ROGERS, Arkansas, OCTOBER 27, 2022 – Bank of America’s “Neighborhood Champions” philanthropic program has made a donation of $50,000 to Samaritan Community Center (SCC) for funding leadership development and supporting nonprofit leaders who play a significant role in advancing economic mobility. Samaritan Community Center is leading the way in providing free food and client advocacy to those struggling in Northwest Arkansas.
“Samaritan is pleased to accept this grant to help fund the operation of strengthening our leadership to better serve our local neighborhoods,” said Debbie Rambo, SCC Executive Director.
“Nonprofits are the backbone of our local community as they are on the ground working closely with individuals, families and community members to understand the obstacles many are experiencing and developing programs and services that will help alleviate or eliminate these barriers, helping them chart a path toward economic opportunity,” said Heather Albright, president, Bank of America Arkansas. “It’s important that we direct not only capital, but the necessary resources and training to help position these nonprofits and their leadership team for long-term success as they grow strategically and make a positive impact.”
The Neighborhood Champions program is an extension of the bank’s signature philanthropic initiative, Neighborhood Builders®, the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country. Through 2021, Bank of America has invested $6.3 million in 126 organizations within 42 communities through the Neighborhood Champions program.