At RBC Wealth Management, we are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work through philanthropy, volunteerism and responsible stewardship. We are very proud that each of our branches in the Atlanta Complex actively support the causes they are passionate about. We invite you to explore the information below to learn more about our community involvement.
RBC Wealth Management employees and their families recently cleaned up a neighborhood park. Affectionately known as “The Duck Pond”, RBC Wealth Management employees cleared and prepared an area long designated for a wildflower garden.
Years of debris and undergrowth were removed to create a creek-side refuge for residents to enjoy a sampling of native wildflowers to be planted in the fall. Until then, the local birds will enjoy the newly uncovered feast of bugs and worms in freshly exposed soil.
The Richmond Branch volunteered at the Fairfield Middle School community garden. It was hard work, but rewarding to work beside 6th and 7th graders dedicated to their cause.
With some corporate grants and help from volunteers, Fairfield Middle School students plant, harvest, display and sell produce at a stand near the school every Wednesday in the summer. The vegetable stand provides fresh produce to a community that would have very little access otherwise. It also teaches the children lessons in hard work, math and customer service that they use for the rest of their lives.
The Charlotte branch gathers monthly in the kitchen of Friendship Trays, the local meals-on-wheels program, to help prepare food trays. Friendship Trays generally delivers more than 600 meals daily to elderly, handicapped, and convalescing people who are unable or greatly restricted in their ability to prepare or secure meals.
In addition, for our firm's annual Day of Service, RBC was able to provide Friendship Trays with a $1,000 grant.
Recently, the Wilmington, North Carolina branch helped sponsor the Carolina Cup stand-up paddleboard race and expo in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The Carolina Cup is one of the largest stand up paddleboard races in the world and the only paddleboard expo of its size on the east coast. This year’s event hosted over 5,000 participants and spectators, including paddlers from over 40 states and 15 countries.