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7/30/14 3:14 pm EDT

Bank of America today announced that Diana Gleason has been named market president for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

As market president, Gleason will be Bank of America’s leader in the Ventura-Santa Barbara market. She will help meet the financial needs of individuals, families and businesses by connecting them to the right resources within Bank of America.  Gleason also will lead Bank of America’s local corporate social responsibility work, leveraging the company’s unmatched more...

6/24/14 9:00 am EDT

Bank of America today published its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which provides a detailed overview of the company’s environmental, social and economic impact.

“Our CSR program used to revolve around philanthropy – those days are long gone,” said Andrew Plepler, Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Policy executive. “While grantmaking is still critical, CSR is now a part of everything we more...

5/19/14 1:31 pm EDT

Building on the $1.4 million Bank of America has raised since 2012 through its “Express Your Thanks” campaign to support transitional programming for service members and veterans, the company announced today that it is bringing the program back for a third year. By asking individuals to share their expressions of gratitude for current and former members of the military, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will donate up to $1 million to more...

5/12/14 9:00 am EDT

Bank of America and Vital Voices today launched a weeklong mentoring initiative in Belfast, Northern Ireland, bringing together influential women executives from the public and private sectors to mentor women leaders engaged in small and medium-sized business and social enterprise who are at a tipping point in their professional and personal leadership paths. The initiative is the eighth installation of the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) and is distinctive in its effort to pair senior more...

3/25/14 8:45 am EDT

Bank of America has announced the donation of historic images from its corporate art collection to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The donation, a collection of 61 black-and-white photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, features Daufuskie Island, a unique, national landmark off the South Carolina coast inhabited by a community whose distinctive language and culture remained strongly influenced by their African heritage.

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3/20/14 7:00 am EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the National Theatre today announced a multi-year partnership in support of NT Future, the National’s £80m redevelopment project which will transform the facilities the theatre offers audiences and artists, enhance its relationship with the environment and place education firmly at the heart of its mission.

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3/17/14 9:00 am EDT

As California experiences its worst drought in modern history, leading to anticipated increases in agriculture-related unemployment and rising food prices, Bank of America is committing its resources to the California Association of Food Banks, Feeding America network and local United Ways as they provide critical services to communities that may be hardest hit.

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3/4/14 9:00 am EST

Bank of America and Vital Voices today launched a week-long mentoring initiative in Mexico City. The Global Ambassadors Program (GAP), which runs from March 4 through 8, brings together influential women leaders from the public and private sectors to mentor women from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) who are engaged in business and social enterprise. The program will include one-on-one mentoring sessions, strategic planning workshops focused on building business acumen, and participation more...

2/4/14 9:00 am EST

U2 teamed up with (RED) and Bank of America for the fight against AIDS with a Super Bowl commercial which featured the band performing a new song, “Invisible.” With over 3 million free downloads on iTunes February 2-3, the song generated more than $3 million from Bank of America to support the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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1/31/14 11:00 am EST

Bank of America has announced the 2014 Museums on Us program roster, featuring many of the nation’s favorite arts, cultural and historical institutions. From large metropolitan centers like New York City to towns like Rockland, Maine, Museums on Us provides a cultural benefit to Bank of America cardholders across the U.S. Through Museums on Us, Bank of America is able to provide debit and credit cardholders free admission to 150 vibrant cultural more...

1/27/14 2:59 pm EST

The Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) and Bank of America today announced the launch of Elizabeth Street Capital, an initiative designed to provide early-stage women entrepreneurs in the United States with access to low-cost capital, mentoring support and networking opportunities to grow their businesses, creating communities of women entrepreneurs. 

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1/23/14 2:00 pm EST

(RED), rock group U2 and Bank of America today announced a partnership that will generate more than $10 million to fight AIDS. Details are available at www.bankofamerica.com/RED.

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1/7/14 8:54 am EST

Applications are now open for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s third Returning Talent programme, which aims to help bridge the gap between being a stay-at-home parent or carer and re-entering the workplace. In partnership with the Mumsnet Family Friendly programme and The Executive Coaching Consultancy, the bank is looking to attract women and men from a range of backgrounds including finance, legal and other professional services where their most recent role featured a transferable skill set. more...