Since 2009, the entire month of May has been deemed "Key Salute to Community Service Month." From our charitable support of area cultural and educational resources, to volunteer efforts to help build local neighborhoods and livelihoods, to civic leadership, KeyBank's success, and the success of our communities, are one in the same. We believe that, collectively, our employees create a company with heart – one that pumps volunteer energy and leadership into community service organizations by "Making a Difference."
On May 22, 2013, more than 8,000 Key employees partnered with local non-profit agencies to make a difference in their communities. From sweeping sidewalks in Seattle, archiving in Albany or planting new gardens in Cleveland, our employees lent a hand to over 900 service projects.
Neighbors Make the Difference® Day is now in its 23rd year. In 1990, the first Neighbors Day activity took place in Alaska, and began as a day spent in a variety of community service projects, such as visiting hospital patients; painting homes and cleaning up yards for people who could not do so; and wrapping holiday presents for children who would receive them at the Salvation Army later in the year.
Key's annual commitment represents more than half a million volunteer hours to our communities, and counting.
In major cities and smaller towns across America, our employees are involved as volunteers, giving generously of their time and talent. Throughout the KeyBank community you will find employees dedicated to helping others through a wide range of activities including those that support our strategy to emphasize economic self-sufficiency through financial education and workforce development. Our employees take pride in their service as trustees, directors, and advisors to the boards of community organizations. Our employees are also active community servants, and are found lending a hand in a variety of ways from assembling playground equipment to assisting senior citizens.