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At United, our commitment to providing excellence in service extends beyond banking. It includes giving back to the communities in which we live and work, striving to make a difference each and every day. We encourage our employees to get involved and each year, they volunteer thousands of hours and raise funds for a number of causes. As we continue to grow, so does the impact we have on our communities. We invest our time, talent and resources to help build a brighter future in the places we call home.
As a company, United’s community impact is most evident in the areas highlighted below.
United is committed to helping members of our communities make informed financial decisions. Whether it’s teaching youth about the importance of saving or educating individuals on how to avoid common financial mistakes, we aspire to help the people in our communities succeed. An example of our commitment is our annual participation in the American Bankers Association’s Teach Children to Save program. In 2017, 212 employees presented to 12,974 kids at 119 locations.
United’s commitment to the betterment of children from an overall wellbeing and educational standpoint has long been evident. Through volunteerism, fundraising and corporate support, United is a dedicated partner in education, supporter of afterschool programs and community outreach leader. Our presence can be seen in schools throughout our footprint, and felt though the positive impact of our fundraising events, such as the Kids Golf Classic and the Washington Jesuit Academy Gridiron Classic.
United understands the health challenges our communities face and we respond through fundraising and corporate support. United’s commitment to community health care is vividly on display with our hosting and sponsorship of the United Cardinal Classic Golf Tournament to benefit the INOVA® Kellar Center. We are particularly responsive to the market-specific health and wellness needs throughout our footprint.
United is committed to providing access to affordable housing to individuals and families in the communities we serve. Through robust relationships with affordable housing developers, community development lending expertise, and strong partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), United is able to provide flexible and responsive financing solutions for projects that provide affordable, transitional and emergency housing.
United recognizes the importance of thriving communities. We build strong relationships with organizations that support the viability of the communities we serve. Being actively involved in local economic development is not only essential, but also leads to opportunities to offer professional assistance or financing for projects that will catalyze positive change in our company’s footprint. We partner with urban redevelopment authorities, regional planning commissions, small business incubators and chambers of commerce. In addition, we provide innovative, flexible and responsive products and services to people and businesses in our communities to best meet their needs.