Honoree Team 2015 – Greater OC Inland Division of Union Bank

Congrats to Greater OC Inland Division of Union Bank for being honored as an outstanding team of volunteers!

Team Name:  Greater OC Inland Division of Union Bank

Team Members:  Robbin Narike Preciado, Loren Wildish, Brenda Hale, Victor Villegas, Tina Robinson, Danette Cooper, Nam Hoang, Tessia Hassel, Jose Carlos, Blaine Nelson, Stacey Snowball, D’Adrianne Rystad, Lydia Mendoza, Reanna Kiyomura, and Todd Hollander

Nominating Organization:  Junior Achievement of Southern California

Honoree Category:   Education

Why Nominated:  Junior Achievement of Southern California (JA) requests that you respectfully consider the team leaders of JA volunteers from The Greater Orange County Inland Division of Union Bank for the “Spirit of Volunteerism Award”, to thank them for their time, commitment and for teaching the business of life to young people from Orange County’s underserved schools.

In 2014, 44 employees from The Greater Orange County Inland Division of Union Bank dedicated their time to serve 1,227 students, from Kindergarten through 5th grade, from schools in which up to 95% of the students are from economically disadvantaged families. Volunteers work with students to teach a nationally validated curriculum of real-world financial skills that youth need: how to budget, how to save for future goals and educational aspirations, and how to develop emergency funds and use credit wisely. In addition, last year, 20 members of The Greater Orange County Inland Division of Union Bank inspired their colleagues and business partners to raise over $ 35,000 in our peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, to support JA programs.

Since 2009, Union Bank has been a committed partner, supporting JA programming through corporate financial contributions, employee volunteerism and Play4JA peer to peer fundraising efforts. Through this partnership, JA and Union Bank have been able to provide inspiration and guidance to thousands of high-need students through delivery of JA programs. Together, we are working towards a world in which youth make strong, stable and empowering financial decisions, have the opportunity to succeed regardless of background, and are inspired to develop stable, secure, successful lives.

Please write a note of congratulations below!

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