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Chase Sponsors Economy Super Session at National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Showing Leadership and Responsibility in Tough Times

Chase Sponsors Economy Super Session at National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Published 06-01-12

Submitted by Points of Light

Throughout the economic downturn and continuing recovery, individuals and organizations have looked to the volunteer sector to address community needs. While nonprofits have stepped in to help, the challenge of how civic engagement can build a stronger economy, more highly skilled and versatile workers, and create economic benefits for communities remains.

Chase, the official economy track sponsor of the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, is hosting “Civics Service, Helping to Drive Economy Through Action.” This super session will bring together thought leaders, corporations and individuals that are making an impact in their local economies and setting the stage for significant change in society through service that provides a tangible economic benefit.

“Leading and supporting effective collaborations between nonprofits, governments, foundations and companies, and encouraging social innovation, is critical in creating new ways to establish sustainable economic solutions and social well-being,” said Glenn Tilton, chairman of the Midwest for JPMorgan Chase. “Our participation, inspiring and supporting active community and civic engagement of our employees, is central to our role as a corporate citizen.”

Super session speakers will share their experiences, key learnings and best practices. Featured speakers include:

  • Jackie Lynn Coleman, executive director and vice president, Center for Economic Progress, National Community Tax Coalition
  • Carol Cone, global vice chairman of Edelman Business + Social Purpose, Edelman
  • Randall S. Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins professor of economics, University of Chicago, former governor of the Federal Reserve System
  • Stan Litow, vice president corporate citizenship and corporate affairs and president of the IBM Foundation
  • Jenné Myers, chief service officer, city of Chicago
  • Joe Sibilia, CEO, CSRwire
  • Glenn Tilton, chairman of the midwest, JPMorgan Chase

Panelists will discuss our most pressing economic issues and how we can use service to partner, leverage resources and engage communities across the country through innovative asset development programs, financial literacy, job empowerment, coaching and readiness.

As a company that continues to demonstrate leadership in social responsibility, financial literacy and economic stability in communities around the world, Chase lends an important voice to the nonprofit dialogue on economic opportunity and long-term organizational planning.  

For more information about the Conference, please visit

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About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Each year, thousands of JPMorgan Chase employees volunteer their time and expertise to help nonprofit organizations, charities and underserved communities.  JPMorgan Chase actively promotes volunteerism and service within the company through its Good Works program, which offers company-organized volunteer opportunities, grants and matching monetary gifts to charities of employees’ choosing.

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