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ABA Foundation Announces Judges for Bank Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

Deadline for Community Commitment Award entries is July 1


The American Bankers Association Foundation today is pleased to announce the national experts who will serve as judges for the banking industry’s 2020 Community Commitment Awards. The CCA program recognizes banks of all sizes and charters across the country for their corporate social responsibility efforts in a range of categories. The 2020 award winners will be recognized at ABA’s Annual Convention in October.

The ABA Foundation’s Community Commitment Awards are presented in eight categories ranging from affordable housing to support for military families. The volunteer judges all have valuable expertise in their designated categories. They will choose a winner in each category based on the creativity and thoughtfulness of the bank nomination, and whether the nomination demonstrates success in measurable terms.

“I want to thank this esteemed panel of judges for taking the time to recognize America’s banks for the work they do to better their communities,” said Corey Carlisle, ABA Foundation executive director. “This year, we have a long list of applicants that have gone above and beyond to help customers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and the judges will have their work cut out for them in selecting winners.”

Volunteer judges for each category include:

  • Affordable Housing: Marietta Rodriguez, president and CEO, NeighborWorks;
  • Community & Economic Development: Frank Woodruff, executive director, National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations;
  • Economic Inclusion: Ida Rademacher, vice president, Aspen Institute;
  • Financial Education for Children and Teens: Billy J. Hensley, president and CEO, National Endowment for Financial Education;
  • Protecting Older Americans: Lori Delagrammatikas, executive director, National Adult Protective Services Association;
  • Supporting Military Families: Shannon Razsadin, executive director, Military Family Advisory Network
  • Volunteerism: Steve Culbertson, president, Youth Service America; and
  • George Bailey Distinguished Service Award: Rob Nichols, CEO, American Bankers Association.

The judge for the Community and Economic Development category is still being finalized. To view bank corporate social responsibility programs submitted through the Community Commitment Awards, visit the Foundation’s Banks in Their Communities map. The map will be updated later this year with all 2020 award entries.


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