positively
impacted. They raved about the activities and were appreciative of the shadowing opportunities. This model Popular Popular Community Bank hosted the first Operation HOPE Onsite Financial Literacy Corporate Program & Job Shadow Day by welcoming students from Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School, and teaching Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future financial literacy curriculum. Community Bank created will improve what Operation HOPE and its partners do moving forward. Congratulations to Popular Community Bank!
WEBSTER BANK WEBSTER BANK PARTNERS WITH JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WEEK OF JUNE 10, 2013 Webster Bank employees proudly display the company banner at the ‘JA in a Day’ event in Waterbury, CT.
Webster Bank completed its largest ‘JA in a Day’ event of the year. On May 23, 48 bankers spent the day teaching a Junior Achievement (JA) to students in 24 classrooms at Tinker Elementary School in Waterbury, CT., which is where Webster headquarters are located. More than 500 K-5 children had fun while they learned about financial literacy. In all, 10 Webster executives sit on the boards of nine JA’s in Webster’s four-state footprint More than 500 K-5 children had fun while they learned about financial literacy. from Westchester County, NY to Boston, MA. Webster participates in a variety of JA activities to support the organization’s
good work, including a number of ‘JA in a Day’ and Business Challenge/Stock Investing activities. The event supported JA of Southwest New England where Jerry Plush, President and Chief Operating Officer at Webster, is chairman of the board. John Guy, Senior Vice President and Director of Business Banking at Webster, is also on the board. Congratulations Webster Bank!
CIT GROUP INC. CIT EMPLOYEES COMBAT HUNGER WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2013 CIT employees package meals for humanitarian relief.
CIT Group Inc. has chosen to fight hunger as a part of its 2013 Global Employee Volunteer Program. Employees in CIT offices around the world are hosting food drives, raising money, volunteering in local soup kitchens, preparing healthy meals for children, planting community gardens, delivering meals to homebound seniors, stocking and sorting donations at food banks, and packaging meals for humanitarian aid. Inspired by the successful food drives hosted by the CIT Jacksonville, FL office in recent years (87 tons of food over 7 years), employees based in the Livingston, NJ office collected and donated more than 30 tons (60,000 pounds) of food to a local food pantry in March. In support of the
company-wide initiative to fight hunger, CIT offices around the world will continue Employees in CIT offices around the world are hosting food drives, raising money, volunteering in local soup kitchens. to sponsor similar employee food drives throughout 2013. Congratulations CIT Group Inc.!
COMERICA BANK COMERICA BANK - COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY WEEK OF JUNE 17, 2013 Comerica Bank employees in Michigan demonstrate their commitment to community by supporting “Volunteers of America Stand Down”.
Comerica Bank colleagues in Dallas participated in a Junior Achievement “JA In A Day” activity, teaching financial literacy to 283 (K-5th) students at J.W. Ray Comerica Bank colleagues in Dallas participated in a Junior Achievement “JA In A Day” activity, teaching financial literacy to 283 (K-5th) students at J.W. Ray Elementary. Elementary. Comerica Bank colleagues in Houston successfully conducted a suit drive for “Dress for Success” Houston, collecting 60 suits, 39 jackets, 33 blouses, 31 pairs of pants, seven dresses, nine skirts, 18 pairs of shoes, four hand bags, five scarves, three necklaces, two belts, and a pair of earrings to help low-income women with job searching. Comerica
Bank colleagues in Michigan offered their support to a “Volunteers of America Stand Down”, which offers free, vital services to low-income and homeless veterans. Congratulations Comerica Bank!
BMO FINANCIAL GROUP BMO FINANCIAL GROUP MAKES A DIFFERENCE WITH ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN-WIDE VOLUNTEER DAY WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2013 Mark Furlong, President & CEO, BMO Harris Bank, helped rehab three homes and built a new shed at the Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago’s community garden.
BMO Financial Group has a long history of actively supporting communities, with the prime example of its annual “BMO Employee Volunteer Day”. On June 5th, over 5,600 BMO employees participated in more than 470 projects for BMO’s North American-wide Volunteer Day. Initiated in 2001, BMO Employee Volunteer Day continues to grow annually with more projects, allowing employees to make changes within local communities. BMO Harris Bank President & CEO Mark Furlong worked with employees in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago in the major rehabilitation of three homes which included hanging drywall, masonry and tuck pointing. Employees helped build a shed, paint fences and plant shrubs in the
community garden as well. Employees spent a day away from their desks to On June 5th, over 5,600 BMO employees participated in more than 470 projects for BMO’s North American-wide Volunteer Day. help out at local food banks, senior care centers, schools, and other important local organizations. Congratulations BMO Financial Group!
PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK PREPARES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR LIFE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM WEEK OF JUNE 24, 2013 A student from Mohawk Trail Regional High School discussing insurance options with People’s United Bank volunteers at “Reality Check Fair”.
In its ongoing efforts to help improve financial literacy, People’s United Bank conducted its annual “Reality Check Fairs” to more than 350 high school students in Massachusetts. In order to offer a unique, interactive experience on the basics of budgeting, each student pretended to be 25 and was given a fictitious credit history, “The goal at the end is for each student to successfully manage their finances by showing a positive account balance.” a job and a salary fact sheet. Students then managed their money for “one month,” making decisions about housing, health care, food, entertainment and other expenses, while also encountering
real-life situations such as an unexpected car repair or receiving a tax refund. “The goal at the end is for each student to successfully manage their finances by showing a positive account balance,” said Kevin Noyes, Reality Check Coordinator and Community Development and CRA Officer for People’s United Bank. To enhance their learning experiences, 74 People’s United Bank employees volunteered at the booths, which provided career counseling, credit and lending, education, housing, and transportation, and offered advice and guidance in the decision-making process. Congratulations People’s United Bank!
ASSURANT, INC. ASSURANT HELPS TO REBUILD HOMES DAMAGED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY WEEK OF JUNE 26, 2013 Assurant employees volunteer with Rebuilding Together to repair homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.
It wasn’t your typical day at the beach. Instead of putting on sunscreen and water wings, Assurant volunteers grabbed their work gloves, picked up shovels and dipped paint brushes to restore homes in Gerristen Beach. Working with Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization that restores homes for those in need, hundreds of volunteers brought new life to the Brooklyn neighborhood hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Fourteen employees from Assurant Specialty Property offices in New Jersey and the headquarters in New York joined the rebuilding effort. The Assurant Foundation also donated $50,000 to Rebuilding Together and contributed to gift bags distributed in the neighborhood. “It’s wonderful to volunteer
our time and help the people of Gerristen Beach,” said, Shawn Kahle, Vice President The Assurant Foundation also donated $50,000 to Rebuilding Together and contributed to gift bags distributed in the neighborhood. of Corporate Communications. “Our volunteers bring our Assurant Foundation to life as we activate our care for the communities where we work and live.” Congratulations Assurant, Inc.!
THE HARTFORD THE HARTFORD COLORS THE COMMUNITY WEEK OF JULY 1, 2013 Shyann P. poses with her winning painting, “A Community Full of Heart”, alongside The Hartford’s Larry the Stag.
In partnership with West Middle School, The Hartford launched “Coloring our Community” to update the streetlight banners surrounding its headquarters in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood. The 16 recently installed banners feature artwork by 4th grade through 8th grade The Hartford launched “Coloring our Community” to update the streetlight banners surrounding its headquarters in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood. students who participated in this unique program. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art also participated, offering docent-led tours and hands-on art instruction to the students. This interactive lesson taught them the principles of art
design and art vocabulary. The students were challenged to apply their creative skills and design banners that answer the question, “What does community mean to you?” In addition to the streetlight banners, the students’ original artwork has been displayed at the Wadsworth and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Employees from The Hartford voted to select one grand-prize winner. Fourthgrader Shyann P. won for her painting, “A Community Full of Heart.” She received art supplies, museum passes, and a special art experience provided by the Wadsworth. Congratulations The Hartford!
ZIONS BANK ZIONS BANK EMPLOYEES “BRUSH UP” ON COMMUNITY SERVICE WEEK OF JULY 3, 2013 During the annual “Paint-a-thon”, Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams enjoy visiting with 84-year-old widow Millie Lamb at her Salt Lake City home.
Zions Bank employees traded their balance sheets for paint brushes during the company’s 23rd annual “Paint-athon” benefitting elderly and disabled homeowners in Utah and Idaho. Bank employees and their family members spent their evenings helping to paint 55 projects, bringing the grand total to 942 homes brightened up over the years. Zions Bank employees also provided yard clean-up, pruning, mowing, planting, and minor repairs as needed by homeowners. Projects were selected with the assistance of state housing agencies, community organizations and local churches. The average age of the homeowner was 75, with an average monthly income of $1,510. “Last week, we were the recipients of the
selfless service of the employees of Zions Bank as they painted our house,” wrote an Bank employees and their family members spent their evenings helping to paint 55 projects, bringing the grand total to 942 homes brightened up over the years. elderly couple in a letter of thanks. “Our deepest gratitude goes out to all of these special people.” Congratulations Zions Bank!
FIFTH THIRD BANK FIFTH THIRD BANKERS GO BEYOND THE BASICS TO EMPOWER YOUTH WEEK OF JULY 8, 2013 Shawn Niehaus, Senior Vice President and Head of Retail Banking for Fifth Third Bank (Central Indiana), addresses students.
Since its inception in 2004, Fifth Third Bank’s “Young Bankers Club” has been teaching fifth-graders financial empowerment. This spring nearly 1,500 fifth-grade students across the Fifth Third Bank footprint were invited to access the vault to their journey of financial Fifth Third Bank’s Young Bankers Club has been teaching fifth-graders financial empowerment. This spring nearly 1,500 fifthgrade students across the Fifth Third Bank footprint were invited to access the vault to their journey of financial empowerment. empowerment. The vault video game challenge is the theme of the Young Bankers Club, a financial literacy program with a unique approach to learning about
banking and financial empowerment. Through YBC, bankers were able to help students become financially empowered through lessons that encouraged financial responsibility and money management. Young Bankers Club is a customizable five or ten week program delivered by many Fifth Third employees and teachers across the Fifth Third Bank footprint. Through YBC, bankers were able to help students become financially empowered. Congratulations Fifth Third Bank!
