Nearly 6,000 KeyBank employees across the country contribute their time and talents to local nonprofit organizations to give back to their local communities for Key’s annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day.

Neighbors Make the Difference Day began in 1991, when a group of Alaska employees 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. One group of employees has served the Cleveland Christian Home on Neighbors Day for nearly 15 years. They also volunteer for the home during the holidays and throughout the year. In 2015, Key’s CEO, Beth Mooney, surprised the group by visiting them while they were working at their project. Also working were Key CIO Amy Brady and Chief Procurement Officer Dean Kontul.

Read more about Key’s community involvement in our Corporate Responsibility Report.

KeyBank has been nationally recognized for improving the quality of life in its communities. Key is recognized on the Civic 50 as one of America's 50 most community-minded companies by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light. The Civic 50 identifies the top 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's annual commitment represents more than half a million volunteer hours to our communities and more than 100,000 company-funded employee volunteer hours since 2013.

On Neighbors Make the Difference Day, we come together to thank our neighbors for the good work they do every day. We partner closely with nonprofits to transform our communities and our employees add to the momentum through volunteerism and personal philanthropy, in countless meaningful ways. Neighbors Day is a powerful demonstration of our employees’ commitment and caring.

Margot Copeland, KeyBank Foundation CEO

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