KeyBank Foundation Provides $50,000 to the OneOrlando Fund to Aid Pulse Tragedy Response
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today, KeyBank Foundation announced it will donate $50,000 to the OneOrlando Fund, announced on Monday by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, established to respond to the needs of the Orlando community after the Pulse nightclub tragedy.
Recently, forty-nine people were killed and 53 wounded in a massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, marking the most deadly mass shooting in American history. The OneOrlando Fund will support the victims and families, the LGBTQ, Hispanic, and affected communities, and address underlying causes of this tragic event.
“The Pulse tragedy has touched the hearts and lives of everyone in the country. Together, we mourn with Orlando,” says Margot Copeland, chair and CEO, KeyBank Foundation. “We send our thoughts of healing and grace to the victims, their families, and all citizens of Orlando.”
Key encourages others to help by making a donation by visiting the OneOrlando website: http://www.oneorlando.org/. Donations from Key employees will be matched dollar-for-dollar by KeyBank Foundation.
“Hate-motivated violence has no place in our society,” said Copeland. “At Key, we believe in the strength of diversity, the power of inclusion, and that bigotry and hate will not win when our character is greater than the evil that bigotry and hatred create.”
About KeyBank Foundation:
KeyBank Foundation serves to fulfill KeyBank’s purpose to help clients and communities thrive, and its mission is to support organizations and programs that prepare people for thriving futures. The Foundation’s mission is advanced through three funding priorities – neighbors, education, and workforce – and through community service. To provide meaningful philanthropy that transforms lives, KeyBank Foundation listens carefully to understand the unique characteristics and needs of its communities and then backs solutions with targeted philanthropic investments. KeyBank Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation, funded by KeyCorp.
KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $98.4 billion at March 31, 2016. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 12 states under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
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