Bank of America has recognized our founder and CEO, Jim Ziolkowski, as a local hero! At their annual Neighborhood Excellence Awards Ceremony, Bank of America will recognize five individuals “Local Heroes” and each will direct a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation to the non-profit of their choice. Five student leaders — two of which are buildOn program participants — who have worked for a local non-profit in the Fairfield County Community and attended a week long leadership summit in Washington D.C. will also be recognized. We’re thrilled that Ziolkowski is being honored in this manner by Bank of America; his efforts to inspire urban youth in the US and villagers in remote communities world-wide have culminated in 427 international schools and over 850,000 hours of innercity service! Read more about Jim here.
In Bank of America’s words, they are “committed to the communities in which we live and work, and believe that we are able to succeed and prosper when our communities do. As such, we understand the important role we play in community development – not only working as an employer, lender, and investor, but also as a philanthropist, a sponsor, and a community partner. The Neighborhood Excellence Initiative was designed to recognize and reward individuals and groups that are making a difference in their communities.”