Advocate for community involvement and investment honored for exhibiting an outstanding commitment to fair housing principles
Submitted by KeyBank
Dayton REALTORS® has honored Kenya K. Taylor, Corporate Responsibility Officer for KeyBank in Central and Southwest Ohio, with its 2023 Marie Kindrick Fair Housing Award for Community Professional. In her role, Taylor ensures that KeyBank remains true to its purpose of helping the communities it serves thrive. This involves doing business fairly and responsibly, making meaningful investments in the places where we live and work and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, including fair housing principles.
Marie Kindrick, for whom the award is named, was a remarkable woman who, for nearly sixty years, was committed to working for the rights of those who are under-represented. Each year Dayton REALTORS®, in partnership with the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, pays tribute to Kindrick and honors her vision to work for fairness and equality for everyone by awarding a Community Professional, a Community Volunteer, and a REALTOR® who have “exhibited an outstanding commitment to fair housing principles.”
Taylor is an advocate for community involvement and investment. For more than eight years, she has served as a board member of the Greater Dayton Realtors Association (GDRA). A division of the National Association of Real Estate, the GDRA focuses on democracy in housing, serving the underserved and increasing black homeownership. Taylor regularly partners with local housing agencies including the HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton, Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, Miami Valley Fair Housing and others to increase financial literacy and homeownership. She also participates in homebuying seminars, financial literacy classes, and volunteers with many agencies in Dayton at community events.
Since 2017, KeyBank has followed through on community commitments it made with investments totaling more than $187 million in Dayton. This includes more than $38 million in home lending to low-to-moderate income individuals and communities.
KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $176.2 billion at March 31, 2021. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,100 branches and more than 1,400 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
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