THANKSUSA THANKSUSA RECOGNIZES MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES WEEK OF JULY 10, 2013 Deanna and Rachel Okun (ThanksUSA), Patricia St. George and Caleb Harris (KPMG), ThanksUSA scholar Jennifer Benecke, George & Dominick Benecke.
ThanksUSA and the No Greater Sacrifice Foundation paid tribute to Congressional Black Caucus Members who served in the military. U.S. Representative Bobby Scott was honored for his service in the United States Army and the National Guard and U.S. Representative Charles Rangel for his service in the United States Army. During the 2012 “Treasure Our Troops Gala”, ThanksUSA honored Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman for their dedication to military families. KPMG LLP hosted a fundraiser for ThanksUSA at Nationals Park. ThanksUSA scholar Jennifer Benecke was on hand to represent the thousands of military dependents and spouses who have benefited from ThanksUSA scholarships.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Maryland and is pursuing her Master’s in U.S. Representative Bobby Scott was honored for his service in the United States Army and the National Guard and U.S. Representative Charles Rangel for his service in the United States Army. Mental Health Counseling. She hopes to work at a Veterans Administration clinic or hospital in support of our veterans and their families. Congratulations ThanksUSA!
BBVA COMPASS WITH BANK’S FINANCIAL LITERACY EFFORTS, EMPLOYEES SHARE TIME, TALENT WEEK OF JULY 15, 2013 Head of Business Development and Shared Services Enrique González teaches second grade students about the importance of saving during a “Teach Children to Save” event at Wharton Dual Language Academy.
From a recent article in Forbes to an op-ed in the Coloradoan, the importance of financial education is getting its due, amplifying a message that BBVA Compass has been championing for quite some time. “The best way we can help lift up the people in the communities we serve “The best way we can help lift up the people in the communities we serve is to lend our considerable expertise, which is why financial education is BBVA Compass’ top community involvement strategy.” is to lend our considerable expertise, which is why financial education is BBVA Compass’ top community involvement strategy,” said Reymundo Ocañas, Director of Corporate Responsibility and
Reputation. Financial literacy is also a priority for BBVA Group, which launched its “Global Financial Education Plan” in 2009 with the aim of improving financial literacy across its international footprint. Earlier in 2013 in Houston, BBVA President and Chief Operating Officer Ángel Cano joined BBVA Compass President and CEO Manolo Sánchez at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to help administer EverFi’s web-based VAULT program. Congratulations BBVA Compass!
RBS CITIZENS CITIZENS HELPING CITIZENS TEACH MONEY MANAGEMENT WEEK OF JULY 17, 2013 In April, RBS Citizens colleagues volunteered more than 1,000 hours to teach money management to children and adults in local communities throughout the bank’s footprint.
RBS Citizens understands that learning how to manage money is the first step an individual or a small business can take in achieving their financial goals. That’s what led to the creation of “Citizens Helping Citizens Teach Money Management”. With a commitment of $2 million in grants to support non-profit financial education initiatives, the program will reach more than 100,000 consumers in 2013. By partnering with local nonprofits that work on this issue every day, RBS Citizens is able to provide more people with financial training in areas such as foreclosure, home ownership and small business counseling. Leveraging National Financial Literacy Month in April, colleagues led more than 50 training sessions and trained 3,000
consumers using materials from FDIC Money Smart and the American Bankers RBS Citizens understands that learning how to manage money is the first step an individual or a small business can take in achieving their financial goals. Association’s “Teach Children to Save” program. To learn more about RBS Citizens community programs, visit www.citizensbank.com/community. Congratulations RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (RBS Citizens)!
THE SOCIETY FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, INC. SIXTH ANNUAL FINANCIAL LITERACY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE WEEK OF JULY 22, 2013 Conference attendees at Conference Luncheon.
The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFEPD) is a partner of the Financial Services Roundtable. SFEPD has become one of the leading financial literacy organizations in the country. In 2008, it expanded its financial literacy work by creating SFEPD has become one of the leading financial literacy organizations in the country. In 2008, it expanded its financial literacy work by creating an annual financial literacy leadership conference. an annual financial literacy leadership conference. This professional development conference serves as a forum for financial educators and other professionals to come together to increase their knowledge, establish new partnerships and network
to increase the financial literacy of Americans. Financial institutions, financial educators, policymakers, and researchers, federal, state and local officials, community-based organizations, colleges and universities recognize SFEPDâ€™s professional development conference as a venue of choice. The Sixth Annual Financial Literacy Leadership conference will build on the success of its previous conferences. The theme for this yearâ€™s conference is Financial Literacy: Resources and Opportunities. Congratulations The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc.!
WHF FOUNDATION WHF FOUNDATION: SUPPORTING HOUSING AND FINANCIAL LITERACY IN D.C. WEEK OF JULY 24, 2013 WHF Foundation President Mary Martha Fortney and immediate past President Lisa Andrews present grant check to Kristine Thompson, Calvary Women’s Services Executive Director.
The WHF Foundation continues to raise money in support of area nonprofits that provide housing and financial literacy assistance within the Washington, D.C. area. In June, the Foundation awarded two $7,500 Partnership Grants to Calvary Women’s Services in support of their women’s transitional housing program, and to Interfaith Works to assist in the provision of financial education and empowerment training for the disadvantaged and homeless. Since its founding in 1997, WHF Foundation has contributed over $550,000 to local organizations through more than 100 grants, conducted more than 230 financial literacy sessions, and provided student grants of $5,000. The WHF Foundation
consists of members of Women in Housing and Finance, Inc., an organization In June, the Foundation awarded two $7,500 Partnership Grants to Calvary Women’s Services in support of their women’s transitional housing program. of professionals in the fields of financial services and housing, who dedicate their resources and knowledge to help women and their families in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by providing charitable services and educational activities pertaining to housing and finance. Congratulations WHF Foundation!
SER-JOBS FOR PROGRESS NATIONAL, INC. THE SER NATIONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN WEEK OF JULY 31, 2013 Participants in a financial literacy class in Milwaukee, WI.
Everyone regularly makes money decisions; from household budgets and banking, to credit and investing, it can be challenging to make wise decisions. To help members of the Hispanic community make informed and educated decisions, SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc. To help members of the Hispanic community make informed and educated decisions, SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc. has taught over 5,000 Hispanics the basics of personal finance. has taught over 5,000 Hispanics the basics of personal finance. Since 2007, SER has partnered with national and local corporations teaching over 15,000 hours of financial literacy classes. SER National along with Ally Financial, Chrysler
Financial, and Citibank established and delivered a curriculum customized to the needs of Hispanics consumers. This curriculum is taught by the Puerto Rican Unity for Progress to individuals in Camden County, NJ. SER National partnering with Ally Financial also created Ally Wallet Wise, a free program that helps individuals make wise and informed financial decisions. SER National and financial institutions are partnering to provide Hispanics with the assistance and support they need for secure and sound financial future. Congratulations SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.!
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA® JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA RECOGNIZES FSR MEMBER COMPANY VOLUNTEERS WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2013 Richard Whiting, Executive Director and General Counsel, The Financial Services Roundtable, with Larry Leva, Global Vice Chairman – Quality and Risk Management, KPMG LLP, Chairman, Junior Achievement USA on the left and Jack E. Kosakowski, President and CEO, Junior Achievement USA, on the right.
Junior Achievement’s programs provide innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy education to 4.3 million U.S. students annually. Junior Achievement’s national partnership with the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) began in 2010. During the 2011-12 school year, more than 560,000 U.S. students benefitted from Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs delivered by 30,000 volunteers from FSR member companies. Volunteers from the financial services sector impacted approximately 13 percent of the entire JA student reach in the U.S., making it the most significant Junior Achievement industry alliance. One of the most impressive aspects of this
vibrant partnership is that 95 percent of Financial Services Roundtable member companies were engaged. To recognize the dedication of FSR member companies to the Junior Achievement mission, Junior During the 2011-12 school year, more than 560,000 U.S. students benefitted from Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs. Achievement USA® recently presented the gold U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award to Richard Whiting, FSR’s executive director and general counsel. The award represents more than 15,000 volunteer service award hours provided by FSR member organizations. Congratulations Junior Achievement USA®!
TRANSAMERICA TRANSAMERICA SEEKS TO TRANSFORM TOMORROW® FOR BALTIMORE CITY STUDENTS WEEK OF AUGUST 7, 2013 Transamerica employees turned out at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary & Middle School to help refresh the school for the 2013-2014 school year.
Transamerica takes its commitment to “Transform Tomorrow®” seriously, from the products and services offered to consumers to its philanthropy efforts. Transamerica has been stepping up efforts to influence outcomes of elementary and middle school students by wrapping resources – money, volunteerism, and in-kind donations – around a turnaround In partnership with Living Classrooms, Transamerica is financing much-needed resources at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary & Middle School. school in Baltimore City. In partnership with Living Classrooms, Transamerica is financing much-needed resources at
Commodore John Rodgers Elementary & Middle School. This includes funding more than a dozen non-profits (extending their services to students), taking time out of the office to serve as mentors/painters/ cleaners and collecting much-needed student school supplies. “We want to make a real difference, one that moves the dial, by focusing our resources where they will have the most meaningful impact,” shares Transamerica’s Ed Walker, who chairs the Baltimore Committee of the Aegon Transamerica Foundation, “We look forward to being part of their story.” Congratulations Transamerica!
REGIONS FINANCIAL CORPORATION REGIONS ASSOCIATES LEAD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THOUGH “SUMMERQUEST BIRMINGHAM” FINANCIAL EDUCATION CHALLENGES
WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2013 Regions associates Ian Diament (left) and Dylan Sandy (right) lead a financial education seminar for Birmingham high school students who devoted part of their summer break to learning about how to prepare for, apply to, and pay for college.
