City National Bank announces literacy program milestones
City National Bank announced that it has reached a significant milestone in the history of its Reading is The way up Literacy Program.
Since the inception of the literacy program in 2002, City National has donated more than 500,000 new books to school libraries and nonprofits, and has awarded over $1.4 million to teachers at elementary, middle and high schools through its literacy grant program for creative literacy projects in five states.
During the past 15 years, City National has received a number of awards for its many educational programs related to its Reading is The way up literacy program. Some of these awards including: 2005 President’s Volunteer Service Award, the 2005 Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Los Angeles Public Library, the 2006 Corporate Award from the Getty House Foundation, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Corporate Citizen Award, and honored as the 2007 Corporate Visionary Partner by the Wonder of Reading;
Eaton Dunkelberger, CEO of Sierra Nevada Journeys, said the nonprofit raised $5.57 million for the purchase thanks to support from 56 donors.