Bank of America, a long-time sponsor of Midway programs, has underwritten the museum’s project to design and produce banners that hang from the light poles on Navy Pier. The colorful and beautifully designed banners set the stage for guests arriving to visit Midway. 

“For more than 100 years, Bank of America has supported veterans, active-duty service members and their families,” said Rick Bregman, president of Bank of America San Diego. “We do this through our commitments to hiring and lending to active military and veterans as well as supporting many educational programs and services.” 

“Our friends at Bank of America have always made it clear that they would support whatever programs would be of most value to Midway,” said Craig Fisher, Midway’s director of partnership marketing. “So, when it came time to create new banners for the Navy Pier light poles that would inspire and excite Midway visitors, they agreed to underwrite those costs. We’re really grateful for our relationship with Bank of America, a brand concerned about families, veterans, and community.”

In 2021, Bank of America announced that it had surpassed its five-year goal to hire 10,000 veterans, National Guard and reservists. The company prioritized military hiring as part of its broader commitment to responsible growth by addressing the unique challenges military personnel face in finding employment after service. 

In addition to this milestone, Bank of America started a $20 million Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program, donated more than 2,000 homes to veterans and just this year, is celebrating 100 years of supporting the military – a tradition that started in July 1920, when the company began providing financial services and products for service members and their families at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

Honoring its commitment to “connect people to what matters most through lending, investing and giving,” Bank of America has become an ardent supporter of Midway’s various programs and services, as well as the San Diego community and the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

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