Since arriving here nearly 15 years ago, U.S. Bank has put down deep roots in the Charlotte community.
The bank has more than 850 employees in the area working in a variety of businesses, and just last fall launched a retail banking expansion that features an innovative new branch on Tryon Street. Later this fall, the bank willl open a second branch serving Pineville and the greater South Charlotte market.
In Charlotte, like in all the cities where it operates, U.S. Bank is committed to supporting local nonprofit organizations. Its employees also donate thousands of volunteer hours to the charitable causes that mean the most to them.
As part of this community commitment, for the second consecutive year, U.S. Bank is supporting our #YPMixerCLT event, which encourages young professionals embarking on their careers to also embark on a life of service. It’s such an important message at a time when service to the community is more important than ever.
U.S. Bank is dedicated to community outreach and support through their Community Possible giving and engagement platform focused on the areas of Work, Home and Play. In Charlotte, this program has made its mark in a variety of ways.
In just the past year, U.S. Bank has provided $1 million to build a key pedestrian bridge for our city’s Rail Trail, contributed $75,000 to Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas’ JA Financial Park and hosted a Financial Football event that benefited four local high schools and the Johnston YMCA.
The global pandemic and the George Floyd tragedy that prompted protests for social justice have presented new challenges for our country, and U.S. Bank has responded with its own initiatives to support our communities during these challenging times.
This summer, U.S. Bank created a $15 million Rebuild and Transform Fund, which will help small businesses impacted by civil unrest and support organizations working to address systemic economic and racial inequities. The U.S. Bank Foundation will make philanthropic investments in community organizations, with a priority on groups led by people of color. The Fund is part of the bank’s previously announced $116 million commitment to address social and economic inequities.
“While we rebuild, we are investing in leaders who are driving access to economic mobility,” U.S Bank CEO Andy Cecere said when the fund was announced. “This is just the beginning as we work together to create lasting change.”
U.S. Bank invests whole heartedly in powering human potential. The bank supports its customers as well as the communities where its employees live and work. Click here to learn more about how U.S. Bank makes Community Possible.
Thank you, U.S. Bank, for your continued partnership and commitment to supporting our local nonprofit community!