CNA and the CNA Foundation Team with Operation HOPE to Promote
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2013--
This April, CNA is joining the Independent Community Bankers of America
(ICBA) in celebrating Community Banking Month; a nationwide effort to
recognize the many contributions local financial institutions make to
their customers and communities.
“Community banks play a vital role in the lives of their customers and
communities, and CNA is proud to recognize these institutions for their
dedication to local citizens and businesses across the country,” said
Mark Tomlinson, Assistant Vice President, Community Banks Underwriting.
To honor the month, CNA and the CNA Foundation are teaming up with
Operation HOPE to promote free financial literacy training for students
ages 9-18, teaching empowerment, responsibility and hope in primarily
underserved communities. In addition to the CNA Foundation making a
$50,000 donation to Operation HOPE’s Banking On Our Future program,
CNA is sponsoring financial literacy training at Chicago’s St. John de
la Salle Catholic Academy on April 23 from 8:30 to 11: 30 a.m.
“CNA is committed to strengthening the communities where our employees
live and work by providing volunteer and financial
support to non-profit organizations dedicated to building
healthy and prosperous neighborhoods,” Tomlinson added.
“It is through partnerships like this that HOPE is able to deliver the
financial literacy tools that empower our youth and change lives,” said
Mary Hagerty Ehrsam, President Global Youth Empowerment Group.
Along with sponsoring an educational event in Chicago, CNA is
encouraging all branch offices to team up and take part in financial
literacy empowerment initiatives within their local communities
throughout the year.
Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future program seeks to elevate
the dignity, hope, and economic self-sufficiency of people in low-wealth
communities through financial literacy. The program is a winner of the
Oprah’s Angel Network Award and the U.S. Treasury Department’s John
Sherman Award for Financial Literacy Excellence. Initiated in 1996, the
program has educated over 700,000 youth world-wide. Banking on Our
Future teaches youth the basics of checking, saving and the
importance of credit and investment, using a network of area trained
HOPE Corps volunteers from local banking and private financial-industry
For additional information on how to get involved, visit www.operationhope.org/banking-on-our-future.
To learn more about Community Banking Month, visit www.icba.org.
About CNA Foundation
The CNA Foundation is the nonprofit, private charitable giving entity of
CNA. Through its matching gifts program and community involvement
grants, the CNA Foundation provides vital funding to thousands of
charities where CNA does business and where CNA employees live and work.
Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s
seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th
largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include
standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other
property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management,
information services, underwriting, risk control and claims
administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com.
Use of the term "partnership" should not be construed to represent a
legally binding partnership. "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA
Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark
Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA"
service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims
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