Political Contributions & Engagement

Like any federally-chartered bank, PNC Bank is prohibited by law from making contributions to candidates and political parties in all federal and many state elections. Our policies reflect this prohibition. Even where permitted by law, PNC does not contribute corporate funds for election campaigns, nor do we make any political contributions to candidates, candidate campaign committees, political parties or committees, independent expenditure committees or Super PACs.

Consistent with campaign finance laws, PNC sponsors Political Action Committees (PACs), supported entirely by voluntary employee contributions, that contribute at the federal, state and local levels. Bipartisan contributions support candidates, parties or committees whose views align with PNC’s priorities. In 2017, federal candidate and federal PAC contributions through PNC’s PACs totaled $408,000. As required by law, contributions made by the PNC PACs are reported in filings with the Federal Election Commission, as well as the relevant state or local commissions, which are publicly available.

PNC belongs to national trade associations, state banking associations and local chambers of commerce that represent the interests of both the financial services industry and the broader business community. These organizations work to represent the industry and advocate on major public policy issues of importance to PNC and the communities we serve.

While PNC employees have the right to voluntarily participate in the political process, there are legal restrictions on personal political activities. These restrictions, which are the result of some of PNC’s businesses, may limit or prohibit personal political contributions, solicitation of political contributions or sponsorship of political events. To help comply with these legal restrictions, PNC provides all employees with information to determine whether they are required to pre-clear their personal or immediate family’s political activities with the Corporate Ethics Office. PNC does not provide reimbursement or compensation to anyone for personal political contributions under any circumstances.

 

Other Contributions

Ballot Referendum Committees:

  • County Action Committee: $5,000
  • Citizens for Our Children's Future: $10,000
  • Citizens for Connecting Our Communities: $50,000
  • Citizens for a Strong Future: $50,000
  • Neighborhoods for Dayton's Future: $5,000
  • Citizens for a Better Toledo: $2,500
  • Keep Our Community Moving: $2,500

Political Organizations:

  • Republican Governor's Association: $50,000

$408K

In Contributions

made by the PNC PACs in 2017


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Corporate Awards & Recognition

High-Performance Franchise

  • World's Most Admired Companies, FORTUNE magazine (2018)
  • 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron’s (2018)
  • J.D. Power 2017 National Bank Satisfaction StudySM (First-Place Ranking)
  • Forbes Global 2000, Forbes magazine (2017)

Employer of Choice

  • Top 50 Employers, CAREERS & the disABLED magazine (2018)
  • Great Workplace Award, Gallup (2017)
  • 50 Happiest Companies in America, CareerBliss (2017)

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Bloomberg Financial Gender Equality Index (2018)
  • Top Financial Companies, Professional Woman’s magazine (2018)
  • The Most Powerful Women in Banking, American Banker (2017)
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign (2017)
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (2017)
  • America’s 2017 “Best-of-the-Best” Corporations for Inclusion, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) (2017)
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother magazine (2017)
  • Top Diversity Employer 2017, Professional Woman’s magazine (2017)
  • Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work, Diversity MBA Magazine's 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership (2017)
  • Best of the Best for Top Disability-Friendly Companies, DIVERSEability magazine (2017)
  • Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses, US Business Leadership Network (2017)

Military & Veteran Support

  • 2017 Best Corporations for Veterans Business Enterprises, National Veteran Owned Business Association (2017)
  • Sponsor of the Year, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. (2017)
  • Employee Business Resource Group Exemplar Award, Vibrant Pittsburgh (2017)
  • Spotlight Impact Award, PRISM (2017)

Community

  • Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act Rating 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award, Financial Services Roundtable (2017)
  • Corporate Citizenship Award, Pittsburgh Business Times (2017)

Environmental

  • Leader in Climate Disclosure, Carbon Disclosure Project (2017)