Atlanta-Area Bank of America Employee Receives Daily Point of Light Award
Local Woman Honored by Points of Light for Volunteerism in Metro Atlanta
ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 – Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, has honored Donna Mahon with the Daily Point of Light Award. This award, founded by former President George H. W. Bush, celebrates individuals for their community service and power to spark change and improve the world.
A Lawrenceville, Ga. resident, Mahon is a Bank of America senior business support specialist. For the last 25 years, she has volunteered her time conducting free financial workshops through a variety of community organizations to help others overcome economic obstacles, including the Financial Opportunity Corps program. Financial Opportunity Corps is a partnership between Points of Light, Bank of America and the Corporation for National and Community Service, and is managed locally by Catholic Charities Atlanta. Through her work with the program, Mahon recruits and trains volunteers as financial coaches who then help people from low-and moderate-income households achieve financial stability.
“Today we celebrate Donna for her dedication and time commitment to serving the Atlanta community,” said Geri Thomas, Georgia state president and Atlanta market president for Bank of America. “Volunteerism and service are at the core of our business, and we are especially proud of the impact Donna is making to empower and educate others through financial literacy training.”
Mahon has helped the Financial Opportunity Corps program evolve to meet broader needs. She has worked with the bilingual coordinator at Catholic Charities Atlanta to help translate workshops for clients who are Spanish speakers. She has also tailored workshops on building credit to meet the needs of women in the Microenterprise Program of the Refugee Women’s Network.
Donna joins an esteemed list of Daily Point of Light Award recipients. There are more than 5,000 winners to date.
“Daily Point of Light Award winners like Donna Mahon inspire all of us to take what we love to do and use that skill to help others,” said Tracy Hoover, President of Points of Light. “Donna tapped into her personal power to make a difference, and in turn is empowering others to become financially stable.”
About Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community.
About Points of Light
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of volunteers where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.