27th Annual Neighbors Make The Difference Day Inspires Thousands Of KeyBank Employees To Volunteer
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Today, KeyBank is hosting its 27th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day. More than 7,000 bank employees will receive paid time off to volunteer with 900 community organizations and service projects, supporting local service efforts that advance neighborhood prosperity.
"At KeyBank, we invest in education, the workforce and service projects that help neighborhoods prosper," said Margot Copeland, CEO and Chairman of the KeyBank Foundation. "Neighbors Make the Difference Day allows our employees the opportunity to directly and visibly demonstrate their dedication to the neighborhoods where we live and work."
This year, KeyBank expects volunteer hours to total more than 28,000. Many of the bank's branches closed at noon today to accommodate employee volunteers; customers will have access to ATMs, as well as online and mobile banking. In 2016, close to 6,000 KeyBank employees volunteered with more than 720 non-profit agencies, committing a total of 24,000 hours to community organizations and projects.
Neighbors Make the Difference Day launched in 1991, with a group of KeyBank employees in Alaska who volunteered for service projects. By 1993, KeyBank extended the concept to many of the communities it served, making it an official day of employee volunteerism. Now, Neighbors Make the Difference Day is a hallmark program and leading corporate volunteerism effort in America, showcasing KeyBank's commitment to its neighbors.
"Every year, we are proud to watch the positive change created by our employees' volunteerism," said Copeland. "Neighbors Make the Difference Day is part of our corporate DNA. It extends our efforts to work with experienced organizations that stabilize neighborhoods for individuals and families, provide access to financial resources and increase opportunities for local growth."