Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Corporate giving offers relief and resilience in ongoing pandemic

corporate giving during the pandemic

Featured this week: Reymundo “Rey” Ocañas, PNC; Ralph Izzo, PSEG; Altria; Analog Devices; CBRE; Booz Allen Hamilton; JP Morgan Chase; Qurate Retail Group; SMBC; Suffolk Construction; Take-Two Interactive; Travelers; Western Digital; WE Communications; Desert Financial Credit Union; EQT; JetBlue; Ally Financial; CBRE; MFS Investment Management

The member community convened by Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is one of a kind. The 500+ companies we serve each year around the globe are leaders in environmental, social, and governance action, and the thousands of individuals who make up this network are some of the best in the field!

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Reymundo “Rey” Ocañas, who currently serves as the Southwest Territory executive for PNC’s Community Development Banking, will assume leadership of the Community Development Banking function for PNC in January 2022. Before joining PNC, Ocañas served as director of communications and responsible business at BBVA USA. Congratulations, Rey!

Ralph Izzo, chairman and CEO of PSEG, was featured in ROI-NJ for his comments made at COP26 events in support of taking action against climate change. “If the U.S. aggressively pursues carbon reduction, we will see U.S. companies develop technologies that can be exported to other countries when they eventually get more ambitious about reducing carbon,” he said. “We can develop batteries, EV charging equipment, advanced nuclear, higher conversion efficiency solar, more efficient appliances... It’s an opportunity to lead.”

Member Job Postings

Richmond, VA
Senior Environmental Specialist

Richmond, VA
Manager, Underage Prevention and Cessation Support 

Analog Devices 
Wilmington, MA
CSR Specialist

Multiple Locations
Corporate Communications Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Blue Shield of California
Oakland, CA
Senior Corporate Citizenship Specialist

Booz Allen Hamilton
Washington, DC
Employee Community Engagement Manager

JPMorgan Chase 
Multiple Locations
Corporate Responsibility, Grants Management VP

JPMorgan Chase 
Multiple Locations
Corporate Responsibility Grants Associate

Qurate Retail Group 
West Chester, PA
Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility

Qurate Retail Group 
West Chester, PA
Senior Community Affairs Partner

New York, NY
ESG Reporting & Disclosure Manager, Vice President

Suffolk Construction 
Boston, MA
Program Coordinator, Giving Circle

Take-Two Interactive 
New York, NY
Global Director, ESG

Hartford, CT
Operations Manager, Community Relations 

Western Digital
San Jose, CA
Corporate Sustainability Analyst

WE Communications
Multiple Locations
Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Member Companies in the News

Desert Financial Credit Union announced new grants focused on helping children and young adults facing education related setbacks from the pandemic. An Arizona based credit union, Desert Financial awarded $137,500 to local nonprofits. The donation is a part of Desert Financial’s annual community

development grant program, which has provided more than $1 million in the past decade to local nonprofits. Organizations receiving grants include Southwest Human Development, which provides early education for at-risk children, and Native American Connection, which administers after-school programs for Native American youth.

EQT Corporation is aiding local first responders through new donations. The company dedicated $220,000 to 22 volunteer fire departments that serve areas in which EQT operates. The donations are part of EQT's ongoing efforts to give back to the communities it lives and operates in. The fire departments will choose how they spend EQT's donations. Plunckett's Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department has already put money towards refurbishing a 2001 fire engine. EQT is committed to

ensuring first responders have the resources they need to aid in times of crisis and sustain strong communities.

JetBlue released its 2020 Social Impact Report and 2019-2020 Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report. The Social Impact Report highlights how the airline supported its communities and crewmembers through the most challenging time in the aviation industry’s history, and took meaningful actions to accelerate its journey to become more representative and inclusive in every aspect of its business. The ESG Report outlines JetBlue’s work toward sustainable operations and travel solutions, and its sharpened focus on identifying, tracking, and responding to risks and opportunities shaping the future of its business. Read more.

Members on the Move

Members from Ally Financial, CBRE, MFS Investment Management, and more registered this week to attend the International Corporate Citizenship Conference 2022. Learn more about joining them to learn and network with hundreds of professionals in the CSR field: Register today.