Regions Financial Corporation associates spent part of the summer guiding high school students in Birmingham, AL, through a series of financial education challenges to improve college readiness. Regions collaborated with municipal officials in its headquarters city and with Impact Alabama, a non-profit service-learning organization, to develop “SummerQuest Birmingham: The Mayor’s Financial Excellence & College Readiness Youth Challenge”. Regions associates contributed 1,200 hours in June and July, helping students complete financial aid applications, practice taking ACT and SAT assessments, research colleges to attend, and learn the dangers of credit card debt, as well as the importance of sound money
management. More than 800 students joined SummerQuest’s Facebook group, 411 registered online, 2,056 educational quests were completed, compared to the 589 completed before; as many as 70 attended weekly events, compared to a previous high of 10. Two top-performing SummerQuest students earned $1,000 Regions Financial Corporation associates spent part of the summer guiding high school students in Birmingham, AL, through a series of financial education challenges. college scholarships from Regions. Regions is considering expanding this highly successful program to other cities. Congratulations Regions Financial Corporation!
UNION BANK UNION BANK PARTNERS WITH NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CHILDREN’S AUTHORS TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT MONEY
WEEK OF AUGUST 14, 2013 “What a Bank Can Do” by John and Diane Tuzee, and illustrated by Mike Kasun, helps teach kids about money
Furthering its commitment to responsible banking and financial education, Union Bank, N.A., supported the development of a new, limited edition children’s book, “What a Bank Can Do”, by nationally recognized authors John and Diane Tuzee. What a Bank Can Do explores the fun and importance of saving money. Union Bank provided underwriting support for the Union Bank provided underwriting support for the development and initial distribution of 5,000 copies of the 30-page “What a Bank Can Do”, donating many copies to schools and youth groups. development and initial distribution of 5,000 copies of the 30-page What a Bank Can Do, donating many copies to schools
and youth groups. What a Bank Can Do tells a great story about the importance of saving and the role that banks have in our communities and our nation and we hope it will be a fun learning tool for all adults to share with the youth in their lives,” said Union Bank Executive Vice President George Leis, regional president for the bank’s Central Coast division. Congratulations Union Bank!
TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES EXPANDS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO $1 MILLION WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2013 2013 “Making Life Easier” scholarship recipients honored at TFS’ 7th Annual Community Day at Toyota headquarters in Torrance, CA.
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is committed to making life easier in communities where its associates live and work. Since announcing its “Making Life Easier” (MLE) scholarship program in 2007, TFS has provided nearly $2.4 million in scholarship awards to over 500 deserving students. This year, TFS awarded 54 Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Youth of the Year winners and expanded the MLE program to provide over $1 million to 100 scholarship recipients. Award winners are under-served students from nonprofit partners who participate in Toyota’s Diplomas to Degrees or “d2D” college readiness program. TFS hosted its annual Community Day at Toyota Headquarters, where 29 local scholars,
family members and Toyota associates celebrated community volunteerism and the achievements of this year’s MLE scholarship recipients. Festivities included a tour of Toyota’s Automobile Since announcing its “Making Life Easier” (MLE) scholarship program in 2007, TFS has provided nearly $2.4 million in scholarship awards to over 500 deserving students. Museum and a presentation from CEO and President George Borst. To help recognize this year’s award recipients, celebrations extended to other TFS locations across the U.S. Congratulations Toyota Financial Services!
WORKING IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION (W!SE) 100 BEST W!SE HIGH SCHOOLS TEACHING PERSONAL FINANCE RANKINGS ANNOUNCED AT NYSE TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT MONEY
WEEK OF AUGUST 21, 2013 HSMSE accepts the first-place trophy from members of the W!SE Board of Directors and special guests at the NYSE.
Working in Support of Education (W!SE) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Financial Literacy Certification program by releasing the inaugural ranking of the 100 Best W!SE High Schools Teaching Working in Support of Education (W!SE) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Financial Literacy Certification program by releasing the inaugural ranking of the 100 Best W!SE High Schools Teaching Personal Finance at the New York Stock Exchange. Personal Finance at the New York Stock Exchange. Earning the top spot was the High School for Math, Science & Engineering at City College from New York City (HSMSE). Crystal Bonds, HSMSE Principal, noted: “We are proud
participants in the W!SE Certification program. It’s wonderful because students really benefit from being financially capable young adults.” Others ranked in the top 25 were schools from Utah, Indiana, Tennessee, Nebraska, Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, South Carolina, and New York State. This national ranking is the first of its kind in the country and showcases schools of excellence in W!SE’s national network who are teaching personal finance and measuring student knowledge by administering W!SE’s standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test. Congratulations Working in Support of Education (W!SE)!
IBERIABANK IBERIABANK IS MAKING COMMUNITIES STRONGER THROUGH FINANCIAL LITERACY WEEK OF AUGUST 23, 2013 IBERIABANK contributed $10,000 to sponsor financial literacy sessions in eleven classrooms at Franklin Elementary School in Little Rock.
The heart of IBERIABANK is community. In 2012, over 4,200 members of local communities participated in IBERIABANK’s financial literacy programs. Across its footprint, IBERIABANK is working to make communities stronger. Classes are offered for students and adults of all ages, veterans, and small business owners. Groups gather at branches, schools, homeless shelters, churches, community centers, libraries, and many other locations to learn how to better handle their finances. IBERIABANK partners with many non-profit organizations to offer financial literacy services such as Junior Achievement, United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA’s, local churches, local youth organizations,
homeless shelters, and veteran organizations. Classes are designed to achieve the most effective results for the specific class participants. Feedback from those taking classes has been positive: Classes are offered for students and adults of all ages, veterans, and small business owners. Groups gather at branches, schools, homeless shelters, churches, community centers, libraries, and many other locations to learn how to better handle their finances. “Not only did we learn about finances, but we were well educated in all areas concerning our finances,” said Erica Coleman, class participant. Congratulations IBERIABANK!
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP PARTNERSHIPS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2013 These Delaware graduates participated in a financial education program for first time home buyers. PNC joined with Delaware Interfaith Housing to offer the program.
PNCâ€™s Community Development Banking Group boosts the quality of life in lowerincome neighborhoods through affordable housing, economic revitalization, financial education, and customized financial solutions. Each year, 1.5 million visitors ride a historic incline to take in the spectacular view of downtown Pittsburgh from Mount Washington. Many make the return trip without patronizing the local business Each year, 1.5 million visitors ride a historic incline to take in the spectacular view of downtown Pittsburgh from Mount Washington. district a few blocks back from the scenic outlooks. With funding and support from PNC, in partnership with Local
Initiatives Support Corporation and the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development, the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation was able to implement marketing strategies to decrease retail vacancies. The program aims to increase the visibility of Shiloh Street and attract the interest of tourists and local residents to the businesses currently operating in the area. Through December 2012, PNC staff performed more than 2,000 financial education activities annually, benefitting more than 20,000 people throughout PNCâ€™s retail banking footprint. Congratulations The PNC Financial Services Group!
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL HITS THE GREEN, RAISES GREEN FOR CHARITY WEEK OF AUGUST 28, 2013 Cara Sweeney, Director of Community Relations & Advocacy, accepts the ceremonial donation check on behalf of Conexión Américas from John Bensabat, Tournament Chair.
More than 190 employees, dealers and vendors hit the green at the Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation Charity Golf Classic. Forty-eight teams teed up for the sixth annual tournament, which serves a different beneficiary each year. This year’s partner was Conexión Américas the tournament benefited the organization’s “Parents as Partners” program, designed to mentor Latino parents on becoming engaged in their children’s education by helping them reclaim the role as their children’s first, and most important, teacher. In addition to entry fees, tournament participants could purchase several on-course games and player advantages, which contributed to the total amount raised
from the event. Cat Financial also worked to secure 62 tournament sponsors, the most to date, which resulted in a Forty-eight teams teed up for the sixth annual tournament, which serves a different beneficiary each year. record donation amount of $38,000 for Conexión Américas. It was a fun event that emphasized Cat Financial’s commitment to give back to the communities in which we live and work as part of Our Values in Action. Congratulations Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation!
LPL FINANCIAL LPL FINANCIAL JOINS FORCES WITH USO TO PROVIDE FREE FINANCIAL GUIDANCE TO SUPPORT U.S. TROOPS
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 Mark Casady, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board and Robert J. Moore, President, Advisor and Institution Services volunteered alongside advisors and employees at USO.
LPL Financial held a special event to benefit active-duty military at the USO San Diego. The event was sponsored by the LPL Financial Foundation whose mission is to foster economic empowerment for at-risk individuals and families in its local communities. LPL Financial advisors provided free financial LPL Financial advisors provided free financial guidance to USO members, who are active duty service men and women. guidance to USO members, who are active duty service men and women. USO members had the opportunity to ask advisors questions about investing,
saving, financial planning, careers, retirement, and more. LPL Financial advisors company executive leaders, and employee volunteers produced more than 1,000 Welcome Home bags. These gift bags will be distributed by the USO to U.S. military members returning to San Diego from overseas assignments. â€œThe career and financial guidance our advisors were able to offer met a vital need for those who rely on support from the community while they, or their family members, are deployed,â€? said Heather Carter, President of the LPL Financial Foundation. Congratulations LPL Financial!
THE JUMP$TART COALITION FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY® JUMP$TART COALITION FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY® DEDICATED TO IMPROVING FINANCIAL LITERACY
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 NEC Breakout Session.
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth. Its partners include, for example, both the Financial Services Roundtable and many of its members, federal agencies, and many non-profit organizations. As the nation’s leading advocate for youth financial literacy, the Jump$tart Coalition® conducted its fifth annual conference devoted specifically to Pre-K-12 classroom teachers of personal finance. This conference, underwritten by Experian and Wells Fargo Foundation, and supported by a variety of sponsors offered classroom educators an opportunity to attend
workshops and try educational resources that can be immediately integrated into current lesson plans. The conference As the nation’s leading advocate for youth financial literacy, the Jump$tart Coalition® conducted its fifth annual conference devoted specifically to Pre-K-12 classroom teachers of personal finance. also offers an opportunity to meet with leaders from finance and education and to network with colleagues from across the country. Congratulations Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®!
