Citibank Support of Teletón USA Generates $1.4 million
NEW YORK -- January 16, 2013
In an effort to provide aid to children with disabilities and cancer in the
United States, Citibank today announced that its support of Teletón USA during
the holiday season generated $1.4 million in donations.
To drive financial support for Teletón USA, Citibank branches across the U.S.
were enabled to accept contributions from customers, employees and community
residents from November 1 – December 31, 2012. Customers were also able to
make donations via Citibank Online through a link to www.teletonusa.org.
Since it began in Chile in 1978, Teletón has grown to become one of the
world’s largest voluntary aide organizations, holding annual fundraising
telethons in 13 countries. The charity provides support for children with
autism, disabilities and cancer. Banamex has been the official bank of Teletón
since its inception.
“Citibank is thrilled to bring this level of support to Teletón USA,” said
Cece Stewart, President, U.S. Consumer and Commercial Banking, Citi. “We thank
our customers, employees and community members for their generous donations,
which will provide vital support and services to children and their families
in the United States.”
Citibank participated in Teletón USA, a 27-hour telethon event. The inaugural
Teletón USA was broadcast on Univision on Dec. 14-15, 2012, with Stewart
presenting a check for $250,000 during the broadcast with Ernesto Torres,
Chief Executive Officer of Banamex.
“Banamex has a proud history as the bank of Teletón and we are deeply
committed to their cause in Mexico and Latin America,” said Torres. “We are
delighted to have Citibank continue this tradition in the U.S. as Teletón USA
generates awareness and support in this country.”
“We want to thank all the people who donated,” said Fernando Landeros Verdugo,
President of Fundación Teletón. “Together we will change the lives of many
children and their families.”
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