Holiday gift giving goes virtual

December 2020 │ Virtual

The generosity of our colleagues throughout the US make the holiday season brighter for underserved communities.

This year, the needs of our communities have hit record highs. As holiday programming shifted online, Deutsche Bank employees put in hard work to make sure children and families received warmth and cheer during this challenging holiday season.

CSR Americas participated in Secret Snowflake, NYC’s holiday wish-granting program, for the first year. Through this initiative, employees received a digital wish letter from youth in city shelters and students experiencing homelessness. Across 14 divisions of the bank, employees fulfilled 1,000 letters.

Sheila Saffold of Jacksonville led an ambitious wish-granting effort that nearly doubled the response from its previous year. Over 62 cases were adopted by the DB campus in Jacksonville, resulting in over 120 gifts benefitting youth and families in need served by UF Health Jacksonville.

In Cary, Sheila Carter generously coordinated wish lists for children in foster care through the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina’s annual “Hope for the Holidays” drive.

A special thank you to all Deutsche Bank team leaders:

                             New York
Aleksandra Baszynska  Lisa Maldonado
Alexandria Chong 
Kimberly Kelly
Allison Lesser Lydia Bertolini    
 Cindy Mao  Maura Liconte
 Colleen Lynch  Michelle Berman
 Edyta Pisarczyk  Michelle Roberts
 Elizabeth Bussi Morganne Danna
 Emily Cheung Rebecca Velanis
 Erika Engelson Sarah Levitt
 Esperanza Vargas Shehrbano Kazmi
 Felix Wu  Stacy Kouvel
 Gerelis Feliz  Theresa Gardine
 Heidy Kashef Timmy Salit  
 Joe Urso Kelly DePietro
 Vivens Valcourt  

                                  Jacksonville
Sheila Saffold           

                                        Cary

Sheila Carter           


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