UMB gives back to Arizona community through volunteer and donation efforts
At a time when charitable donations in Arizona were down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UMB Bank did not falter and continued to support the community when it needed it the most. From January 2020 through June 2021, UMB associates in Arizona logged 540 volunteer hours to support nearly 20 area nonprofits.
How does UMB Bank give back to the Arizona community?
UMB Bank and its associates in Arizona support a number of local organizations including: Teach for America‡, Teen Lifeline‡, Scottsdale 20/30‡, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale‡, Boys Hope Girls Hope‡, American Cancer Society‡ and Child Crisis Arizona‡. Many of these are long-term relationships the bank has nurtured for more than 10 years. Additionally, UMB hosts annual food, water and blanket drives through its local branches and supports the Southwest Human Development‡ organization by purchasing toys for children around the holiday season.
Another unique aspect of the bank’s culture is its commitment to nonprofit and civic board and committee service. Oftentimes, these roles are passed on from associate to associate, including the Fiesta Bowl Yellow Jacket Committee‡, who has had two UMB associates serve as committee members over the years. Scottsdale 20/30, a social and philanthropic club that raises money to support children’s charities, has been represented by three UMB associates.
What philanthropic outreach program made the most impact in Arizona?
From October 2020 through January 2021, UMB Bank sponsored a $12,500 program at the Phoenix Art Museum to offer discounted field trip tickets to kids 6- to 18-years-old. At a time when families were looking for healthy and safe activities to do with their kids—while also staying out of the heat and supporting the community—this sponsorship helped meet an important need. It allowed area residents to enjoy a family-friendly activity where attendees could safely social-distance at a reduced price—a win-win for everyone who participated.
How much money has UMB contributed to local Arizona organizations?
From January 2020 to June 2021, UMB Bank Arizona donated nearly $170,000 to support 20 local charities and community organizations through the UMB matching gift program, corporate sponsorships and individual employee contributions.
How does UMB integrate philanthropy into its corporate culture?
For more than a century, UMB has maintained a commitment to the prosperity of each community it serves. In addition to providing financial products built for the needs of its customers, UMB uses associate volunteerism and corporate philanthropy to build strong community partnerships. The bank’s goal is to enable associates to be their best personally and professionally. UMB encourages associates to give back to their local community through various programs and initiatives.
In 2020, UMB’s combined total for sponsorships and donations was more than $2.6 million. Associate participation in the UMB matching gift program increased dramatically with utilization jumping 380% from 2019 to 2020 and benefiting 784 charities across the nation.
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