At United Way of Greater Los Angeles, we’re proud to partner with a number of socially conscious companies in L.A. County as we work to create pathways out of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors. And for more than 22 years, City National Bank has been instrumental in those efforts.
To put it in banking lingo, that’s more than 8,000 days of steady, forward-thinking investments of time, money and energy. And the return for everyone involved has been phenomenal.
“City National is proud to partner with United Way to bring attention to the issues most pressing in our communities,” says Jennifer Nickerson, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship.
And partner they have. In fact, you might say their interest has compounded significantly over the years.
From their Family Volunteer Day, in which colleagues and their families made sack lunches for Angelenos living without a home…to their multi-year sponsorship of Homewalk, our largest fundraising event of the year to end homelessness…to events like the Empower(Her) Spring Salon, which celebrates and nurtures women as they find their voice to bring about change in the community and the culture...City National Bank has been a bedrock of United Way support for more than two decades.
“It’s important that we support, foster and give back to the communities in which we live and work. We firmly believe that we have an important role to play in contributing to the betterment of society,” says Russell Goldsmith, City National Bank’s Chairman and CEO. And this focus on giving back has been a part of the culture since the company’s founding in 1954.
Today, City National Bank manages over $48 billion in assets – providing banking, investment and trust services through 72 offices in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. But their commitment to local communities is as strong as ever. In fact, partnering with United Way is only one of the many ways they serve – as they identify and address a host of community needs through lending and investment, philanthropy and volunteerism.
“At the heart of City National Bank is an ethic very much like our own,” says Elise Buik, United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ President and CEO. “One that encourages inclusivity, expands social awareness, and positively impacts people’s lives. We’re proud to have them as a partner, and look forward to many more years of serving our community together.”
And that’s a level of commitment you can take to the bank.