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Celebrating Diversity

PNC Commits More Than $1 Billion To Help End Systemic Racism and Support Economic Empowerment of Black Americans and Low- And Moderate-Income Communities.

PNC is committed to using our resources to help end systemic racism and boost the quality of life in Black and low- and moderate-income communities through financial education, consumer programs, and community development lending and investing. PNC’s efforts to support the economic empowerment of these communities have earned the company an ‘Outstanding’ rating under the Community Reinvestment Act since those examinations began more than 40 years ago. The majority of this commitment will come to life through our work in community development banking. It also includes a philanthropic component and an extension of our employee volunteerism program.

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richard-bynum-chief-corporate-responsibility-officerWe are working to enhance the framework for PNC’s community support to include a greater emphasis on the importance of the educational continuum, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and social justice issues. While we may be approaching our work with a more deliberate focus on the Black community, diversity, equity and inclusion is not new to PNC. It has long been at the heart of how we run our business and has guided our efforts around economic empowerment.
—Richard Bynum, Chief Corporate
Responsibility Officer

PNC maintains an unwavering commitment to the full inclusivity of all people and groups in our workplace and in our communities. Ours has long been a culture of inclusion and we strive to foster an environment in which all employees and customers feel welcome, valued and respected. Diversity & Inclusion is a core value at PNC and a business imperative. It makes us a better company, a better employer, a better neighbor, and a better investment.
—Marsha Jones, Chief Diversity Officer

Learn The History You May Not Have Been Taught

 

PNC is proud to partner with the DuSable Museum of African American History to curate stories of our past and build a better future. For 10+ years, PNC and the DuSable Museum have collaborated on numerous efforts, including Black History Month, Financial Education and PNC Grow Up Great®, the organization’s early childhood education initiative.

 

Azie Taylor Morton was denied entrance into graduate school in the 1950s. Even though she faced barriers, she pursued a career in public service. In 1977, Azie Taylor Morton was appointed the first Black Treasurer of the United States.

 

Redlining was a discriminatory practice which historically denied services to residents in certain areas based on race or ethnicity.

 

Madam C.J. Walker was a businesswoman and the first self-made female millionaire. She revolutionized hair care for Black women, and in 1910 she founded the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis, IN.

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About the Dusable Museum

The DuSable Museum was founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Burroughs and other leading Chicago citizens to preserve and interpret experiences and achievements of people of African descent. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and African Americans. The DuSable Museum is proud of its diverse holdings that number more than 15,000 pieces and include paintings, sculpture, print works and historical memorabilia. Special exhibitions, workshops and lectures are featured to highlight works by particular artists, historical events or collections on loan from individuals or institutions. The Museum’s namesake is Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, who in 1779, established the trading post and permanent settlement which would become known as Chicago.

Visit the DuSable Museum website »

 

Community Development Banking Spotlight

PNC’s Community Development Banking group works to boost the quality of life in low- and moderate-income communities across PNC’s footprint through financial education, consumer programs, and community development lending and investing. The team works with consumer groups, community organizations, neighborhood developers and local community development corporations to serve as the entry point to the rest of PNC. Community Development Banking distinguishes PNC from other banks because its objective is to meet the needs of our low- and moderate-income communities through a blend of products, services and philanthropy. PNC Bank’s significant accomplishments in this space have earned the company an “Outstanding” rating under the Community Reinvestment Act since those examinations began more than 40 years ago, reflecting the PNC’s commitment to communities and responsible banking.

Learn more about Community Development Banking »

Join us as we recognize Black History Month 2021 with this special Webcast:

Black Owned Businesses — Covid-19 Impacts and Economic Outlook
Mark Your Calendar for February 18, 2021, 12pm ET

This upcoming PNC business webcast brings together a panel of experienced speakers from
within PNC as well as a business owner and her banker.

To take advantage of this webcast, you will need internet access.

Insights

Communities

PNC Partners Preserve Black History Across Our Communities

Institutions throughout our markets play a vital role in making untold stories of Black history accessible to the communities they serve.

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Running Your Business

Women Who Achieve: Glenesa Swann and Frenchette Rosemond

The co-owners of Tooney Town Early Learning Center are committed to supporting children, families and the communities they serve.

3 min read

Growing Your Business

Kimberly Moore’s Perspectives on Reshaping the Engineering Industry

President and founder of KDM Engineering featured in our Women Who Achieve series highlighting Women Entrepreneurs and Executives.

3 min read

Awards & Recognition

U.S. Best Bank

— Euromoney Awards for Excellence (2020)

Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act Rating

100% Score on Disability Equality Index® (DEI®)

— Best Places to Work™ (2020)

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality

— Human Rights Campaign (2020)

Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies

— U.S. Veterans Magazine (2020)

100 Best Companies

—Working Mother (2020)

Important Legal Disclosures and Information

Read a summary of privacy rights for California residents which outlines the types of information we collect, and how and why we use that information.

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