WEBSTER BANK WEBSTER BANK LEADS NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PARTNERSHIP WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 Left to right, Monroe Webster, Mayor O’Leary’s Chief of Staff; State Senator Joan Hartley; Cathy Smith, member of the Waterbury Community Investment LLC Board of Managers; Jim Smith, Chairman and CEO of Webster Bank; Seila Mosquera, Executive Director, Neighborworks New Horizons; Evonne Klein, Connecticut State Housing Commissioner; and The Hon. Neil O’Leary, Mayor of Waterbury. Photo: Courtesy of Michael Benson
Webster Bank, The Harold Webster Smith Foundation, and NeighborWorks New Horizons, were joined by government leaders and project funders in July to break ground on a $3.8 million revitalization of homes on Gaffney Place and Central Avenue in the historic Hillside neighborhood of Waterbury, CT. The Waterbury Community Investment Project combines the rehabilitation of five homes consisting of ten living units. The Waterbury Community Investment Project combines the rehabilitation of five homes consisting of ten living units with streetscape and other public improvements, as well as acquisition of
properties for future development. The homes will be converted from rental properties into both homeownership and new rental opportunities for local families. Jim Smith, chairman of the Harold Webster Smith Foundation and chairman and CEO of Webster Bank, said, “My late father, Harold Webster Smith, was born just steps from Gaffney Place, and he would be very pleased to see the Waterbury community come together in an effort to improve our city.” Webster also announced a new housing program for bank employees who choose to buy or rent in this neighborhood. Congratulations Webster Bank!
THANKSUSA THANKSUSA ANNUAL “TREASURE OUR TROOPS” GALA WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 Army Corporal Tomas Sotelo Jr., a 20-yearold fallen soldier from Houston, Texas.
ThanksUSA honored Col. Lanier Ward, survivor of a critical battle in Iraq and inspiration for ThanksUSA, Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and NBC’s Tom Brokaw during the organization’s annual gala on September 25th at Washington D.C.’s Newseum. During the event, ThanksUSA also presented a scholarship honoring the memory of Army Corporal Tomas Sotelo Jr., the 20-year-old died who after his vehicle was hit by a rocketpropelled grenade in the same battle that injured U.S. Army Col. Lanier Ward. The recipient of the first “Cpl. Tomas Sotelo Jr. ThanksUSA Scholarship,” Caitlyn Mitts of Houston, attended the gala to accept in person. ThanksUSA plans to increase efforts to support the families of military
personnel who are re-integrating into the workplace. Helping service members’ children and spouses advance their education to achieve successful careers will relieve the new pressures facing those who have returned home. ThanksUSA honored Col. Lanier Ward, survivor of a critical battle in Iraq and inspiration for ThanksUSA. Congratulations ThanksUSA!
PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK PROVIDES SUMMER LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUTH WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 AMBYESE (Annual Multicultural Business Youth Educational Services Embarkment) students tour People’s United Bank and People’s Securities, Inc. to learn about careers in finance. AMBYESE also recently received an $8,000 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation in support of the Y.E.S. (Youth Endeavoring to Succeed) I Can Program.
People’s United Bank employees dedicate their time and talents to building strong communities. This summer, volunteers served as financial literacy educators, As part of the bank’s financial education community outreach efforts, People’s United employees visited organizations and schools to enhance financial literacy. reading buddies and mentors to students across its footprint. As part of the bank’s financial education community outreach efforts, People’s United employees visited organizations and schools to enhance financial literacy. Jodi Harris, Senior Customer Service Associate of Rocky Point, NY visited the Evergreen Charter School in Hempstead, where she taught
students the difference between a “need” and a “want,” by having students place pictures of items in the correct category. As part of the Summer Reading Buddies program children read books as People’s United mentors listened and assisted with new words, answered questions and helped to enhance the reading experience. This year to date, People’s United employees have conducted more than 100 financial education workshops, touching more than 4,400 individuals throughout its footprint. Congratulations People’s United Bank!
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES DISCOVER CARES MONTH WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 Volunteers from Discover’s New Albany Operations Center worked with Habitat for Humanity on 9/11 to build the walls of a home for an Air Force veteran.
Discover Financial Services held their 6th Annual Discover Cares Month during September. “Discover Cares Month” was started to increase employee engagement and volunteerism in the communities where Discover employees live and work. During the month of September, more than 400 Discover Marketing employees work with KaBoom! to build a playground in a day for children with special needs in Gages Lake, IL. Over 1,000 Discover employees are partnering with Chicago Cares to upgrade and beautify local schools and non-profits in need in the Chicago area. In Ohio, more than 50 Discover employees teamed with Habitat for Humanity on 9/11 to build the walls of a new home for an Air Force veteran and
his family. Hundreds of backpacks were filled with school supplies by volunteers at Discover’s PULSE operations in Houston and donated to Dodson Elementary Discover Cares Month was started to increase employee engagement and volunteerism in the communities where Discover employees live and work. School students. More than 3,500 Discover employees are out in September, volunteering more than 18,000 hours on behalf of organizations nationwide. Congratulations Discover Financial Services!
COMMERCE BANK COMMERCE BANK IN THE COMMUNITY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 Bankers speak at financial literacy workshops and participate in a variety of initiatives to promote homeownership and the development of affordable housing.
Giving back to the community is ingrained in the culture at Commerce Bank. Last year, the Commerce Bancshares Foundation invested more Last year, the Commerce Bancshares Foundation invested more than $1.46 million in community and charitable programs with a total of 786 grants awarded to 647 organizations. than $1.46 million in community and charitable programs with a total of 786 grants awarded to 647 organizations. Organizations supported are as varied as the needs of the diverse communities in which they do business. They often include social service agencies, arts organizations, civic initiatives, educational institutions, and United Way organizations.
Commerce has active community service committees made up of employees who work with their associates to identify Commerce-sponsored volunteer opportunities. In addition to community efforts, employees are encouraged to participate in Junior Achievement and Teach Children to Save Day, which are opportunities to focus on financial topics. Bankers speak at financial literacy workshops and participate in a variety of initiatives to promote homeownership and the development of affordable housing. Congratulations Commerce Bank!
LINCOLN FINANCIAL GROUP LINCOLN FINANCIAL GROUP’S “CHIEF MAKE A DIFFERENCE OFFICERS” LEAD THE WAY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 In Fort Wayne, IN, more than 200 employees worked over two days, providing more than $10,000 worth of improvements and repairs to transitional housing, sprucing up Franke Park, and working on other projects.
Employees at Lincoln Financial Group take pride in being the company’s “Chief Make a Difference Officers.” In addition to $10 million in local charitable grants made by Lincoln Financial Foundation, employees invested almost 16,000 hours in public service projects. One major volunteer opportunity is the annual “Day of Caring”, when employees dedicate a full or partial workday in service to United Way agencies. Almost 100 volunteers in Concord, NH helped nine local nonprofits with everything from landscaping to painting to helping the elderly with crafts. About 120 employees in Radnor and Philadelphia teamed with the Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership to perform vision screenings for kids at schools
that lack full nurse coverage. As Lincoln Financial’s recent M.O.O.D (Measuring In addition to $10 million in local charitable grants made by Lincoln Financial Foundation, employees invested almost 16,000 hours in public service projects. Optimism, Outlook and Direction) of America study shows, Americans feel passionately about making a difference in their communities. In this, Lincoln Financial employees are leading the way. Congratulations Lincoln Financial Group!
M&T BANK M&T BANK-LED PROMISE NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN’S ACADEMY OPENS FOR 150 CITY KIDS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 Neighborhood leaders and community members celebrated the grand opening of the Children’s Academy on Friday, September 13, 2013 with M&T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert G. Wilmers.
M&T Bank-led Buffalo Promise Neighborhood (BPN) celebrated the grand opening of a $3.5 million Children’s Academy, where 150 pre-school aged children will prepare for success in kindergarten and beyond. The early learning center is the latest addition in a unique public-private partnership to M&T Bank-led Buffalo Promise Neighborhood (BPN) celebrated the grand opening of a $3.5 million Children’s Academy, where 150 preschool aged children will prepare for success in kindergarten and beyond. provide “cradle-to-career” services to children living in one of Buffalo’s poorest neighborhoods. The Buffalo Promise Neighborhood was one of only five U.S.
communities, out of more than 339 applicants, to be awarded a $6 million Promise Neighborhood Implementation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The federal grant for Buffalo was matched by $6 million from M&T to build the new Children’s Academy, as well as a healthcare clinic and other necessary services for children. Buffalo Promise Neighborhood has used these investments to leverage over $31 million in additional resources. This includes a group of 15 M&T employees who work full-time managing the BPN’s daily operations. Congratulations M&T Bank!
TD BANK TD BANK CLOSES THE BOOK ON THIS YEARâ€™S SUMMER READING PROGRAM WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 TD Bankâ€™s Greg Braca reading a story to children as part of the Summer Reading Program.
The annual TD Bank Summer Reading Program rewards children who read ten books during the summer with a $10 deposit into a new or existing Young Saver account. This program encourages children to sharpen their reading and money-saving skills when they are out of school. More than 30,000 children participated in the 2013 program. The 2013 Summer Reading Program brochure features a personal savings chart for tracking progress, as well as suggested questions children can ask about savings accounts and the Penny Arcade coin counting machine. When children bring in their completed Summer Reading form, employees can show them how to fill out the personal savings chart to
help their $10 Summer Reading reward grow! TD Bank has also recently launched TD Bank Summer Reading Program rewards children who read ten books during the summer with a $10 deposit into a new or existing Young Saver account. its new Finance 101 website, featuring financial education articles on topics such as budgeting, saving, and credit. To read the articles, visit www.tdbank.com/ financialeducation Congratulations TD Bank!
