Reaching 2,000 Banks of Promise!

By Johnson, Hjalma | ABA Banking Journal, June 2000 | Go to article overview

Reaching 2,000 Banks of Promise!


Johnson, Hjalma, ABA Banking Journal


As the ABA Banking Journal goes to press, the banking industry is within a dozen or so banks of reaching our goal to enlist 2,000 "Banks of Promise" in the America's Promise crusade. By the time you read this, I have every expectation that the ABA will have met its goal.

What makes this achievement all the more remarkable is that we reached this ambitious goal six months ahead of schedule.

This is an achievement for our entire banking community--the men and women who make up America's banking industry, the communities we serve and, of course, the kids who will benefit.

My personal thanks go to 1999 ABA president Scott Jones for his early leadership, to Don Ogilvie and all the ABA staff who helped organize and conduct the campaign and to the 46 state bankers associations that are the ABA's "Partners in Promise" in this effort. My greatest thanks and congratulations, however, go to the 2,000 banks across the country that had the vision and wisdom to become part of Gen. Colin Powell's youth movement. It is because of you that bankers across the country are delivering on their promise to "help point a kid in the right direction."

It is a distinct honor to be working with Colin Powell on this important task. The Washington Post's William Raspberry recently spent some time with Powell. He described the man this way: "Colin Powell says it so clearly--sees it so clearly--that you're likely to leave a conversation with him as a convert to his children's crusade. This former war hero and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff--this charismatic and inspiring leader who might have been anything from an enormously rich corporate CEO to president of the United States--has chosen to lead the rescue that some of us only talk about."

In his column, Raspberry draws a parallel between America's Promise and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. He says: "As was the case with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of the earlier movement, Powell is happy to be the charismatic catalyst--helping local organizations raise the money and enlist the recruits they need, inspiring the worriers among us to become activists, and spreading that life-changing umbrella."

In fact, America's Promise is a big umbrella, uniting organizations, businesses, and governments across the country. Athletes, mayors, governors, Congressmen, business leaders, teachers, celebrities, and college professors are joining up. …

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