Keep the good going

As things are starting to open and we're finally able to venture out and get together, KeyBank is excited to continue giving back to communities through the fourth edition of KeyBank Assists. This time, we've formed a team like no other to join us in our ongoing effort to support the small businesses and families that define our neighborhoods.

Who’s helping?

If you’re here then you are helping, and we want to say thank you! Check out our great team of volunteers giving their support. Be sure to visit their social media pages for a chance to win a gift card to support a restaurant in your local community and celebrate getting back together.

Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli is a world renowned chef, who began her international culinary journey at Michelin three-star restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris.

In addition to being an Iron Chef, Guarnaschelli hosts her own primetime series Supermarket Stakeout on Food Network. She is also a regular co host on The Kitchen and a recurring judge on Chopped.

Alex Guarnaschelli on InstgramAlex Guarnaschelli on FacebookAlex Guarnaschelli on Twitter

Linh Phillips


Linh Phillips is the creator behind Sir Rocha Says (sirrochasays.com), a local food and drink blog dedicated to helping others fall in love with Rochester, New York. A self-proclaimed experiential explorer and food lover, Linh loves meeting new people, hearing their stories, and shining a positive light on all things local.

She has been featured on Travel & Leisure and Thrillist Food Groups, and has also led a Tedx Talk. Follow her food adventures on @sirrochasays to keep up on the latest happenings in the area!


Linh Phillips on Instagram

Monty Lans and Lila Schonfeld


Monty and Lila are the owners and co-creators of Flights N’ Food. They met in a travel club years ago and fell in love over traveling and food.

One day they decided to make an Instagram dedicated to traveling all over their backyards and all over the world trying some of the most amazing foods they could get their hands on. They have a passion for food, fun, and exploring and sharing it with the world.


Monty and Lila Lans on Instagram

Chef Tyler Anderson


Chef Tyler was born and raised in Southern California where he began his career in professional kitchens. Tyler has been fortunate to work throughout the country for some of the best chefs in the business. His passions for his craft and locale are evident in his cooking style, which is inspired by simple quality goods and the culinary traditions of New England.

Tyler has been nominated for the James Beard Best Chef Northeast award seven years in a row. He has also been named CT Chef of the Year.


Tyler Anderson on Instagram

Tay Fisher


Tay Fisher, also known as "Firefly," is a former Harlem Globetrotter (2009-2019) who has been to all 50 states and 75 countries, and entertained millions around the world.

He continues to give back to his community with numerous programs to keep kids active and engaged while providing the same opportunities he had growing up.


Tay Fisher on Instagram

Jack Nolan


Jack Nolan retired in May 2021 after completing his 39th year of association with the University of Notre Dame Athletics Department. In his most recent role, Nolan served as the main talent for the video programming on the official Notre Dame Athletics web site (www.UND.com).

The 2020-21 season marked Nolan's 39th year announcing Notre Dame basketball games on either radio or TV, making him one of the longest tenured college basketball announcers in the country.


Jack Nolan on Twitter

Elyse Levkulich


Elyse is a Pittsburgh-based food influencer who shares local Pittsburgh eating adventures from high-end dining to local hidden gems and everything in between.


Elyse Levkulich on Instzgram

Matt Park


Voice of the Orange, Matt Park, ’97, joined the Syracuse ISP Sports Network in 2003 and became the play-by-play voice of the football and men’s basketball teams and host of the football (Dino Babers) and men’s basketball (Jim Boeheim) coaches’ shows in July 2004. The native of Chittenango, New York, has also broadcast professional and collegiate baseball since 1996.


Matt Park on Twitter

What has KeyBank Assists accomplished so far?

  • More than $875,000 has gone directly to our communities.
  • More than 100 charities and 157 small businesses have received support.
  • Thousands of families, essential workers and first responders have received gift cards.
  • Thousands of meals have been provided, and we’re still going.

What has KeyBank Assists done in the past?

KeyBank Assists was started to help support our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal was to help ease people’s stress and foster happiness any way we could.

It all started when we teamed up with local athletes to thank essential businesses and first responders, support charities, and surprise people picking up takeout with gift cards.

Then we partnered with Robert Irvine and amazing local chefs to surprise and support thousands of families, essential workers and first responders.

Recently, we enlisted the help of Soledad O’Brien and numerous local athletes to give donations, meals and surprise gifts to small businesses and families.



SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The KeyBank Assists Get Back to Celebrating Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) shall take place from July 28, 2021 at 7:00 AM Eastern Time through July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of KeyBank National Association (“Sponsor”) or Marcus Thomas LLC (“Administrator”) and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, members of their immediate family (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and persons living in the same household of such employees, officers, and directors (whether or not related), are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Colorado public officers, members of the general assembly, local government officials or government employees, anyone in their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and persons living in the same household of such persons (whether or not related) are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule, or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: Eligible persons may enter the Sweepstakes by commenting on KeyBank Assists’ approved influencer posts on Instagram or Twitter with a brief “Get Back to Celebrating” story that shares what you look forward to celebrating at local restaurants in your community during the Sweepstakes Period. Comment must also tag @keybank. Entries will be accepted from the time the applicable question is posted on KeyBank Assists approved influencer’s official Instagram page until the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Limit one (1) entry per Instagram or Twitter account. Additional entries beyond this limit will be void.

Market KeyBank Assists Influencer
Connecticut Chef Tyler Anderson
Pittsburgh BurghNosh (Elyse Levkulich)
Syracuse Matt Park
Albany Tay Fisher
Hudson Valley Flights N’ Food (Monty Lans and Lila Schonfeld)
Northern Indiana Jack Nolan
Rochester SirRochaSays (Linh Phillips)
National Alex Guarnaschelli

To participate and enter, eligible persons must have a valid, public, and unprotected Instagram or Twitter account. If an entrant does not have an Instagram account, there is no cost to create one at https://www.Instagram.com or at https://www.Twitter.com. Entrant must agree to comply with Instagram’s Terms of Services (https://www.Instagram.com/legal/terms) and Instagram’s privacy policy (https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875) in order to create and maintain a Instagram account. Entrant must agree to comply with Twitter’s Terms of Services (https://www.twitter.com/en/tos) and Twitter’s privacy policy (https://twitter.com/en/privacy) in order to create and maintain a Twitter account.

The above mentioned websites are unaffiliated third party websites that may offer a different privacy policy and level of security than Sponsor’s website. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for the third parties’ websites content and systems availability. Sponsor and Administrator do not offer, endorse, recommend, or guarantee any product or service available on such entities’ website.

Entrants must respond to the prompt on KeyBank Assists approved influencer’s Instagram page in the comment section of KeyBank Assists approved influencer’s Instagram post to be eligible to win. The time of receipt of any valid Instagram or Twitter entry shall be the time such valid entry becomes available to Sponsor and Administrator on https://www.Instagram.com or https://www.Twitter.com. Administrator’s computer shall be the official clock of the Sweepstakes. Any submission that does not comply with these Official Rules is void.

In order to participate in the Sweepstakes and be eligible to win, entrants must continue to maintain an active Instagram or Twitter account through the Sweepstakes Period and for at least three (3) days thereafter for potential notification purposes. No posts or comments in connection with the Sweepstakes may contain (i) language that violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademark or copyright infringement); (ii) language that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, profane, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, controversial, or libelous; (iii) language that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; (iv) language that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to applicable laws or regulations; (v) pornography, adult-oriented content, or any other sexually-explicit material; (vi) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (vii) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (and (ix) content that denigrates, disparages, or reflects negatively on Sponsor or Administrator. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify entries containing any of the foregoing.

Entries must not disparage any person or community and must be in good taste. Sponsor and Administrator may use their sole discretion to disqualify submissions that do not comply. Further, each entrant represents and warrants that his or her submission will not violate or infringe upon any rights (including, but not limited to, any intellectual property rights) of, or give rise to any claim by, any third party. Each entrant assigns all right, title, interest, and intellectual property (including, but not limited to, copyright) in his or her submission to Sponsor and Administrator.


Entries generated by a script, macro, or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the Instagram account at the time of entry provided he or she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an Instagram account by https://www.Instagram.com or https://www.Twitter.com.

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter.

WINNER SELECTION: Forty-five (45) total winners (five winners per approved local influencer and ten winners per approved national influencer) of the Sweepstakes will be selected during the Sweepstakes Period by random drawing of all valid submissions. Each winner will be contacted by Sponsor or Administrator via secure, private means after the end of the Sweepstakes Period. The winner is required to respond within twenty-four (24) hours of initial contact. In the event the winner does not respond within twenty-four (24) hours of the initial message or if the winner declines the prize, cannot attend, or is deemed to be ineligible, another winner may be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries received. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate entrants or not to award the unclaimed prizes.

1. Influencer posts on their social media account about giveaway on July 28 between 10 a.m and 11:59 a.m. EST.
2. Key’s social monitoring platform monitors all entries during sweepstakes time period.

All eligible entries are pulled from Key’s Sprinklr social monitoring system by filtering by time period and sweepstakes criteria. These entries are exported into an excel doc, where random number generator is used to choose eligible winners at random.

Neither Sponsor nor Administrator nor any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, owners, shareholders, members, employees, sponsors, licensees, successors, assigns, nor agents are responsible for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, miscommunications, failed phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic, including without limitation the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online, or for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, destroyed, delayed, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries. Entry materials and data that have been tampered with or altered are void.