STATE FARM STATE FARM LEARNING AND LEADING PROGRAM WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2013 State Farm summer intern students receive financial literacy classes as a part of the summer “Learning and Leading” Program.
The State Farm “Learning & Leading” Summer Intern program has to come to a close. In its sixth year, this program provides summer job opportunities in a corporate environment for a small, diverse group of local high school students. Throughout the program, students receive on-the-job training, participate in mentoring relationships and Toastmasters, attend financial education sessions, and become involved in community service activities. Throughout the program, students receive on-the-job training, participate in mentoring relationships and Toastmasters, attend financial education sessions and become involved in community service activities. In a highlight of the program,
the summer interns have the opportunity to open checking accounts through State Farm Bank. The student’s paychecks are automatically deposited in their accounts each pay period. To assist with managing their money, these students receive financial literacy classes on a weekly basis and learn tips to better prepare them to manage their finances as they become adults. Congratulations State Farm!
FIFTH THIRD BANK FIFTH THIRD DELIVERS THE ABA’S TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE PROGRAM WEEK OF OCTOBER 4, 2013 Keith Lamb - Officer, Financial Center Manager, teaching financial literacy class. (Fifth Third, Western Michigan).
Fifth Third Bank has an ongoing commitment to teach individuals of all ages financial empowerment. Fifth Third Bank honors this commitment to eighth grade students, through the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s “Teach Children to Save” (TCTS) program. With the TCTS program, the Bank offers Financial Empowerment Days at schools for teachers, parents and students, as well as community organizations and youth groups. Fifth Third Bank is currently delivering TCTS throughout its footprint. Last year, Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan) taught the curriculum in 59 schools, reaching more than 6,700 students. Over the past 11 years of running the program, Fifth Third Bank
(Western Michigan) has reached more than 30,000 students with the assistance With the TCTS program, the Bank offers Financial Empowerment Days at schools for teachers, parents and students, as well as community organizations and youth groups. of more than 700 Bank employees. The Bank’s goal is to financially empower students at all grade levels, with special emphasis on those grades in which students are most likely to have a proficiency test. Congratulations Fifth Third Bank!
THE HARTFORD EMPLOYEE CHARACTER SHINES ON THE HARTFORD’S DAY OF SERVICE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2013 The Hartford’s General Counsel Alan Kreczko (third from left) and a group of teammates planted trees for Knox Parks Foundation as part of The Hartford’s National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11.
More than 1,000 employees participated in The Hartford’s “National Day of Service and Remembrance” on September 11 to observe the anniversary of 9/11. Employees rolled up their sleeves and volunteered to do fall cleanup, garden, paint and feed the hungry at more than 50 community projects across the country. In Hartford, CT, The Hartford’s Chairman and Employees rolled up their sleeves and volunteered to do fall cleanup, garden, paint and feed the hungry at more than 50 community projects across the country. CEO Liam McGee and teammates painted at the Boys and Girls Club, General Counsel Alan Kreczko and a group of employees planted trees for Knox Parks
Foundation, and Chief Risk Officer Bob Rupp was among the employee volunteers sprucing up the banks of the Connecticut River in support of Riverfront Recapture. In Phoenix, AZ, employees partnered with AARP to sort and pack food items for the Valley View Community Food Bank. In Bloomington, MN, employees volunteered at “Feed My Starving Children”, to hand-pack and ship meals to nearly 70 countries. The National Day of Service and Remembrance marked the start of The Hartford’s Annual Giving Campaign, in partnership with United Way. Congratulations The Hartford!
MUTUAL OF OMAHA MUTUAL OF OMAHA’S NATIONAL MONTH OF CARING GENERATES LASTING IMPACT WEEK OF OCTOBER 11, 2013 Volunteers at Good 360 repackage items donated by corporations for distribution to non-profit organizations across the country.
Mutual of Omaha held its 4th annual “National Month of Caring” in September, and the positive impact on the community will be felt for quite a while. During National Month of Caring, 750 associate volunteers from the home office contributed more than 3,175 hours at 37 organizations in the Omaha metro area. In addition, nearly $50,000 in grants were presented to participating organizations. Associates volunteered with Green Bellevue to plant 150 trees over two days in Bellevue’s Haworth Park. The acquisition of the trees was made possible by grants from Mutual of Omaha and a grant from the Greener Towns Initiative. Sales offices outside of Omaha coordinate their own volunteer projects many times during the
year – not just in September. The Charlotte Group Office volunteered at Safe Alliance, which provides shelter for domestic During National Month of Caring, 750 associate volunteers from the home office contributed more than 3,175 hours at 37 organizations in the Omaha metro area. violence victims in an event called “100 Days of Meals.” Congratulations Mutual of Omaha!
TSYS TSYS TEAM MEMBERS DONATE THEIR TIME TO HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, 2013 DEMA students wear their R2R T-shirts while playing in the fountain at TSYS’ Headquarters in Columbus, GA.
For TSYS’s Partners in Education, Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy (DEMA) and Shaw High School, the TSYS corporate campus offers a real-life peek into the world of opportunities that awaits students willing to work hard. TSYS corporate campus offers a real-life peek into the world of opportunities that awaits students willing to work hard. It’s a meeting place for Shaw’s Lego team and a banquet destination for award ceremonies. It’s a playground for DEMA’s field day and a stage for choral concerts. It’s a place where students can see hope for their futures. TSYS launched its partnership with Shaw in 2001 and with DEMA in
2004. Every class at DEMA has a group of TSYS team members that serve as tutors, mentors, and cheerleaders. At Shaw, TSYS team members lead the Raidermasters Toastmasters Club, serve as judges in academic decathlons, conduct mock job interviews and tutor math students. Shaw math teacher Maryann Clarke says: “It’s about more than just math. It gives kids every opportunity to be successful. It teaches them that hard work pays off.” Congratulations TSYS!
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION CAT FINANCIAL EMPLOYEES SHOW COMMUNITY COMMITMENT DURING ANNUAL UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2013 Cat Financial President Kent Adams prepares to make the ceremonial check presentation to President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Eric Dewey.
A long-time supporter of United Way, Cat Financial employees look forward to their annual campaign, which not only encourages monetary donations, but also volunteerism. The 2013 campaign kicked off with a “Week of Caring,” with service opportunities at different United Way partner agencies each day. The weeklong focus on community service had Cat Financial employees working on community gardens, painting youth residences, reading to children, sorting donations, and helping prepare for an outreach event for veterans. After a week of seeing United Way’s good work in action, the following week, Cat Financial employees enjoyed several fun activities and events that encouraged them to
give to the campaign. Events included a 5k run and walk, karaoke competition, “Minute to Win It” game show, car wash, ice cream social, and closing celebration and carnival. By working together, Cat Financial employees held the most successful campaign to date, donating A long-time supporter of United Way, Cat Financial employees look forward to their annual campaign, which not only encourages monetary donations, but also volunteerism. a record amount to the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. Congratulations Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation!
RAYMOND JAMES RAYMOND JAMES CARES MONTH INSPIRES COMMUNITY GIVING WEEK OF OCTOBER 18, 2013 Financial advisors and associates in Carmel, IN, gather to paint a building at Jameson Camp, a boys and girls camp that serves at-risk youth in the greater Indianapolis area.
Whether preparing meals, packing school bags, painting camp houses, or participating in post-disaster cleanup, Raymond James advisors and associates were busy giving back to their communities in August. Approximately 1,250 advisors and associates across 21 states collectively volunteered “Giving back to our communities has remained a key component of Raymond James’ mission since the firm was founded.” more than 2,870 hours to 76 local organizations during the firm’s third annual “Raymond James Cares Month”. Raymond James Cares is a firm-wide community involvement initiative that encourages advisors and associates to
make a difference where they live and work. “Giving back to our communities has remained a key component of Raymond James’ mission since the firm was founded,” said Paul Reilly, CEO. “I am proud to see our branches and offices coming together in this community service tradition. The impact they have made during a single month is inspiring.” Across the country, advisors and associates prepared almost 2,300 meals for those in need, collected more than 3,000 household items, and donated backpacks and school supplies to benefit 2,330 children. Congratulations Raymond James!
ASSURANT ASSURANT GIVES BACK IN RECORD-BREAKING FASHION WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2013 More than 800 Miami employees gather to break the Guinness World Record for largest mobile gaming event, Friday, October 18, 2013.
More than 800 employees from the Miami office gathered on Friday, October 18 to set a new Guinness World Record for “Largest Mobile Phone Gaming Party” and raise money for United Way Miami-Dade. “Our record-breaking effort is just one of the ways thousands of employees across Assurant come together to raise money for their local United Way chapters and affiliate charities,” said Robert Pollock, President and CEO. “Their enthusiastic support and contributions reflect Assurant’s commitment to giving back and supporting communities where we live and work.” This year’s enterprise-wide theme Live United, Give United came to life through employee fundraising activities. The events increase employee
charitable donations, reinforce community spirit and advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. The Assurant Foundation matches all dollar-for-dollar fundraising events and leadership gifts and donated more than $1.6 million to 112 United Way chapters. More than 800 employees from the Miami office gathered on Friday, October 18th to set a new Guinness World Record for “Largest Mobile Phone Gaming Party” and raise money for United Way Miami-Dade. Congratulations Assurant!
ZIONS BANK UTAH AND IDAHO STUDENTS “GET SMART” ABOUT CREDIT WEEK OF OCTOBER 23, 2013 Bryant Searle of Zions Bank teaches students at Hobbs Middle School in Shelley, ID, as part of October’s National “Get Smart About Credit Day”.
Zions Bank employees are teaching teens how to use credit cards properly and protect themselves from identity theft as part of October’s National “Get Smart About Credit Day”. Now in its 11th year, National Get Smart About Credit Day is Across Idaho and Utah Zions Bank employees will be teaching more than 7,000 teens. targeted to high school students before most of them obtain credit cards. Across Idaho and Utah Zions Bank employees will be teaching more than 7,000 teens. “We participate in this effort because we know young adults need to make good decisions about credit early on to secure their financial futures,” said
Scott Anderson, Zions Bank President and CEO. “Teaching them how to secure their identities to protect against fraud is increasingly important in the digital age as well.” In addition to offering a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions Bank has ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 19 consecutive years. Congratulations Zions Bank!
