#YPMixerCLT 2023 Presented by U.S. Bank for the Fourth Year!
Whether it’s helping deliver meals to seniors, lending a hand at a Rail Trail cleanup or serving on a nonprofit’s board, U.S. Bank employees are dedicated to serving their communities.
That’s why U.S. Bank is so proud to sponsor the SHARE Charlotte #YPMixerCLT for a fourth consecutive year. This annual gathering brings together young professionals and Charlotte nonprofits, giving the next generation of philanthropists an opportunity to network with each other and the organizations that make Charlotte a better place to live, work and play.
“U.S. Bank and SHARE Charlotte are both dedicated to powering human potential,” said John Smith, branch manager at the U.S. Bank branch in Blakeney. “As a young professional myself, I am excited about the future generation of leaders here in Charlotte who are working to make our city an even better place for all of its citizens.”
Since arriving in Charlotte more than 15 years ago, U.S. Bank has been building a deep presence in the city. The bank has around 1,000 employees working here in a variety of business lines, from corporate and commercial banking to wealth management to compliance. In recent years, it’s been expanding in consumer and business banking, growing to four branches throughout Charlotte with more to come.
In Charlotte, U.S. Bank is committed to supporting local organizations making a difference in the community. In 2021, the U.S. Bank Foundation contributed $385,000 to local non-profits, many of which are working to address social and economic inequities. Its employees also donated hundreds of volunteer hours to the charitable causes that mean the most to them.
Two years ago, U.S. Bank launched U.S. Bank Access Commitment™, its long-term approach to help build wealth, help close the racial wealth gap, redefine how it serves diverse communities and provide more opportunities for diverse employees. U.S. Bank started with the Black community, because that is where the persistent racial wealth gap in the United States is the largest (Federal Reserve, 2019). In 2023 and beyond, U.S. Bank will expand its focus to include the Hispanic community in Access Commitment initiatives.
One of the initiatives under U.S. Bank Access Commitment™ is U.S. Bank Access Business. Charlotte is one of nine cities where the bank has hired Business Access Advisers who are tasked with powering the potential of traditionally underserved communities. BAAs serve as trusted advisors, expanding networking and business development opportunities for businesses in the community.
“As we incorporate Access Commitment across all of our business lines, we continue to listen, learn and evolve our work,” said Andy Cecere, chairman, president and CEO at U.S. Bank. “The work to create systemic change and equity is and will continue to be one of the top priorities at U.S. Bank.”