More than 8,000 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.

Communities thrive when volunteers unite. That’s why thousands of KeyBank employees volunteer each year, taking responsibility to contribute to the well-being of their local communities. When individuals come together to dedicate their time and talent to serve others, lives are brightened, and communities are transformed for the better in meaningful ways.

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.

Famicos Foundation and KeyBank join forces and engage community partners to help a city neighborhood

As part of Neighbors Make The Difference Day, more than 100 KeyBank employees partnered with the Famicos Foundation in a neighborhood cleanup, doing yard work, planting flowers, and painting porches and garages for residents in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.

Key also invited the American Red Cross to go door-to-door installing smoke alarms. Key is a local sponsor of the national Red Cross Sound the Alarm campaign, which over a period of three weeks helped to make 852 homes in Cleveland and Akron safer through the installation of 2,380 smoke alarms.

The Cleveland Police Department Community Engagement team joined the event to engage with residents about how to make the city’s neighborhoods safer by building trust with residents and encouraging them to report signs of trouble.

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 2018.

This is our most organized and visible volunteer effort, and what inspires me most is that the caring stretches far beyond a single day. I’m proud of our employees who give so much to Key, our clients, each other, and our communities. Their volunteerism and personal philanthropy are apparent on Neighbors Day and throughout the year, in countless meaningful ways.

Beth Mooney, KeyBank Chairman and CEO

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