BANK OF HAWAII MORE THAN 150 BANK OF HAWAII EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERS DIVE IN TO HELP REBUILD HE‘EIA FISHPOND WEEK OF OCTOBER 25, 2013 Erika Tsuji, a representative from Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s office, presents a proclamation to Bank of Hawaii CEO Peter Ho acknowledging the community service efforts of the bank’s volunteers.
In the driving rain, more than 150 Bank of Hawaii volunteers partnered to support the restoration and rehabilitation of the He‘eia Fishpond as a part of “National Community Service Day 2013”. Volunteers helped to move rock and more than 400 buckets of coral out to the fishpond walls as well as reconstructing the walls. Hawaiian fishponds are unique and advanced forms of aquaculture found nowhere else in the world. The He‘eia Fishpond encloses 88 acres of water, and was built approximately 600 to 800 years ago. The fishpond is managed and maintained by the nonprofit Paepae o He‘eia, which works to implement values and concepts from the model of a traditional fishpond to provide intellectual,
physical and spiritual sustenance for the community. Bank of Hawaii’s “Bankoh Blue Crew” volunteers are out in the Volunteers helped to move rock and more than 400 buckets of coral out to the fishpond walls as well as reconstructing the walls. community almost every weekend. By the beginning of August, they had already donated 4,612 hours of their time to 44 community service projects. Congratulations Bank of Hawaii!
BNY MELLON BNY MELLON HELPS PROVIDE CRITICAL RESOURCES FOR HOMELESS RETURNING MILITARY PERSONNEL WEEK OF OCTOBER 28, 2013
BNY Mellon has joined forces with the Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) of Western Pennsylvania to help place returning military personnel and their families on a path of financial selfsufficiency through critical services and support. Each year, the VLP serves more than 2,100 veterans and their families, makes 5,000 referrals for essential Each year, the VLP serves more than 2,100 veterans and their families, makes 5,000 referrals for essential services and operates an effective program to place homeless veterans in meaningful jobs. services and operates an effective program to place homeless veterans in meaningful jobs. BNY Mellon’s support
included nearly 150 Pittsburgh employees volunteering more than 400 hours to collect, assemble and distribute backto-school care packages filled with over 2,500 employee donated stuffed animals, books, and other child-friendly items for 600 local homeless veterans and their families for the VLP’s annual Stand Down event in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Over the past several years, BNY Mellon has provided more than $1 million in support to veterans’ organizations in the U.S. and UK. Congratulations BNY Mellon!
OPERATION HOPE OPERATION HOPE AND THE FINANCIAL SERVICES ROUNDTABLE PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR FINANCIAL DIGNITY
WEEK OF OCTOBER 30, 2013 John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc. acknowledged FSR President and CEO, Tim Pawlenty for his leadership and support.
Operation HOPE held its second annual “HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit” in Atlanta, GA to lead a global financial inclusion discussion with HOPE delegates from more than 30 nations across the world. The event served as the staging area for the gathering of commitments for business role models, business internships, youth entrepreneurship business grants, and other commitments for action in underserved communities. HOPE is proud of its partnership with the Financial Services Roundtable, a relationship that has contributed $30 million dollars of support to communities in need of financial dignity and literacy support. In 2013, HOPE is focused on Project 5117, a new initiative that will help grow HOPE’s
presence by establishing a HOPE Inside in bank branches across the nation to make financial dignity and literacy HOPE is proud of its partnership with the Financial Services Roundtable, a relationship that has contributed $30 million dollars of support to communities in need of financial dignity and literacy support. more accessible to more Americans in underserved communities. Congratulations Operation HOPE!
COMERICA BANK COMERICA BANK CELEBRATES ITS 6TH ANNUAL NATIONAL DAYS OF SERVICE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Dallas colleagues use their skills to support Habitat for Humanity.
Hundreds of Comerica Cares volunteers recently took to the streets, kitchens, gardens, and even a parade float warehouse to participate in local community projects during the bank’s 6th annual “National Days of Service”. What started six years ago as one day has grown into a week-long observance due to the popularity of the volunteer “National Day of Service is the perfect example of my colleagues’ strong commitment to the communities in which they live and work.” opportunities. This year, hundreds of Comerica Cares volunteers gave nearly 6,000 hours of community service during
this period. “National Day of Service is the perfect example of my colleagues’ strong commitment to the communities in which they live and work,” said Linda Forte, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer. “It’s inspiring to work alongside such passionate individuals who fully support Comerica’s commitment to our neighbors in the communities we serve. “National Day of Service” is our opportunity to give back to the very same communities and people that have supported us for more than 164 years.” Congratulations Comerica Bank!
BBVA COMPASS BBVA COMPASS PARTNERS WITH HOUSTON DYNAMO FOR SECOND ANNUAL ‘BUSINESS OF SPORTS’ PROGRAM WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6, 2013 BBVA Compass and Houston Dynamo executives offered advice to students on careers and education. From left, Houston Wealth Management Executive Karen Dixon, District Retail Executive Stephen Welling, Houston City President Mark Montgomery, BBVA Compass Stadium General Manager Doug Hall, Dynamo President Chris Canetti, and moderator Rick Franke, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas president.
More than 150 students from five Houston-area high schools participated in the second annual Business of Sports program, presented by BBVA Compass, the Houston Dynamo, Dynamo Charities and Junior Achievement. Students heard from BBVA Compass and Houston Dynamo executives about careers in the sports management industry and the education and skills required to pursue them. “This program gives students a behind-the-scenes look at the business of sports, and allows them the opportunity to interact and network face to face with experts in the industry,” said BBVA Compass Houston City President Mark Montgomery. The Business of Sports program emphasizes BBVA Compass’
commitment to educating students about workforce readiness and financial literacy; each student is required to complete a “This program gives students a behind-the-scenes look at the business of sports, and allows them the opportunity to interact and network face to face with experts in the industry.” Junior Achievement program at school taught by BBVA Compass employee volunteers. Through their participation, students are eligible to apply for a $1,000 Junior Achievement scholarship, partly funded by proceeds from the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup in July. Congratulations BBVA Compass!
WEBSTER BANK 85 TURN OUT FOR WEBSTER BANK’S NEWTOWN VOLUNTEER DAY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11, 2013 The “Newtown Volunteer Day” is Webster Bank’s largest single day volunteer event to date.
Eighty-five volunteers took part in Webster’s “Newtown Volunteer Day” and participated in a variety of cleanWebster partnered with the United Way of Western Connecticut to host the event, which took place at Cullens Youth Association. up projects at a 20-acre wooded facility where Newtown, CT, youth connect with the outdoors. Webster partnered with the United Way of Western Connecticut to host the event, which took place at Cullens Youth Association. The non-profit is used by the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Newtown Youth Services, and other Newtown-based youth groups. “They found this beautiful place, which is kind of a hidden gem here, said Nitin Mhatre, Executive Vice
President, Personal Bank at Webster. “And we said why don’t we go and help them make it more conducive for more kids and come here and enjoy being outdoors.” The project was conceived after meetings with Webster employees who live in Newtown in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This is the bank’s largest single day volunteer event ever. Congratulations Webster Bank!
KEYBANK KEYBANK CLASSROOMS FOR STEM EDUCATION BRING HIGH SCHOOL TO A COLLEGE CAMPUS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18, 2013 Margot Copeland, KeyBank Foundation Chair, participates in the “cutting edge” laser ribbon cutting ceremony at Cleveland’s new MC2STEM High School.
Renovated classrooms and a high-tech “Fab Lab” on Cleveland State University’s (CSU) campus are now an academic home for 140 Cleveland Metropolitan School District juniors and seniors, thanks to a $1.25 million grant from the KeyBank Foundation. The new space is designed for high school students pursuing the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum. “We believe in Cleveland’s young people and intend this support to make high school and college graduation realistic goals for our students,” said Margot Copeland, chair of KeyBank Foundation and Key’s Chief Diversity Officer. Witnessing that even motivated and prepared high school students may still feel reluctant
to apply to college, KeyBank Foundation worked carefully to build a space that allows students to experience a college atmosphere, participate in collaborative academic and research ventures with CSU, and increase their confidence. Key’s Millennial employees designed a seminar series for the students, titled “Keys to “We believe in Cleveland’s young people and intend this support to make high school and college graduation realistic goals for our students.” College Success . . . What to Put in Your Backpack,” and KeyBank donated 1,900 computers for student use. Congratulations KeyBank!
BANCWEST BANCWEST CELEBRATING PHILANTHROPY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20, 2013 Accion NM-AZ-CO accepts its award as the Community Impact laureate. Accion NM-AZCO is a microenterprise development organization providing entrepreneurs who have limited or no access to traditional bank credit with business credit, loans, and training to start or grow their small business.
Bank of the West honored nine nonprofits at its 4th Annual Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of non-profit organizations and showcase excellence in commitment to community Bank of the West honored nine nonprofits at its 4th Annual Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards. among Bank of the West customers, team members and community leaders. Bank of the West awards one laureate and two finalists in three award categories. The laureate receives a $50,000 cash grant, and each finalist receives a $10,000 cash grant. The Innovation in Philanthropy
Award laureate was Momentum Alliance in Portland, OR. The laureate for the Community Impact Award, which recognizes a nonprofit organization inspired by a Bank of the West customer with a history of philanthropic activity, was Accion NM-AZ-CO. The Team Member Commitment Award laureate was Year Up Bay Area in San Francisco, CA. This award recognizes a nonprofit organization in honor of a Bank of the West Team Member who has committed themselves to advancing the success and of the organization. Congratulations BancWest!
