Citi Foundation to be Recognized for Support of National Service

Citi Foundation to be Recognized for Support of National Service

Citi Foundation Among Bipartisan Group of National Service Advocates being Honored
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Supporting Communities

CONTENT: Press Release

WASHINGTON, February 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In recognition of their support for national service, the Citi Foundation will be awarded the Corporate Service Award by Voices for National Service.  The Award will be formally presented in Washington, DC at the 12th Annual Friends of National Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday, February 10th

Click here to see the full list of award winners and details regarding the event. 

The Citi Foundation joins a bipartisan group of advocates from across sectors being honored, including Governors Terry Branstad (R-IA) and Rick Snyder (R-MI), Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Patty Murray (D-WA), Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul, Jonathan Lavine of Bain Capital, and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson. 

“The Citi Foundation is a longtime supporter of national service and volunteerism, most recently having launched ServiceWorks, the largest corporate-sponsored AmeriCorps program in the country,” said AnnMaura Connolly, President of Voices for National Service. “The Citi Foundation’s support has helped elevate national service as a way to tackle some of our most pressing challenges, and we are proud to recognize them for investing in the civic health of our country.”

“We are honored to accept this award from Voices for National Service recognizing both the Citi Foundation’s financial support and leadership in the effort to elevate national service, and the work of our Citi colleagues who give their time and skills to help make a meaningful impact in their communities,” said Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi. “National service is embedded into the fabric of ServiceWorks, a key component of the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative to jumpstart the career readiness of 100,000 young people, and we look forward to building upon these efforts even further.”

Honorees were selected based on recognition and support for national service.  Each award winner has helped to raise public awareness of national service and elevate national service as a legislative priority. 

National service is a cost-effective strategy for engaging citizens, improving communities, and strengthening the nation.  In communities across the country, national service members provide critical services to fulfill unmet needs. National service members tutor and mentor struggling students, help Americans lead healthier lives, provide job training and other services to returning veterans, preserve the nation’s parks and public lands, offer disaster relief and recovery assistance, and support independent living for seniors and Americans with disabilities.  For every federal dollar invested in national service, there are returns to society of nearly four dollars in terms of higher earnings, increased output, and other community-wide benefits.

Voices for National Service is a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions, who work to ensure Americans of all ages have the opportunity to serve and volunteer in their community. Founded in 2003, Voices for National Service has built strong bipartisan support among our nation's leaders and helped position national service as a viable policy solution to tackle unmet needs, expand opportunity, and leverage human capital.




Media Contact:
Jessica Borchert (Voices for National Service),
Kamran Mumtaz (Citi),