Supporting Women in Skilled Trades: Regions Foundation Announces $100,000 Grant for Moore Community House

During Women in Construction Week, the Regions Foundation is helping connect more women with training opportunities for rewarding careers.
Press Release

By Jennifer Elmore

BILOXI, Miss., March 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ – The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded primarily by Regions Bank, announced a $100,000 grant to Moore Community House to support Moore’s Women in Construction (WinC) program that prepares women for lucrative careers in construction and advanced manufacturing.

Learning by the Book

How a retired attorney and a Regions associate are advancing adult literacy.

By Kim Borges

“The stories I could tell you about how brave these people are.”

When Carolyn Wilson describes her heroes, they’re not literary characters in the books she reads. They’re the adult students she’s teaching to read them.

Since 2016, Wilson has been helping people in their 50s, 60s, even their 70s learn to read as a facilitator with the Literacy Council of Union County in El Dorado, Arkansas. It’s her latest chapter following careers as a teacher and a lawyer.

Regions Bank Honored by Junior Achievement

By dedicating more than 3,000 hours to JA, Regions associates helped the company earn a Bronze level 2020-21 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award.

By Candace Higginbotham

Junior Achievement USA recently announced that Regions Bank has been honored with a Bronze level 2020-21 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award acknowledges the contribution of more than 3,000 volunteer hours by Regions associates with Junior Achievement during the 2020-21 school year. JA announced the honorees during a virtual award ceremony, in which leaders expressed appreciation for the valued support “despite the continued limitations on volunteerism during the pandemic.”

Saving Grace

A new savings match program helps homeowners build emergency funds and develop good savings habits.

By Candace Higginbotham

Buying a home is an important milestone, but the financial commitment doesn’t end with the mortgage payment.

Anyone who owns a home is well aware that even new houses require some degree of repair and maintenance – and those needs tend to pop up when least expected.

Making sure homeowners have essential emergency funds was the motivation behind Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s Habi$ave savings match program.

And the pandemic was the motivation for the timing.

Navigating Medical Debt: Regions Bank Announces Grant and Financial Wellness Tools to Help People and Families

Contribution and resources are part of Regions Bank’s commitment to financial education and community engagement.
Press Release

By Jennifer Elmore

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 8, 2022 /3BL Media/ Regions Bank announced a new grant as well as additional online financial wellness tools designed to help people and families address urgent issues surrounding medical financial hardships.

U.S. Census Bureau data has shown nearly one in five households in the U.S. carried medical debt.

Regions Bank Expanding Sustainable Finance Opportunities

Teams are working to consolidate environmentally and socially focused lending efforts to offer more and better solutions to clients.

By Candace Higginbotham

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues have emerged in recent years and have become more and more important to companies, governments, investors, customers and communities. These stakeholders are challenging companies to not only make a profit, but also make a positive impact in our communities.

History in Motion: J. Mason Davis Jr.

Regions honors the Birmingham, Alabama, civil rights attorney and civic leader for a lifetime of achievement.

By Candace Higginbotham

J. Mason Davis Jr. didn’t have to ask to join civic groups around Birmingham, Alabama. That’s because they usually asked him first.

“And when I would go into that group, I would do my very best to be the most outstanding person in that group,” he said.

Davis’ dedication to his community and commitment to excellence were honored at Regions Bank’s History in Motion celebration on Feb. 28.

Working Toward Inclusive Prosperity

Closing the racial wealth gap isn’t just a headline for Black History Month – it’s a big part of Regions Bank’s community engagement strategy, and teams put in the work every day.

By Candace Higginbotham

The gap is real.

A recent FEDS Notes article states that the average U.S. Black and Hispanic or Latino households earn about half as much as the average White household. Furthermore, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors article said non-White households own only about 15 to 20 percent as much net wealth, while the wealth gap has widened over the past few decades.

Good Towns: Nashville

From music to down-home food to the leaders who took on Jim Crow, we look at this city’s contributions to Black history.

Around the corner from Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge, across the street from the Ryman Auditorium, Henry Hicks sits under a sign that proclaims, “One Nation Under a Groove.”

Hicks, more formally known as H. Beecher Hicks III, is the CEO of the sparkling new National Museum of African American Music. And, for a few minutes, he’s taking the time to observe as visitors stroll in.

Forbes Recognizes Regions Financial Among America's Best Large Employers 2022

Associates say they are willing to recommend Regions to friends and family.

By Evelyn Mitchell

Regions is a great place to work and employees say they would recommend Regions to friends and family. Those are the findings of a recent survey from Forbes and Statista.

Based on employee feedback, Regions Financial has been recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers 2022. The award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.


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