POPULAR COMMUNITY BANK POPULAR COMMUNITY BANK COMMITS NATIONALLY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY FOR TWELVE STRAIGHT YEARS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22, 2013 U.S. Popular Community Branches conducting a Financial Literacy Workshop for children. The team helped teach the importance of savings to the children using coloring books and other fun activities.
Since 2001, Popular celebrated “Make a Difference Day”, the largest community service effort in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, uniting corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and individuals to help their communities. Over a thousand employees volunteered at one of 33 group projects ranging from improving, painting and beautifying spaces, to filling pantries and serving meals at local shelters, while bringing other needed support to diverse community organizations. Teams registered over 1,000 volunteer hours. Popular Community Branches across the U.S. also held over 32 financial educational workshops, helping over 260 community members with topics such as: “The
Importance of Savings”, “How To Avoid Identity Theft”, “Banking Basics For Kids Or Adults”, “How To Build Your Credit”, Over a thousand employees volunteered at one of 33 group projects ranging from improving, painting and beautifying spaces, to filling pantries and serving meals at local shelters, while bringing other needed support to diverse community organizations. as well as “The Basics Of Budgeting”. They are proud to partner with local organizations to further their mission and make a difference in the lives of many people. Congratulations Popular Community Bank!
WELLS FARGO WELLS FARGO TEAM MEMBERS DELIVER “HANDS ON BANKING® FOR MILITARY” MEMBERS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2013 On Saturday July 20,2013, Wells Fargo and the Armed Services YMCA San Diego hosted the official launch of the Hands on Banking for Military program at SeaWorld. Wells Fargo team members and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) facilitated two “Hands on Banking for Military” sessions for approximately 100 active duty military members and their families.
In July, Wells Fargo & Company launched its “Hands on Banking® for Military” program to deal with the financial education challenges facing military members, veterans and their families. The program is designed to address military member’s unique financial needs at every stage of their career. It provides Wells Fargo & Company launched its “Hands on Banking® for Military” program to deal with the financial education challenges facing military members, veterans and their families. 10 lessons ranging from the basics of banking to career transition and planning for retirement. “Military members and their families often face unique financial challenges, including deployments and
relocations every few years,” said John Stumpf, Chairman and CEO. “These men and women sacrifice their lives for our country. Now we want to empower them with the right resources to help them succeed financially.” The Veterans’ Team Member Network’s mission is to support and educate members of the Wells Fargo community who share an interest in veteran matters. Network members are helping to teach Hands on Banking for Military. Since July, more than 3,000 people have visited the Hands on Banking website to learn more. Congratulations Wells Fargo!
TD BANK TD BANK GREENS THE COMMUNITY WITH TD TREE DAYS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27, 2013 South Carolina employees plant trees in Greenville, SC, for TD Tree Days.
Since 2011, “TD Tree Days” has expanded throughout the Maine to Florida footprint and made significant improvements in the neighborhoods where we live and work. This year, “TD Tree Days” more than doubled its efforts by planting 1,400 trees in 20 U.S. locations with nearly 1,000 TD volunteers. As a component of TD Forests, “TD Tree Days” invests in the health of our urban tree canopies, and offers TD employees a fun, easy and rewarding way to give back and help green communities. “At TD Bank, we concentrate our environmental efforts around three focus areas where we can drive the greatest results: reducing paper usage, improving energy efficiency, and involving our employees in environmental
activities,” said Diana Glassman, Head of Environmental Affairs at TD Bank. “TD Bank recently transformed several ATM As a component of TD Forests, “TD Tree Days” invests in the health of our urban tree canopies, and offers TD employees a fun, easy and rewarding way to give back and help green communities. lobbies in select New York City stores into living forests to support MillionTreesNYC.” Congratulations TD Bank!
CITY NATIONAL BANK CITY NATIONAL BANK COLLEAGUES VOLUNTEER AT LOCAL FOOD BANKS FOR ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRIDE DAY PROJECTS
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29, 2013 San Diego colleagues sort food at the Feeding America San Diego warehouse.
Each year, City National Bank colleagues are encouraged to show pride in their communities by coming together and participating in “Community Pride Day” projects. For the eighth year, City National made its mark in the various regions it serves. Some projects coincided with the “Make a Difference Day”, which is the This year’s volunteer projects focused around a single cause – fighting hunger. largest national day of helping others. This year’s volunteer projects focused around a single cause – fighting hunger. Most projects were held at local food banks where volunteers were asked to sort and package food. The projects’
aim was to help feed thousands of lowincome seniors, children and families living within City National’s communities. From coast to coast, more than 500 City National colleagues, and their friends and family, rolled up their collective sleeves and selflessly gave their time. In addition to colleague volunteer efforts, the bank also supported this initiative by making financial donations to partner organizations. Congratulations City National Bank!
PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK HELPS EDUCATE PUBLIC ABOUT SCAMS INVOLVING IMPERSONATORS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2, 2013 Officer James Sota of the Trumbull Police Department models during People’s United Bank’s Uniform Fashion Show.
People’s United Bank in an effort to educate the public about scams involving impersonators co-sponsored a Uniform Fashion Show in collaboration with four local city police departments. “It’s unfortunate, but people often fall prey to financial predators. People’s United Bank works closely with law enforcement to educate the public about financial scams and other criminal activity to arm them with the weapon of awareness,” said Angela DeLeon, People’s United Bank Community Relations Specialist. The Uniform Fashion Show featured a catwalk for public service, utility and other workers who noted the identifying features of their uniform, the type of identification they carry, and whether or not they would show up to a resident’s
home unannounced. The event provided an opportunity for people to see what real uniforms and identifications look like and “It’s unfortunate, but people often fall prey to financial predators. People’s United Bank works closely with law enforcement to educate the public about financial scams and other criminal activity to arm them with the weapon of awareness.” gave them a better understanding of what to do if they are uncertain about a visitor’s affiliation. Congratulations People’s United Bank!
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 4, 2013 More than 10,000 Ameriprise Financial volunteers took part in the company’s annual day of service at 402 hunger-relief facilities nationwide.
Ameriprise Financial is committed to making a difference in the communities where we live and work. This spirit is visible year-round, but especially so on our annual “National Day of Service”. Each year on a Friday before Thanksgiving, the day of service brings together thousands More than 10,000 Ameriprise financial advisors, employees and clients spent the day at 402 hunger-relief facilities sorting food donations and packaging meals for those in need. of Ameriprise volunteers at local food banks to help prepare for the increased demand for services and ensure that hungry families have meals around the holiday season. More than 10,000 Ameriprise financial advisors employees
and clients spent the day at 402 hungerrelief facilities sorting food donations and packaging meals for those in need. “Hunger is a silent crisis for the 49 million Americans who struggle with it every day,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise. “We are dedicated in our support of nonprofits that provide relief to these individuals.” Aside from the National Day of Service, Ameriprise supports a diverse group of over 5,000 nonprofits through grant making, volunteerism, and employee and advisor gift matching programs. Congratulations Ameriprise Financial!
THE HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP THE HANOVER AND ITS EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERS DRIVE STRONG RESULTS FOR UNITED WAY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6, 2013 Local students thank The Hanover’s employeevolunteers for helping to build their new playground.
The Hanover’s Employee United Way Campaign was the company’s most successful raising $1.4 million. The campaign kicks off with a reception, hosted by The Hanover’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Frederick H. Eppinger, for leadership contributors and new employees, who learn about the importance of the campaign within the context of the company’s overall commitment to community stewardship. “I couldn’t be more proud of the way our employees support our annual campaign, bringing the same focus and sense of mission that make ours a winning company, to help United Way agencies make a difference in the communities in which we live and work,” said Eppinger. Prior to the campaign, The Hanover
holds its annual Day of Caring events, through which employees perform a “I couldn’t be more proud of the way our employees support our annual campaign, bringing the same focus and sense of mission that make ours a winning company, to help United Way agencies make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.” range of volunteer services for United Way agencies. The Hanover and its employees are making a difference in the communities they call home. Congratulations The Hanover Insurance Group!
LPL FINANCIAL LPL FINANCIAL – LIFTS PEOPLE LOCALLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2013 An LPL Financial employee volunteer explains the concepts of gross and net income to students at Parkland Middle School in Rockville, MD.
The LPL Financial Foundation is committed to improving lives and bettering communities by helping individuals achieve their aspirations in life. By leveraging financial support and employees’ time and talents, LPL Financial supports Junior Achievement and their mission to help young students “Our firm believes in fostering economic empowerment in the communities where we live and work.” gain financial literacy. This fall, LPL Financial supported Junior Achievement in several of its local communities with volunteer projects that engaged students ranging from 5th to 12th grades to teach
financial literacy. “Our firm believes in fostering economic empowerment in the communities where we live and work,” said Heather Carter, President of the LPL Financial Foundation. “Our partnership with Junior Achievement allows us to engage our employees in support of youth from many diverse areas of our communities and help children to understand the connection between education and success in the workplace.” Congratulations LPL Financial!
TSYS TSYS TEAM MEMBERS ANSWER THE CALL BY DONATING $1.55 MILLION TO UNITED WAY WEEK OF DECEMBER 11, 2013 United Way Cabinet Members in Columbus, Ga., hold up a banner showing the grand totals for the 2013 United Way Campaign: $1.2 million for Columbus and more than $1.55 million raised in the U.S.
Sounds of duck calls were heard and signs of camouflage and artificial beards were seen as TSYS United Way Cabinet members encouraged team members to “Hear the Call” to give to the United Way. Fundraisers included talent shows and cupcake eating contests and a bungee bull riding challenge. Also held were United Way football games and golf and tennis tournaments. Team members toured and volunteered at local agencies which benefit from United Way. Across U.S. locations, team members donated and pledged to give $1.55 million. This is the third year in a row that TSYS team members have donated and pledged to give more than $1 million. “It is really phenomenal,” said Scott Ferguson, Executive Director of the Chattahoochee
Valley United Way (Columbus), the day TSYS presented the donation check Team members toured and volunteered at local agencies which benefit from United Way. to the charity. “(TSYS has) wonderful internal campaign chairs. They have a great volunteer committee, and the management supports the campaign 100 percent.” Congratulations TSYS!
