Neighbors Make the Difference Day

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 nearly 50% of Key's workforce participated in projects for Key's Neighbors Make the Difference Day.

Nearly 6,000 KeyBank employees across the country came together to give back to their local communities for Key’s annual Neighbors Make The Difference Day on May 25, 2016. By contributing their time and talents to local non-profit organizations, Key employees demonstrate “Community is Key” and uphold the Key Values of Leadership and Teamwork.

You can find the archive of the Neighbors Day experience by following KeyBank on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for stories and photos from Neighbors Day activities around the country. You can also explore the activities by searching on the hashtag #NeighborsDay.

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.

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.” - KeyBank Foundation CEO, Margot Copeland

Volunteers at the Cleveland Christian Home for Children
Yark work at the Cleveland Christian Home for Children
KeyBank Neighbors Make the Difference Day

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 unexpectedly visiting them while they were working at their project. Also working at the project 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 fifty most community-minded companies by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light. The Civic 50 identifies the top 50 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.