26th Annual “Neighbors Make the Difference Day” to See Thousands of KeyBank Employees Volunteer
CLEVELAND, May 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – On May 25, KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) will host its 26th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day, where nearly 50 percent of bank employees will participate in a day of volunteerism supported by paid time off. Employees will spend the day volunteering with more than 700 community organizations and service projects in the 15 states where Key has a presence across the nation, including California, Massachusetts and Kansas, among others.
“Each year, we host Neighbors Make the Difference Day to demonstrate to our neighbors our deep commitment to the community,” said Margot Copeland, CEO and Chairman of the KeyBank Foundation. “The concept of employee volunteerism and personal service has always been important to KeyBank. I believe we have one of the most caring and active bodies of employees of any corporation. We fully support our employees’ efforts on Neighbors Day and every day. We thank them for their heartfelt service.”
In 2015, more than 6,100 Key employees volunteered a total of 24,700 hours to community organizations and projects. In 2016, Key expects the total number of volunteer hours to total 24,000. Two-thirds of the bank’s branches will close at noon on May 25 to accommodate employee volunteers, and those branches’ customers will have access to ATMs, as well as online and mobile banking.
Neighbors Make the Difference Day began in 1991, when a group of KeyBank employees in Alaska volunteered for service projects and gave the day its title. By 1993, the idea had swept across many of the communities Key serves and became an official day of employee volunteerism. It is now the hallmark of Key’s commitment to its communities and a leading corporate volunteerism effort in America.
“Neighbors Make the Difference Day has become a long-standing, cultural tradition at KeyBank,” said Copeland. “Working closely with our communities is in our corporate DNA, and we are proud to see this day go from a small effort in Alaska to a bank-wide effort.”
KeyBank has been nationally recognized for improving the quality of life in its communities. The Civic 50 identifies the top 50 S&P 500 corporations in the U.S. in terms of time, talent and resources used to improve the quality of life in their communities. Key was named to the most recent Civic 50 list as one of America’s fifty most community-minded companies by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light.
To participate in the social media conversation on May 25, follow #NeighborsDay, @KeyBank on Twitter and KeyBank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keybank.
For more information about KeyBank’s culture of service and commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism, visit www.key.com/philanthropy.
KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $98.4 billion at March 31, 2016. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 12 states under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.
For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.