TRUSTMARK GIVING A HANDS-ON APPROACH THROUGH TRUSTMARK’S INVOLVEMENT CAMPAIGN “A GIFT OF TIME” WEEK OF DECEMBER 13, 2013 Trustmark associates assembled shelving and moved the MadCAAP Food Pantry into a new building. MadCAAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families in poverty in Madison County, MS.
At Trustmark, giving back to the community has been a corporate philosophy for over 120 years. They know that by supporting the organizations and people where they live, they are also supporting the future and enhancing the lives of customers, associates and neighbors. Since its inception, “A Gift of Time” has grown annually this year, Since its inception, “A Gift of Time” has grown annually this year, 470 Trustmark associates participated contributing more than 2,300 volunteer hours. 470 Trustmark associates participated contributing more than 2,300 volunteer hours. These efforts were used for various
non-profit organizations throughout Trustmark’s markets. During the threeweek campaign, Trustmark volunteers planted vegetable gardens, landscaped an early childcare center, painted doors, trimmed a career center, and painted portable classrooms at an elementary school. Jerry Host, President and CEO of Trustmark stated, “Trustmark’s ‘A Gift of Time’ initiative has been an integral component of our company’s testament to support the communities where we work and live. Associates at all levels in the organization get involved to help strengthen our communities.” Congratulations Trustmark!
SUNTRUST SUNTRUST PARTNERS WITH OPERATION HOPE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL COUNSELORS IN SELECT BRANCHES
WEEK OF DECEMBER 16, 2013 Chairman and CEO Bill Rogers spoke at the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in November.
When SunTrust announced that Operation HOPE financial counselors will be available in select branches in Atlanta, Memphis and Washington, D.C. SunTrust committed a $1 million cash and in-kind contribution to HOPE Inside, which provides credit counseling services and financial planning for homeownership and on small business development for entrepreneurs. “We believe that when you build your communities, you build your bank,” said Bill Rogers, SunTrust Chairman and CEO, when announcing the effort. “Further, we believe the banking industry has an opportunity and an obligation to help the underbanked. HOPE Inside is an important step toward even greater integration of traditional banking services with programs targeted at underserved populations.” The
company sponsors Junior Achievement’s Finance Park, which helps teach Atlanta-area students the importance of SunTrust committed a $1 million cash and in-kind contribution to HOPE Inside, which provides credit counseling services and financial planning for homeownership and on small business development for entrepreneurs. budgeting, career readiness, and reallife adult responsibilities. SunTrust also committed $9 million to United Way during its annual giving campaign. Congratulations SunTrust!
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE FOR A SECURE RETIREMENT (WISER) WISER PARTNERS WITH MANA-A NATIONAL LATINA ORGANIZATION TO BRING FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO THEIR NATIONAL MEMBER NETWORK
WEEK OF DECEMBER 18, 2013 President Cindy Hounsell WISER delivered a workshop and Training “Retirement Planning for Latinas”.
The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is dedicated to the education and advocacy to improve the long-term financial quality of life for women. Over the last 17 years, WISER has conducted hundreds of financial education workshops and forums at national conferences and major events, WISER The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is dedicated to the education and advocacy to improve the longterm financial quality of life for women. also actively works at the local level to help women via community centers, senior centers, libraries and through local community organizations. Through their association with the National Resource
Center on Women and Retirement Planning*, WISER partners with MANA – A National Latina Organization. WISER participated in MANA’s Latina Leadership Institute in Houston, TX. Led by President, Cindy Hounsell, WISER delivered a workshop and training, titled “Retirement Planning for Latinas.” The workshop trains MANA’s chapter leaders on important issues facing Latinas in retirement, and provides tools and resources they can use to bring this important information back to their chapter members and communities across the country. Congratulations Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)!
ARES MANAGEMENT LLC ARES MANAGEMENT LLC: BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF GIVING WEEK OF DECEMBER 20, 2013 Ares volunteers in Los Angeles complete a day of teaching financial literacy curriculums to over 400 students in 18 classrooms through Junior Achievement’s “JA in a Day” program.
For years, Ares Management LLC has been committed to supporting local communities and charities through firmwide sponsorships, board positions, charitable donations and grass roots volunteerism. These efforts became the inspiration for Ares In Motion (“A.I.M.”), a global initiative launched in 2012 to support corporate responsibility, foster employee engagement and strengthen community relationships. The program has expanded to include four key components: Volunteer, Matching Gift, Corporate Giving and Disaster Relief. Fall 2013 marked the second year, where approximately 300 Ares employees across eight cities globally participated in over 17 community based events. The events ranged from community clean-
ups and revitalization projects, preparing and providing essentials to those less fortunate, to hands-on classroom training The program has expanded to include four key components: Volunteer, Matching Gift, Corporate Giving, and Disaster Relief. and mentorship workshops. In addition to volunteerism, Ares matched over $1 million in employee donations. This level of engagement truly sends a powerful message about the people and culture of Ares - their energy, enthusiasm and compassion, truly does make a difference. Congratulations Ares Management LLC!
THE HARTFORD PUTTING THE HART IN THE HOLIDAYS WEEK OF DECEMBER 23, 2013 Diane Cantello, center, poses with, from left: The Hartford’s Barbara Leoni; Rebekah Castagno, development coordinator at the Village for Families and Children; Larry the Stag; and Dr. Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of the Village for Families and Children.
This holiday season, employees across the country teamed up to support those in need through the annual Put The Hart in the Holidays program. Employees created lasting memories by volunteering time to make a difference in their communities, Employees created lasting memories by volunteering time to make a difference in their communities, sending cards of thanks to our troops, and providing gifts to families in need. sending cards of thanks to our troops, and providing gifts to families in need. In New York, teammates collected toys for children impacted by Superstorm Sandy, in Kansas, more than 100 coats, hats and mittens and grocery store gift-cards were collected for Project Warmth, in California,
after some festive caroling employees delivered over 190 gifts to patients in a long-term care facility, and in Connecticut, five community partners received more than 1,700 gifts. “The generosity of The Hartford’s employees across the country has made wishes come true for families and children in our communities,” said Diane Cantello, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at The Hartford. “They really have put the hart in the holidays.” Congratulations The Hartford!
ALLIANZ LIFE® ALLIANZ LIFE® SUPPORTS PROGRAMS TO HELP SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES CONTRIBUTES $275,000 TO LOCAL SENIOR SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
WEEK OF DECEMBER 25, 2013 Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White with several employees as part of the fall yard clean-up program directed by Senior Community Services.
Allianz Life® donated $275,000 to Twin Cities metro area charitable organizations focused on helping senior citizens remain self-sufficient. Allianz Life supports nonprofit organizations that help seniors stay in their homes and enhance their quality of life. These community-based programs offer care coordination for frail elders, reliable and affordable home maintenance, and Medicare and health insurance counseling. In 2012, more than 16,000 seniors utilized Senior Community Services’ programs. “Allianz Life and our employees are proud to support these non-profit organizations dedicated to the well-being of seniors in our community,” said Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White, a volunteer board member for Senior Community
Services. “Beyond financial support, our employees also volunteer for yard work and other activities to help seniors stay in their homes. These activities deepen connections with the older adults in our community and enrich our company by fostering compassion and teamwork.” Allianz Life supports non-profit organizations that help seniors stay in their homes and enhance their quality of life. Seventeen non-profit organizations received grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. Congratulations Allianz Life® !
WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP ASSOCIATES SHOW THEY CARE AT REDWOOD WEEK OF DECEMBER 27, 2013 Around 100 Western & Southern Financial Group associates, friends and family members participated in United Way’s 2013 Community Care Day at Redwood Rehabilitation Center in Fort Mitchell, KY.
Western & Southern Financial Group associates, friends and family participated in United Way’s Community Care Day at Redwood Rehabilitation Center. The team painted the cafeteria, cleaned several classrooms, weeded flower beds and gardens and installed colorful wall The team painted the cafeteria, cleaned several classrooms, weeded flower beds and gardens, and installed colorful wall decals. Redwood is a United Way partner that provides enriching educational, therapeutic and vocational services to help children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities achieve independence. decals. Redwood is a United Way partner that provides enriching educational, therapeutic and vocational services to
help children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities achieve independence. “Redwood is very appreciative of what we do as a company - through our donations as well as through our volunteers,” said event chair, Scott Dinius. Western & Southern has partnered with Redwood for more than 18 years. Volunteers hail from across our family of companies and many return to Redwood year after year to join fellow coworkers in giving back to the Greater Cincinnati community. Special thanks to Scott Dinius and team captains Emily Smith, Ken Wolford and Pam Claypool. Congratulations Western & Southern Financial Group!
UNUM UNUM MAKES POSITIVE IMPACT ON COMMUNITY DURING HOLIDAY SEASON: UNUM’S GIVING PROGRAMS, VOLUNTEER EFFORTS ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO GET INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH
WEEK OF DECEMBER 30, 2013 Unum volunteers assisted with holiday celebrations and fundraising, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, Long Creek Youth Development Center, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, and the Salvation Army.
Through its various holiday giving programs, volunteer efforts and generous employees, Unum made the holiday season more enjoyable for more than 60 families, 120 teens and 850 military members and their families. “Since the holidays are a time for giving, we have partnered with several nonprofit organizations to help support those in need,” said Cary Olson Cartwright, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility. “Our employees are very generous and give back throughout the year by serving meals, mentoring students and participating in United Way’s Day of Caring.” The Salvation Army received support through donated gifts and food baskets provided to local families and seniors in need. For Maine
National Guard, employees provided toys, food baskets and gift certificates to military families. Children in the foster care system received wrapped gifts. Thirty “Since the holidays are a time for giving, we have partnered with several nonprofit organizations to help support those in need.” teenage boys in the Long Creek Youth Development Center received the basic necessities, such as socks, slippers and shampoo. Congratulations Unum!