YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all is strengthened by partnerships like the one we have with Bank of America.
For years, Bank of America has supported our transitional housing programs, Women In Transition and Families Together, through funding and volunteer support. And for the fourth year in a row, Bank of America has sponsored our We Believe event at the highest level – our Empower Equity presenting sponsor. Year after year, Bank of America makes an incredible impact on our community by supporting YWCA’s mission and programs.
Throughout 2022, Bank of America volunteers facilitated multiple workshops to YWCA Women In Transition participants focused on personal finance and budgeting as well as arts and crafts. Volunteers from groups like Bank of America LEAD for Women have continued to make an impact: they have not only purchased and delivered holiday meals for our transitional housing participants, but also have held multiple wish list drives, providing needed items for women in our programs and our Youth Programs students.
“Bank of America Lead has continued to support YWCA families, participants, and students with great vigor. From workshops on personal finance to delivering hot meals to our Women in Transition participants around the holidays, every effort has been immensely appreciated! We are thankful to have connected with a group who truly understands how important service to others is.”Jamila Green, YWCA Central Carolinas’ Community Engagement Manager
Bank of America doesn’t just support our housing programs. Their funding supports all aspects of YWCA’s mission. In 2018, Bank of America announced a $20 million investment in Charlotte-area Charlotte’s racial equity fund to drive local economic mobility. YWCA was selected as one of the nonprofits benefiting from this substantial commitment. This is because at YWCA, we focus on key factors that positively impact economic mobility like early child care and education, college and career readiness and family stability fostering healthy child development. We continue to receive support from this 2018 investment!
Finally, YWCA Central Carolinas appreciates the contributions and leadership of two Bank of America team members on our board of directors: Frenchie Wilson Brown and Christie Gragnani-Woods.
We are grateful to Bank of America for being a long-standing supporter and partner of YWCA Central Carolinas.