The Citi Foundation Receives 2015 Best Community Improvement Program Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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The Citi Foundation Receives 2015 Best Community Improvement Program Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Supporting Communities

CONTENT: Press Release

 

October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center has named the Citi Foundation as the winner of a 2015 Corporate Citizenship Award in the category of Best Community Improvement Program for its Partners in Progress (PIP) initiative. Created by the Citi Foundation in partnership with the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), PIP bolsters the ability of community-based organizations around the country to increase economic progress in low-income communities.  

“We are honored to receive this recognition for our efforts to catalyze progress in cities across the U.S., and support leading community-based organizations that are creating more equitable neighborhoods”, said Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation. “At the Citi Foundation, we continue to deepen our understanding of what works to better our communities and we appreciate the opportunity to share what we are learning with our colleagues across corporate philanthropy.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards honor businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world. For 16 years, this awards program has illustrated how every day businesses serve as a powerful force for good around the world. Companies and chambers of commerce from around the globe compete for the Citizens, making them one of the most coveted opportunities for recognition in corporate citizenship.

The PIP initiative builds on the concept of the “community quarterback,” which is a trusted local organization that aligns objectives, resources, and efforts among stakeholders to create strong, resilient neighborhoods and paths to economic opportunity. The model leverages the capacity of high-performing organizations to lead and coordinate across sectors to achieve shared goals.

“The Citi Foundation is a committed partner in communities across the United States through the Partners in Progress program,” said Marc DeCourcey, Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. “Their long-term dedication to the program ensures that local communities grow and thrive.”

The Chamber Foundation announced the winners of the 2015 Citizens Awards on October 6 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the awards program here.

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The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation's "More than Philanthropy" approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.

Contact:

Bailey Jacobs, U.S. Chamber Foundation, 202-463-5766

Elizabeth Patella, Citi, 212-559-2477 

Keywords: Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Citi Foundation | Community Improvement Program | Corporate Citizenship | Diversity & Inclusion | Innovation & Technology | Partners in Progress (PIP) initiative | Social Impact & Volunteering | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

CAMPAIGN: Supporting Communities

CONTENT: Press Release

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