U.S. Bank also recognized with President's Volunteer Service Award
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 9, 2016--
Junior Achievement USA (JA) last night honored U.S. Bank’s Leslie
Godridge with its Gold Leadership Award, the organization’s highest
recognition, for her volunteer work teaching and promoting financial
education for New York City children.
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Leslie Godridge (Photo: Business Wire).
JA also honored U.S. Bank with its corporate President’s Volunteer
Service Award for its employees dedicating more than 15,000 volunteer
hours to teaching JA programs in classrooms across the country. The
award was created by the President's Council on Service and Civic
Participation, which President George W. Bush established in 2003 to
recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and
to encourage more people to serve.
"Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people,
bringing our programs to life," said Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO
of Junior Achievement USA. “Each year, more than 200,000 JA volunteers
share their experiences and skills with students while delivering our
programs, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the
workforce, or start a business that creates jobs and grows the economy.”
Godridge, who was promoted to vice chair and co-head of wholesale
banking earlier this year, has served on Junior Achievement of New
York’s board of directors since 2003. In recent years, she’s developed a
program in which students visit U.S. Bank’s corporate office for
workplace experience in addition to bankers visiting classrooms. She is
one of only ten people receiving JA’s Gold Leadership Award this year.
“As a supporter of JA for many years, I’ve had the opportunity to see
the profound impact these programs have on young peoples’ lives,” said
Godridge. “I’m very honored by this recognition, and proud to work for a
company that helps bring JA programming to classrooms across the
U.S. Bank is also a longtime JA partner nationwide and encourages
employees to get involved in their communities by providing up to 16
hours of paid time off per year to spend volunteering. Earlier this
year, the bank unveiled a new corporate giving and volunteer program,
Community Possible. Through the program, the bank will focus its
investments on Home, Work and Play.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $422 billion in assets as of December 31,
2015, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth
largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,133
banking offices in 25 states and 4,936 ATMs and provides a comprehensive
line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp
on the web at www.usbank.com.
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Source: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Corporate Communications
Pat Swanson, 816-871-2394