Bank of America Charitable Foundation Supports Work of Local Women’s Leadership Council with $15,000 Grant
Arrowhead United Way Women’s Leadership Council Members Honored to Receive Check From Bank of America in Support of its “Interview for Success” Program
San Bernardino, CA, May 20, 2011: Members of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), a group of approximately 40 community and business leaders who have joined their human and financial resources to focus on assisting underserved young women in the Arrowhead United Way service area, excitedly arrived at the Bank of America downtown San Bernardino Branch to receive a $15,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, and to personally thank Bank of America representatives for their continued support of the WLC’s programs. The WLC members were welcomed by Veronica Lopez, Banking Center Manager, sharing that, “Bank of America is delighted to work with Arrowhead United Way in a variety of ways – including the Women’s Leadership and Youth Leadership Councils.” LaSandra Sanders, SVP, Consumer Market Manager of Bank of America’s Southwest Region, also took the opportunity to thank the Women’s Leadership Council for their work in the community, stating, “Thanks to your efforts, changes are taking place in the community, and Bank of America is pleased to partner with a group of leaders to help make positive change happen”.
The Women’s Leadership Council will use Bank of America funds to support programs such as “Interview for Success”. At the workshop young ladies are assisted in creating a resume’ and they participate in mock interviews. Coaching is also provided on social networking and how to dress for a job interview. The participants are assigned a mentor and awarded a scholarship to purchase appropriate work attire.
The Women’s Leadership Council of the Arrowhead United Way is committed to improving the lives of at-risk young women by providing opportunities to improve their education, financial stability, and health. For more information regarding the WLC, contact: Knea Hawley, Vice President of Resource Development at: 909-884-9441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUW is a volunteer driven organization that actively supports health and human services by focusing on education, income, and health. These services address the underlying causes of the community’s issues and create lasting change. The organization was established in1891 and is led by prominent respected community leaders; it is one of the oldest United Way’s in the country. AUW encourages individuals to become more involved in the community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. For more information about how to become involved with AUW, please call (909) 884-9441 or visit www.ArrowheadUnitedWay.org.