BBVA Compass recognizes local nonprofits at 'Building a Better Birmingham'
- Bank recognizes 50 nonprofit grantees during the event
- More than 50 people attend event at bank's downtown offices
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 15, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass and the BBVA
Compass Foundation hosted the first annual "Building a Better Birmingham"
reception Tuesday, honoring 50 of the nonprofit and community partners it
works with to make the city a better place to live and work.
In 2013, some $1.1 million was contributed to Birmingham's nonprofit community
directly from the bank as well as through the BBVA Compass Foundation and BBVA
Compass Charity, the bank's employee giving program. In addition, local
employees volunteered more than 15,000 hours of their time.
"BBVA Compass supports a number of great nonprofits in our community, and it
is important to us to take time to thank them for letting us be a part of
their mission," said Alan Register, BBVA Compass Birmingham city president.
The honorees included:
oAccion Texas Inc.
oAlabama Asset Building Coalition
oAlabama Council on Economic Education Inc.
oAlabama Symphony Orchestra
oAmerican Heart Association
oBe The Match
oBirmingham Children's Theatre
oBirmingham Civil Rights Institute
oBirmingham Museum of Art
oBirmingham Zoo Inc.
oBreast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
oFinancial Education Outreach
oGirl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
oGirls Incorporated of Central Alabama
oGreater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America
oHispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
oIMPACT Family Counseling
oJunior Achievement of Greater Birmingham Inc.
oJunior League of Birmingham
oMagic City Smooth Jazz
oMarch of Dimes
oMcWane Science Center
oRailroad Park Foundation
oRed Mountain Theatre Company
oRonald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
oSeedco Financial Services Inc.
oTeach for America – Alabama
oThe Children's Aid Society
oThe Learning Village
oThe Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham
oThree Hots and a Cot
oUAB Educational Foundation
oUnited Way of Central Alabama Inc.
oUniversity of Montevallo Foundation
oYMCA of Greater Birmingham
More than 50 people attended the event at BBVA Compass' Daniel Building in
downtown Birmingham. Birmingham is a key market for BBVA Compass, which is the
second-largest bank in the city and employs nearly 3,100 people in the area.
About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global
financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in
Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading
franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its
diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on
technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate
responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial
education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It
operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best
practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More
information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 687
branches, including 351 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in
California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass
ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market
share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and
Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small
business lenders by the Small Business Administration and was recently awarded
the 2013 Celent Model Bank Award for its new core banking platform. Additional
information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com.
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, member FDIC.
SOURCE BBVA Compass
Contact: Brittany Fish, Corporate Communications, Tel. 713.831.5582,
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