DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2012--
A pioneer in the Colorado banking community is lending its strength to
pioneers in higher education, as U.S. Bank inks a multi-year sponsorship
deal with the University of Denver.
The sponsorship makes U.S. Bank the official bank of University of
Denver Athletics, effective in the current 2012-13 sports season. U.S.
Bank will also be the Platinum sponsor of the “Voices of Experience,”
the signature CEO-level speaker series at the University of Denver
Daniels College of Business.
“The University of Denver has an important role as an educator in the
mountain region and the university holds a special place in the hearts
of thousands who are DU students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and
fans,” said Hassan Salem, president of U.S. Bank in Colorado. “We are
thrilled to be their partner, both in support of Pioneer athletics and
as they share expertise through the Voices of Experience lecture series.”
Brokered via CBS Collegiate Sports Properties, the University of Denver
Division of Athletics and Recreation’s third-party multimedia rights
holder, this agreement places U.S. Bank into "Founders Partner" status
at Denver, with multimedia and branding benefits reserved exclusively
for the division's highest investors. Fans and visitors to DU athletic
venues will notice the U.S. Bank brand permeated throughout multiple
platforms, including the DenverPioneers.com website.
“We are proud to welcome U.S. Bank as a valued corporate sponsor with
the University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation,” said DU
Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes. “U.S.
Bank is a leader in the Denver community and we are thankful for their
corporate support. We look forward to a long and beneficial partnership
with U.S. Bank.”
The University of Denver is committed to improving the human condition
and engaging students and faculty in tackling the major issues of our
day. DU ranks among the top 100 national universities in the United
States. For additional information, go to www.du.edu/newsroom.
U.S. Bank has invested in Colorado for generations. With roots dating
back to 1862, U.S. Bank is growing with 84 branches in Denver and 152
statewide. U.S. Bank employs more than 2,000 people in the Denver metro
area, and 2,700 across Colorado. The bank provides more than $1.3
million in charitable contributions locally, and its employees
volunteered more than 2,000 hours at nonprofit organizations in the
Denver area in 2011.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $353 billion in assets as of June 30,
2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial
bank in the United States. The company operates 3,080 banking offices in
25 states and 5,085 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its
employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for
which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest
honor bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web
Source: U.S. Bancorp
Teri Charest, U.S. Bank Media Relations
(612) 303-0732, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carroll, University of Denver
(303) 871-2599, email@example.com
Ferrell, University of Denver Athletics
(303) 871-3296, Brad.Ferrell@du.edu