Vancouver, B.C. – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that RBC has once again donated $50,000 in support of business education programs for youth across BC for the 2013-14 school year.
This generous contribution will specifically go towards the ‘Economics for Success’ programs, which encourages grade 9 and 10 students to reflect on the advantages of remaining in school to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for long-term career success.
RBC’s corporate citizenship goals of making a significant and sustainable impact on the economic well-being of individuals, their families and their communities are demonstrated through their continued support for Junior Achievement. For well over 20 years, RBC has supported JABC, and funding has exceeded more than a half a million dollars. In addition to funding this program, RBC provides strong volunteer support for Junior Achievement programs, as well as sponsoring events, including the Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremonies.
“Our partnership with Junior Achievement builds on our legacy of support for a very broad range of initiatives and organizations dedicated to the social, intellectual, emotional and physical well-being of kids,” said Graham MacLachlan, Regional President, BC, RBC Royal Bank. “We believe a continuing investment in education not only helps youth, but also strengthens our communities and builds the intellectual capital we need to ensure the future health and prosperity of our country.”
Photo: Tim Manning, Regional VP, Commercial Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank; Alix Santoro, VP, Development, JABC; Rachel Bwishe and Tammy Tsui, JABC Alumni; Jennifer McCarthy, Regional VP, Vancouver East, RBC Royal Bank; Deane Susi, RBC Royal Bank Branch Manager, Kingsway and Nanaimo; and Graham MacLachlan, Regional President, BC, RBC Royal Bank.