2012 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist City National Bank

2012 Finalist: City National Bank

On May 17, 2012, winners of the 2012 Volunteer Match Corporate Volunteer Awards will be announced at our annual Volunteer Match Client Summit in San Francisco, CA. 

In this series of posts, we’ll introduce you to the facts and folks behind the ten most effective employee volunteer programs in our family of corporate clients compared against our 2011 benchmarks.

VolunteerMatch congratulates City National Bank for its nomination for Employee Volunteer Program of the Year (Small to Medium Businesses).

Its volunteer program, called City National Bank’s Community Corner, was established in 2008 and launched with VolunteerMatch in 2011. The mission of City National Bank’s Community Corner is to help “foster healthy communities, strengthen local neighborhoods, and encourage employment, economic and community development.” City National Bank not only provides employees with the resources needed to find volunteer opportunities, it also has a “Dollars for Doers” program, which provides grants to nonprofits where employees have volunteered for at least 20 hours.

City National Bank highlights in 2011:

  • 25% of City National Bank employees recorded volunteer hours in 2011, up 51% from the year before.
  • The number of recorded volunteer hours in 2011 increased 83% over 2010.
  • Since its site launch with VolunteerMatch in 2011, City National Bank has reached out to 107 organizations and educational institutions in California, Nevada, and New York.
  • City National’s Reading is The Way Up literacy program partnered with Barnes and Noble and held a book drive during the 2011 Christmas season. They donated 31,000 new books to 28 elementary, middle, and high schools in California, Nevada, New York, and Tennessee.

We commend City National Bank for its excellent volunteer program!

Stay tuned for more finalist profiles in the coming weeks, and announcement of the winners on May 17, 2012 during the 2012 Volunteer Match Client Summit.

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