Michelle Eckmann, super volunteer

Nov 19, 2014

Michelle Eckmann has been with Bank of America for 13 years. She interacts with customers and clients from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., helping to deliver on the bank’s commitment to making financial lives better. But, it’s in the hours away from the bank that Eckmann’s real work begins. She volunteered 1,100 hours in 2013, the equivalent of 46 days, for an average of more than 21 hours a week. For those efforts, she was named Bank of America’s Nevada Volunteer of the Year.

Eckmann’s love for volunteerism was sparked in the early 2000s, when she lived and worked in the Bay Area. That experience led her to the presidency of the Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV), a title she accepted in 2013. The nonprofit trains its membership of around 500 women to effectively volunteer with organizations in the community. Through JLLV, Eckmann shares her passion for helping others and the lessons she’s learned from over a decade of giving back.

“The more time you spend out in the community, the more you will appreciate that not everyone starts out on the same level playing field. I hope that the work I do helps create an environment for people to succeed and narrows that gap,” says Eckmann.

And, JLLV is far from the only organization Michelle helps. She has also volunteered with an impressive list of charitable groups, including Three Square Food Bank, Catholic Charities, The Volunteer Center, Shade Tree and Earn It Keep It Save It Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. These efforts earned her the Team Bank of America Silver State Network Volunteer of the Year award in 2008 and the bank’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Volunteer Service Award in 2011.

As one of the 57 employees in the Bank of America network who volunteered more than 1,000 hours in 2013, Eckmann is a sterling example of the bank’s commitment to improving the lives of people in the communities where we live and work.


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Volunteering and giving back is such an important part of my life – it really connects you to the community that you live and work in.

Michelle Eckmann
Bank of America