Each potential winner may be required to submit his or her valid identification information to Sponsor and Administrator, and may be required to execute, have notarized, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability attesting to the fact that he or she is eighteen (18) years of age or older and that he or she meets all required eligibility requirements. Failure to submit any required materials in a timely manner or noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and forfeiture of prizes and, in the sole discretion of Sponsor and Administrator, may cause an alternate potential winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received.

HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE: Sponsor or Administrator will contact each winner and will collect their contact information required to receive the prize. Winner will need to complete a Prize Affadavit. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate entrants or not to award the unclaimed prizes.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: forty-five (45) total winners (five winners per approved local influencer and ten winners per approved national influencer) will win:

Market KeyBank Assists Influencer Sweepstakes ARV Qty Amount Prize
Connecticut Chef Tyler Anderson $250.00 5 $50 $50 restaurant gift certificate per winner
Pittsburgh BurghNosh (Elyse Levkulich) $250.00 5 $50 $50 restaurant gift certificate per winner
Syracuse Matt Park $250 5 $50 $50 restaurant gift certificate per winner
Albany Tay Fisher $250.00 5 $50 $50 restaurant gift certificate per winner
Hudson Valley Flights N' Food (Monty Lans and Lila Schonfeld) $250.00 5 $50 $50 restaurant gift certificate per winner
Northern Indiana Jack Nolan $250.00 5 $50 $50 restaurant gift certificate per winner
Rochester SirRochaSays (Linh Phillips) $250.00 5 $50 $50 restaurant gift certificate per winner
National Alex Guarnaschelli $1,000.00 10 $100 $100 KeyPossibilities® MasterCard® gift card and book per winner
ARV: $2,7500.00 45

The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each local market prize is Fifty ($50), and ARV of each national prize is one Hundred ($100) with a total ARV of all prizes of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($2,750). Actual value of the prizes may vary. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and Administrator. Prize winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and any expenses associated with the Sweepstakes. Prize winners are also solely responsible for any necessary travel or accommodations related to their use of the prize. No substitution, cash equivalent, or transfer of prize is permitted except at the sole option of Sponsor or Administrator for a prize of comparable or greater value

ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION: By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and forever releases, discharges, and waives any and all claims, liabilities and actions of any kind, howsoever caused or arising and whether by negligence, any intentional act or otherwise, that entrant may have or that may arise against Sponsor, Administrator, Instagram, Twitter, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities, as well as each of the aforementioned parties’ respective directors, officers, owners, shareholders, members, employees, representatives, successors, assigns and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”), with respect to or arising out of either (i) entrant’s participation; or (ii) the receipt or use of the prizes (including, but not limited to, the substitution or changing of any prizing) awarded in the Sweepstakes. By submitting an entry, each entrant further agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Released Parties and their insurers against any and all damages, costs, judgments, and/or expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and other legal fees) they may incur as a result of claims made against them in connection with either (i) entrant’s participation; or (ii) the receipt or use of the prizes (including, but not limited to, the substitution or changing of any prizing) awarded in the Sweepstakes.

As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded (each, a “Claim”), shall be (a) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (b) settled by binding arbitration in New York County, New York before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (ii) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited by law, in consideration for being permitted to participate in the Sweepstakes and the opportunity to win the prizes offered in the Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby agrees and consents, without further authorization, compensation, or remuneration of any kind, to the use of the entrant’s name, likeness, voice, photograph, performance, Instagram or Twitter comment, and/or biographical information in any and all advertising, promotions, and other publicity conducted by Sponsor and Administrator and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, licensees, successors and assigns in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation unless prohibited by law. Nothing herein will obligate Sponsor or Administrator to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein.

PRIVACY POLICY: Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in the Promotion will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor (i) for purposes of proper administration and fulfillment of the Promotion as described in these Official Rules, and (ii) as described in Sponsor’s privacy policy, posted on Sponsor’s website. In addition, each entrant agrees that Sponsor may share any personally identifiable information he or she supplies as part of the entry process with any of the Promotion Entities, the use of which will be governed by the privacy policy maintained by such Promotion Entity.

CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION, OR MODIFICATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES: Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes and/or change dates or prizes (to a prize of equal or greater value) of the Sweepstakes in case of schedule changes, acts of God, force majeure events, computer viruses, bugs, or corruption of the security or administration of the Sweepstakes, or for any other reason at their sole discretion.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED: Participation in the Sweepstakes is void where prohibited.

INSTAGRAM: This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Twitter.

WINNERS’ LIST: The name of the winners can be obtained by sending a request in writing with a self-addressed stamped envelope no later than August 31, 2021 to Marcus Thomas LLC, 4781 Richmond Road, Cleveland, OH 44128.

SPONSOR: KeyBank National Association, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

ADMINISTRATOR: Marcus Thomas LLC, 4781 Richmond Road, Cleveland, OH 44128.

CFMA # 210708-1100783.