JPMorgan Chase receives 2018 Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Corporation

November 7th, 2018
Cover of JPMC's publication announcing its philanthropic investment in Detroit.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter is honoring JPMorgan Chase this year with the Outstanding Corporation Award in recognition of the company’s extraordinary philanthropic investment in the city and its nonprofit organizations.

The award will be presented at the 27th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner on November 8 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn. Each year the fundraising and nonprofit community gather to celebrate National Philanthropy Day and to honor metro Detroit’s philanthropists and volunteers.

In 2014, JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) announced its $100 million, five-year investment Detroit’s recovery. JPMC exceeded that investment in three years and now expects to invest $150 million in the city by 2019. This investment strategically focuses on revitalizing Detroit through community development, blight elimination, job training, small businesses development, and long-term economic growth. To realize these initiatives, JPMC is partnering with and supporting numerous nonprofit organizations in the city. This support is not only financial. It includes the JPMC Detroit Service Corps, which provides teams of JPMC volunteers to collaborate with community-based organizations and lend their expertise to address challenges and build capacity.

“JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic commitment to Detroit has been transformational for the city and truly defines what it means to be a good corporate citizen,” said Steve Ragan, Senior Vice President for Development & External Relations at Southwest Solutions, which nominated JPMC for the award.

Here is the complete list of the 2018 awardees to be honored at the event:

Max M. Fisher Award for Outstanding Philanthropist
Ron and Eileen Weiser, nominated by University of Michigan-Dearborn

Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Karen Colina Wilson Smithbauer, nominated by the Autism Alliance of Michigan

Outstanding Corporation Award
JPMorgan Chase, nominated by Southwest Solutions

Outstanding Foundation Award
William Davidson Foundation, nominated by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Dr. John S. Lore Award for Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Tracy Utech, nominated by Wayne State University

Sparky Anderson Award for Youth in Philanthropy
Detroit Feedback Loop, nominated by Wayne State University

Neal Shine Award for Media Commitment
Rich Homberg, nominated by Detroit Public Television

George W. Romney Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism
Allan Gilmour, nominated by Wayne State University

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