U.S. Bancorp, with $321 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,086 banking offices and 5,086 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
By Debbie Knepke, Corporate and Events Manager, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
Volunteerism in Milwaukee County was celebrated through six Inspire by Example awards, given at the 33rd Annual Volunteer Celebration on April 9th by the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center.
The Inspire by Example Business Award is given to a local company with outstanding employee volunteer engagement. Corporate volunteerism is beneficial to both companies and communities, especially when that volunteer engagement is sustained over time. That’s the approach of this year’s winner U.S. Bank.
U.S. Bank encourages and recognizes employee service and community leadership by providing paid time off for employees to volunteer, through Dollars for Doing and a Matching Gift Program. This commitment to employee volunteerism provides valuable support to local nonprofits. At U.S. Bank it’s ingrained in the culture starting at the top of the organization.
In 2014, the Bank’s Local Development Network participated in an impressive 81 events impacting 55 organizations and engaging 1,300 employees. These efforts provide an opportunity for staff from different departments to volunteer together, build relationships and gain new perspective. The Bank’s unique commitment has been especially important to the Salvation Army, who counts on U.S. Bank to adopt their Toy Shop and provide 165 volunteers who keep things running smoothly.
Whether it’s serving on a board, supporting the Milwaukee Heart Walk, helping the Boy Scouts clean their campground, or making sure that hundreds of students have their school supplies, you’ll find U.S. Bank employees willing to lend a hand. Well done U.S. Bank!
If your business is considering a volunteer project in 2015 - large or small, one-time or ongoing - contact Corporate & Events Manager Debbie Knepke at firstname.lastname@example.org.