The German Language and Culture Foundation is very excited about PNC being our new Titlesponsor. We asked PNC to provide us some further details about their role in our community and also their reason for this kind of support:
Through executive leadership, strategic investments and employees volunteerism, PNC is helping to build strong communities and create financial opportunities for individuals, families and businesses. “We are committed to the communities we serve,” said Western Carolina president Weston Andress. “Stronger communities with engaged citizens are great places to live, work and play, and we are proud to contribute to the quality of life.”
PNC’s commitments include but is not limited to:
° Community Development: PNC boosts the quality of life in neighborhoods through affordable housing, economic revitalization and customized financial solutions. PNC earned an “outstanding” rating in 2009 for exceeding Community Reinvestment Act standards.
° Charitable Giving: More than $73.1 million was invested in communities in 2012. The PNC Foundation forms partnerships with nonprofit organizations to advance mutual objectives driven by two priorities: (1) early childhood education; and (2) community and economic development.
° PNC Grow Up Great: A school readiness initiative that has benefitted more than 1 million at-risk
children from birth to age five through grants, advocacy, volunteerism and awareness. In October 2011, PNC extended the initiative by $250 million over the next 10 years.
° Environmental Responsibility: PNC’s commitment to innovation and environmentally friendly business practices during the past decade has enabled us to lower costs, increase efficiency and improve communities. PNC has more newly constructed, LEED-certified green buildings than any company on Earth.
“By helping with German Language and Culture Foundation achieve their mission, we also work to achieve ours. Bringing cultures together and strengthening bonds will enhance the economic vibrance of Western Carolina” said Weston Andress
We thank PNC for teaming up with the German Language and Culture Foundation and are looking forward to a long term cooperation in this community.