Bank of America aims to build vibrant communities, where individuals thrive and succeed and have the opportunity to live and work with safe, decent housing, transportation to jobs, strong business corridors and thriving arts and culture districts. As part of this work, Bank of America supports initiatives—such as Save The Bay’s—that support local plans to prepare for/withstand the impacts of climate change, and community greening efforts that create healthy neighborhoods and environmental sustainability through the restoration of open spaces.
Beyond the financial support for Save The Bay’s initiatives, Bank of America has shown real engagement with our organization on a personal level—and that is truly unique.
Bank of America executives and employees from all around the Bay Area have taken the time to get to know us, learn about our programs and activities, and work with us on an ongoing basis. They have made special trips to our restoration sites, such as our Palo Alto Baylands, to tour our native plant nursery and hear about the education sessions we host there. Their dedication to our mission has also meant Bank of America employees generously giving their time to restore our site at the MLK Shoreline in Oakland to plant, weed, and collect trash while gaining a valued team-building experience by the Bay.
Most recently, Save The Bay welcomed a talented Bank of America employee as our newest Board member in 2020! Armello Rodriguez is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in Global Commercial Banking, and we are excited to benefit from his wisdom. “At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection,” says Armello Rodriguez, “We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. A critical part of this work is forming strong partnerships with organizations like Save The Bay where our support helps to implement vital projects to build climate-resilient Bay Area communities.”