Alex Project Manager PNC Grow Up Great® – Community Affairs Pittsburgh Joined PNC: 2014
"I am proud to work for PNC because it is a company made up of hard-working and ethical employees whose No. 1 priority is our customers. As both an employee and customer myself, I can see the great work that PNC does for its customers, employees and communities."
PNC strives to inspire learning and STEAM programs within our community. Pittsburgh high school students joined PNC’s Young Innovators: Code for Your Cause. These talented students were tasked with designing & developing innovative solutions in response to challenge statements with the help of PNC mentors. Chief technology officer, Dana Edwards, sponsored local high school students to give them a platform to create solutions for issues they're passionate about.
On the 15th anniversary of PNC Grow Up Great, we reflect on how far we’ve come together.
By Sally McCrady
Spring is a time when all of our planting and watering finally pays off, yielding beautiful blooming flowers. This simple philosophy is the same one we apply to PNC’s long-standing corporate philanthropy focus of early childhood education.
PNC has joined the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act, federal legislation that would provide the same basic protections to members of the LGBTQ+ community as are provided to other protected groups under federal law.
The Business Coalition for the Equality Act includes companies with operations in all 50 states, headquarters spanning 24 states and a combined $3.2 trillion in revenue. The 147 companies that make up the coalition employ over 7.5 million people in the U.S.
PNC is honored to be recognized for its commitment to disability inclusion in Careers and the disABLED Magazine’s 2019 Annual Top 50 Employers List. Readers of Careers & the disABLED Magazine were asked to name the employers for whom they would most like to work or that they believe would provide a progressive environment for people with disabilities.
PartnerUp program aims to invest in talent, fill entry level positions and lessen the skills gap in the Pittsburgh region.
The statistics sound bleak: 70 percent of employers cite a skills gap between what they need and what’s available in the talent pool and 22 percent of workers in the Pittsburgh region will be retiring within 10 years with no comparably-sized group to replace them.
It’s rare for a company to have an accessibility officer in its ranks. As organizations deepen their commitment to diversity and inclusion, a best practice is emerging: companies like PNC are adding roles specifically focused on disability and accessibility.
Fall match offer doubles impact of donations to eligible Pre-K and Head Start projects.
After her pre-K students were dismissed for the day, Saphronie Harrell and her fellow pre-K teachers at Barnaby Manor Elementary School in Oxon Hill, MD, were asked to gather for a meeting with the school’s principal. But, when a PNC team arrived in the classroom bringing balloons, flowers, gifts, a photographer and a video crew, shock turned to tears when Ms. Harrell found out she was a PNC Grow Up Great® / DonorsChoose.org “Teacher Hero.”