Flagstaff, Arizona – May 3, 2012 – JPMorgan Chase announced today a $25,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff. The donation is the first major corporate contribution to be received by the newly formed Boys and Girls Club.
“JPMorgan Chase is excited to be a lead partner in the Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff, helping provide expanded after school programs for our youth in Flagstaff,” said Randon Cupp, who leads Business Banking for Chase in Northern Arizona. “I hope other businesses in Flagstaff will join us in supporting this worthwhile cause that helps ensure our young people have a safe place to learn and grow.“
The club will be located at the existing Cogdill Recreational facility in the Brannen Homes community near Mark Grace Field. The 8750 square foot facility will undergo minor renovations and include an art room, computer lab, tutoring room, gym, and outdoor playground. The club has a planned open date of July 2012.
“We invest in programs that give economically disadvantaged kids better access to educational opportunities,” said Cree Zischke, Regional Executive Vice President of JPMorgan Chase. “ The Boys and Girls Club is one of the premier youth development organizations in the nation, and JPMorgan Chase is pleased that the kids in Flagstaff will soon benefit from the services they provide.“
The recently formed board of directors includes co-chairs Chris Bavasi and Don Lindner, and directors Elizabeth Anderson, Rich Bowen, Valerie Caro, Rex Gilliland, Tim Hansen, Steve Haws, Branden Kavanagh, Mike Loven, Mark McCullough, Jeff Pugliano, Jim Pugliano, Ebby Sabbagh, Sherri Slayton, and Dorothy Staskey.
About JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Chase, part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) has 305 branches and more than 800 ATMs that serve 2.5 million Arizona customers. Three Flagstaff locations serve Northern Arizona consumers and businesses. For more, visit www.jpmorganchase.com
About the Boys and Girls Clubs
The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe place for kids to learn and grow – all while having fun. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls through life-enhancing experiences and character building. The clubs provide programs in five core areas: education and career programs, character and leadership programs, life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation.