Results tagged as "citi salutes"

  • Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Service Members

    By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi May 24, 2019 09:15 AM

    As a Co-Lead of the Citi Salutes Affinity, I often speak to veterans and current service members about their military experience and what it’s like to navigate the transition to civilian life. The importance of those conversations goes well beyond helping to inform our initiatives in support of the military community, both within and outside of Citi. For me, their value lies in the light they shed on issues that may not be well understood or that civilians have never experienced in their own lives. That’s why I recently decided to reach out to some members of our Citi Salutes network to get their personal takes on Memorial Day and what it means to them.

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  • Working Together to Serve those who have Served

    By Marcia Saunders, Managing Director, Securities Services, Citi and NASI Senior Sponsor November 08, 2016 10:45 AM

    At Citi, we pride ourselves on our diverse culture and on the wide range of programs and employee volunteer opportunities we have to promote diversity and inclusion across the company. The North American Service Initiative (NASI), which partners with local veteran service organizations (VSO’s) to assist veterans and current service members in their local communities, is part of the company-wide Citi Salutes initiative, which connects veterans with Citi’s broad range of services geared to the military community. These services include opportunities for career advancement and partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and innovative banking services.

    Founded on Veterans Day in 2010, NASI and its hundreds of volunteers actively provide hands-on support for local veteran causes and programs. Supported by Citi Community Development, NASI has, for example, organized networking mixers for homeless veterans in Jacksonville, Florida, and bike builds in New York. The NASI network encompasses eight U.S. Citi locations and has impacted more than 13,000 veterans to date in 2016. By building relationships and working with local non-profits and VSOs, NASI volunteers have made a difference in their local communities for the past six years.

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  • New Financial Resource for Military Members

    By Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor, NBCs Today Show November 18, 2014 02:14 PM

    When it comes to their financial lives, military families are different. It's just a fact. When they're serving on active duty, they're typically asked to move every few years (ten times more often than civilian counterparts, according to the Department of Defense). This, of course, makes the decision of when to buy versus rent a home a tougher one to process. But it also raises other issues: How do you come to terms with the fact that the cost of living in your new location may be much higher than it was in your last? How does your spouse find work in city after city without starting at the bottom of the ladder each time?

    The list goes on. That's likely why, according to the 2013-survey of Blue Star Families, financial issues rank at the top of concerns about military life. All in all, 65% of military families said they had experienced stress when it came to their finances.

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  • Thanking Those Who Serve

    By Christopher Perkins, Managing Director, Citi and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran November 11, 2014 09:48 AM

    Veterans Day is a reminder and an opportunity to thank our veterans for their service and to reflect on their tremendous courage and sacrifice.

    More than 22 million veterans are living and working within the communities we serve in the United States - with many more across the globe. Citi is proud to support military members as they reintegrate into civilian life through our Citi Salutes initiative and other programs through which we strive to forge lasting relationships.

    Hundreds of our colleagues and volunteers work to provide our veterans with professional development opportunities in financial services and to help them utilize in the business world the skills they've learned in uniform. And Citi's own Military Veterans Employee Network has expanded to 17 groups globally that include more than 2,500 employees.

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  • Partnering with the White House on a New Outreach Program for Military Service Members

    By Kyung ‘KC’ Choi, Senior Vice President and Program Director for Citi Salutes September 02, 2014 11:18 AM

    Last week we announced Citi's latest initiative to support military service members. We are excited to collaborate with the White House in a new outreach program to help identify our service member clients who may qualify for financial services benefits under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

    This program with the White House is the most recent component of Citi's ongoing commitment to support service members and their families, and the initiative will complement the special programs we offer for service members.

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  • Giving Back: Mentoring Veterans

    By Jeanne Monteil-Anatra, Global Head of Marketing for Citi Trust April 30, 2014 04:06 PM

    Peter Daytz, Citi Trust's Global Head of Investments, left, and
    Frank Segarra, Citi Private Bank Managing Director.

    "I was awestruck by what Sid had accomplished and wanted to help," said Peter Daytz, Citi Trust's Global Head of Investments, when asked why he mentors veterans under the American Corporate Partners program.

