It’s still summer for most of us, but Regions teams across the footprint spent the month of July getting ready for the new school year.
For the 13th year in a row, the Share the Good program provided targeted support to communities where our associates live and work. Regions organizes the campaign as a way to build on the company’s year-round commitment to volunteer service and community engagement.
This year’s theme was Back to School, and Regions teams hit the ground running by collecting and donating supplies, making financial contributions and volunteering. The timing was good, not just because the first day of school is just around the corner, but also because right now students, teachers and families face higher costs for a wide range of good and services, including academic supplies.
In Memphis, associates from every business group helped with financial education activities for high school students participating in the Young Wall Street Traders bootcamp. Regions was the title sponsor of the program, which aims to reduce the wealth gap among African-American and Latino American students.
“Share the Good is Regions’ mission in action,” said David May, Memphis market executive. “Our teams were very enthusiastic about supporting the Young Wall Street Traders program, which aligns with Regions’ community engagement priority to promote financial wellness. Providing these students with tools and skills to be smart money managers can help them bridge the wealth gap and chart their path toward financial success.”
At Regions Bank, we are committed to advancing education opportunities for students across our communities while removing barriers to success.
Sean Kelly, Huntsville Market Executive
Huntsville, Alabama teams directed their efforts toward the local chapter of Girls Inc. – an organization that provides mentorship and programming to help girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models in their community.
“At Regions Bank, we are committed to advancing education opportunities for students across our communities while removing barriers to success,” said Huntsville Market Executive Sean Kelly. “Our goal is to use our resources in a way that connects more students with the opportunity to complete their education. Our market is proud to support Girls Inc and other important education organizations that work to empower students with a world-class education.”
In Houston, associates from Commercial, Consumer and Funeral Trust teams participated in a Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser to support Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. They raised more than $2,000, and made a significant market donation to the organization.
“We had more than 40 associates in the Bowl-a-Thon and everyone had a ball,” said Paula Bradley, Community Relations Officer. “And many of our team members decided to continue their support of JA by volunteering in the classroom this year.”
“JA impacts so many students in the greater Houston area by teaching them about financial wellness, work readiness and entrepreneurship – it fits perfectly with our focus areas and we are looking forward to growing our relationship in the future.”