How Kevin Kabat and Fifth Third Bank support Greater Cincinnati Featured

4:24pm EDT January 3, 2013
How Kevin Kabat and Fifth Third Bank support Greater Cincinnati

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Kevin Kabat

president and CEO

Fifth Third Bank

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Fifth Third Bank encourages and empowers its leaders, managers and employees to determine and engage in opportunities to volunteer their time and talent, both during and outside of working hours

The bank, led by CEO Kevin Kabat, has made a particular effort to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, an organization that provides a supportive “home away from home” for families and their children who are receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or other area hospitals, regardless of their ability to pay.

Fifth Third and the foundations for which its associates serve as trustees have contributed ongoing capital contributions and project support in excess of $50,000 since 2009.

In addition to financial support, Fifth Third employees volunteer their time in various capacities, such as preparing home-cooked meals and snacks in the charity’s kitchen.

Since 2005, groups from the bank have provided more than 200 meals to Ronald McDonald House guest families. Financial support for these meals may total well over $60,000, and such funding is either bank-funded or employee-volunteer-funded, depending on the department or group coordinating the meal.

Fifth Third groups also turn out for the Corporate Days program to devote a day to the charity’s daily housecleaning and maintenance chores. And volunteering doesn’t just take place at the ground level — Fifth Third Bank employees serve on Ronald McDonald’s grants and development committees, as well.