    "Sid" (Sidney E. Goodfriend) is a close friend of Peter's from business school, who founded American Corporate Partners (ACP) in 2008. ACP is a nonprofit organization that provides a mentoring program for veterans. ACP pairs veterans with professionals from some of America's top corporations and select universities. According to Peter, "His idea was to give veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan a tool for networking and long-term career development and connect them with mentors in the corporate world to help them transition back into the work force." Sid, a former investment banker, knew firsthand the benefit of mentors and wanted to give veterans the same kind of opportunity. Leveraging his connections in the corporate world, Sid began the program with six corporate partners and 150 corporate employees.

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  • Saluting Those Who Serve

    By Suni Harford, Regional Head of Markets for North America, Citi November 11, 2013 01:07 PM

    On November 6, Veterans on Wall Street, a consortium of large financial institutions including Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, was the presenting sponsor of the Stand up for Heroes concert in New York City to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation. It was an extraordinary evening of music and laughter, that was made even more meaningful thanks to the generosity of our clients, vendors and colleagues who helped us raise critical funds to support our injured men and women in uniform as they return home.

    Tomorrow, Veterans on Wall Street will host our third annual career conference, convening veteran job-seekers, charitable organizations and HR professionals from over 150 companies, to share best practices around veteran employment issues. Veterans on Wall Street is aligned with the broader Citi Salutes initiative, created to bridge and expand upon existing company efforts aimed at serving veteran consumers and recruiting veterans for careers at the company and the financial services industry.

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  • Citi Hosts Foreclosure Prevention/Homeowner Assistance Event for Service Members and Veterans on Oct. 17 in the D.C. Area.

    October 14, 2013 02:42 PM

    CitiMortgage and VeteransPlus, a national veteran service organization, are coming to the Washington, D.C. area on Thursday, October 17, 2013, with Citi's proprietary 2013 Road to Recovery for the Military, featuring a homeowner support event for current and former members of the Armed Forces. At this event, Citi's Homeowner Support Travel Team of mortgage professionals and VeteransPlus financial counselors will have one-on-one discussions with current and former service members in need of assistance with their mortgages, offering clear answers to their mortgage questions in a private setting. All military service members and veterans, including those who have missed payments or have payment concerns, are invited and do not have to be CitiMortgage customers to attend. Find event details here.

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  • Giving Back to Our Veterans

    By Lisa Reeves, President & CEO, Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA May 03, 2013 04:44 PM

    What do Gary Sinise, Tom Brokaw and Citi all have in common?

    Each is committed to the support of veterans, service members and their families. To recognize this commitment, Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA recently held its annual Advocacy Awards dinner in Washington, DC where we were proud to honor the significant contributions of Citi, Tom Brokaw, and Gary Sinise to improve veterans' lives.

    Each year, Easter Seals' Advocacy Awards recognize individuals, corporations and foundations who have transformed the landscape for people with disabilities and special needs. The 2013, Awards were dedicated to celebrating the vital veterans' employment programs run by Easter Seals, while showcasing the veterans' initiatives being undertaken by Citi, Brokaw, Sinise, and other companies and organizations to help improve the lives of veterans and service members.

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  • Through Citi Salutes™, Disabled Veterans Secure Modified Housing

    By Ed Skyler, EVP, Global Public Affairs, Citi March 04, 2013 09:30 AM

    Citi, through a collaboration with Purple Heart Homes (PHH), today announced the donation of modified homes to the families of three service-connected disabled military veterans. Under the program, Citi is working with Purple Heart Homes to identify properties in our REO inventory that are in locations in which a service-connected disabled veteran is in need of a housing arrangement that accommodates his/her injury-related challenges. PHH works with third-party contractors to modify homes based on the needs of the individuals and their families.

    Through our work with PHH, we are helping injured troops begin the next phase of their lives with modified housing and transitional support. Our hope is that we'll be able to identify opportunities for additional home donations in the futures.

    This announcement is the latest news related to Citi Salutes™, our firm-wide commitment to connect veterans, as consumers, homeowners and job-seekers, with access to the resources, services and partnerships they need. Two weeks ago, Citi and NBC Publishing released Heroes Get Hired: How to Use Your Military Experience to Master the Interview, a free enhanced e-book and guide for veteran job-seekers by author Michelle Tillis Lederman. Produced in collaboration with Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, Heroes Get Hired provides a resource to aid veterans in the difficult transition from military service into civilian employment.

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