PNC Bank’s support of UAB programs ranges from athletics to the arts. As a sponsor of UAB’s Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC), its initial support centered around ArtReach, which with YWoodlawn brings arts education and outreach to children in the Woodlawn community.
“We asked the ASC to help us support a segment of ArtReach specifically for preschoolers, given our focus on early childhood education, and they did a fantastic job,” says Jim Hansen, regional president for The PNC Financial Services Group. “What was even better is that it allowed us to connect in a different fashion with the YWCA of Central Alabama, another partner of PNC. Our relationship with UAB and the ASC continues to grow, and I can’t say enough about how deeply we value the hard work they have invested in helping PNC deliver our philanthropic objectives through collaboration.”
PNC Bank also supports UAB through a corporate sponsorship of the Champion Club in UAB Athletics as well as other programs. The UAB Collat School of Business chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants is working with PNC Bank and the United Way of Central Alabama to provide free tax preparation for those who qualify. The partnership, part of the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, is open to families or individuals with $49,000 or less in taxable income who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
“PNC Bank has reinvested in the community through its generous support of UAB programs like those at the ASC, in UAB Athletics and in the Collat School of Business,” says Shirley Salloway Kahn, Ph.D., vice president for development, alumni, and external relations. “We are very appreciative of their gifts, which will have a positive and lasting impact.”