Howard Bank is Recognized by National Trade Association for its Volunteer Work in Greater Baltimore
The bank receives an honorable mention from the American Bankers Association for its Volunteer Time Off program.
BALTIMORE, MD, October 15, 2019 – Howard Bank, a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced today that it has been recognized by the American Bankers Association for its volunteer work in greater Baltimore.
The bank won an honorable mention in the national banking trade association’s annual Community Commitment Awards in the volunteerism category. The ABA recognizes banks across the country for their extraordinary work in volunteerism, affordable housing, community and economic development, economic inclusion, financial education, protecting older Americans and supporting military families.
"We are thrilled the American Bankers Association has recognized our volunteer work in our banking footprint,” said Mary Ann Scully, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Howard Bank. “Through our VTO program employees are using company hours to support organizations that are working to transform our region, and they are giving back to the communities where they live and work.”
Howard Bank was recognized for launching a program in 2018 that provides employees 20 paid hours a year to volunteer during work hours. In its first 10 months of operation, through Dec. 31, 2018, 41 percent of Howard employees – 132 out of 320 total employees – participated in the Volunteer Time Off program or VTO, contributing 877 hours of volunteer service.
Employees fanned out across the region to plant trees, spearhead neighborhood cleanups, feed the hungry, teach people basic financial concepts like managing a checkbook, chaperone school field trips, and other charitable works.