"Our purpose as a bank is to help people realize their ambitions, and through this partnership we'll be able to help children, regardless of their economic status, reach their full potential," said Pat Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer, HSBC USA. "Today, as part of the 'Horizons Giving Day,' I invite the public to see firsthand what these programs achieve and join us to support existing Horizons programs in their hometowns."To learn when HSBC announces an expansion of Horizon programs to new cities, " like" HSBC on Facebook or follow on Twitter. "The real gaps in opportunity and achievement affect everyone. It's easy to think, 'this isn't my problem,' but limited opportunity and achievement for any one of us means a limited future for all of us," said Horizons National CEO Lorna Smith. "Becoming a successful adult isn't a short term proposition, and a one-time intervention won't fix the problem. Horizons works because both students and educators make a long term commitment." Horizons Giving Day ( www.horizonsgivingday.org) is a nationwide digital fundraising effort on May 17 with a single goal: to raise more than one million dollars to grow existing Horizons programs and bring Horizons to more communities and families nationwide. Gifts given to local Horizons sites stay local, and gifts given to Horizons National will help bring Horizons to even more communities. Notes to editors: HSBC Bank USA, National Association HSBC Bank USA, National Association (HSBC Bank USA, N.A.), with total assets of US $178.7 billion as of 31 December 2016 (US GAAP), serves 2.4 million customers through retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking, private banking, asset management, and global banking and markets segments. It operates more than 230 bank branches throughout the United States. There are over 145 in New York as well as branches in: California; Connecticut; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Maryland; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and Washington. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is the principal subsidiary of HSBC USA Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is a member of the FDIC.
Horizons NationalHorizons is a growing, community-centered network of over 50 affiliate sites across the country that provides high-quality academic enrichment programs to children in need, from Pre-K through high school. Coming to Horizons with a broad range of academic ability, low-income students discover the joy of learning, the skills for success, and the inspiration to achieve their dreams. With an intensive six-week summer program, and afterschool and weekend programs throughout the year, Horizons students explore a project-based curriculum and focus on reading and STEM, and participate in the arts, fitness, nutrition, and field trips. Horizons programs are located on the campuses of independent schools, colleges, and universities, and are taught by professional teachers with a 5:1 student to teacher ratio.