LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A. (MUFG) today announced its partnership with The Student Conservation Association (SCA) to officially launch "MUFG Gives Back" volunteer month. This past Saturday, MUFG and SCA kicked off the month of November helping conserve public lands in Seattle and New York City. Five additional events are planned across the country.
The MUFG Union Bank Foundation will also donate $150,000 to SCA to support activities that help protect the environment, which include job training and the introduction of "green" careers for young professionals. Through volunteer activities, MUFG Union Bank employees will partner with SCA alumni and youth groups to learn conservation skills while mentoring them on leadership.
"MUFG is committed to fostering a legacy that includes protecting the environment for future generations. Our investment in SCA supports many aspects of conservation and provides our employees with opportunities to give back to the communities where we live and work," said Julius Robinson, the bank's Head of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Although MUFG encourages volunteerism throughout the year, November is the month when the company unites its employees to support the local communities in which it operates. MUFG established November as global volunteer month in 2013 in response to the outpouring of support Japan received following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
"MUFG embraces its role in supporting the economic well-being of its communities, and is also doing its part as an environmental steward to secure the health of future generations," said Jaime Matyas, President and CEO of SCA. "We look forward to working together and setting a positive example of sustainable practices for our young adults."
The MUFG Union Bank Foundation ("The Foundation") is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that serves as an agent for charitable contributions made by MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Since its creation in 1953, The Foundation has supported the bank's commitment to help meet the needs of the communities that it serves. Its mission is to make philanthropic investments that expand access to economic opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities especially in the areas of affordable housing, community economic development, education, human services, and the environment.
About MUFG Union Bank, N.A. As of September 30, 2017, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. operated 361 branches, comprised primarily of retail banking branches in the West Coast states, along with commercial branches in Texas, Illinois, New York and Georgia, as well as 18 PurePoint Financial Centers and two international offices. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. With assets of $118.6 billion, as of September 30, 2017, MUFG Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world's largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥304.2 trillion (JPY) or $2.7 trillion (USD)¹, as of June 30, 2017. The corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union Bank is in San Francisco, California.
1Exchange rate of 1 USD=¥112.0 (JPY) as of June 30, 2017
About the Student Conservation Association The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America's largest and most effective youth conservation service organization. SCA conserves lands and transforms lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead, while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, and 70% of its 85,000 alumni are employed or studying in conservation-related fields. For more, visit www.thesca.org.