Bill Lissau | President, Bank of America Tulsa
Hear from Bill Lissau, President of Bank of America Tulsa, about our role in keeping Tulsa moving forward.
Tulsa is an extraordinary philanthropic city, and being part of so many efforts to reach all of our diverse communities is truly rewarding. It’s gratifying to have tremendous teammates and community partners working together to make a positive impact on so many people’s lives.
We are committed to helping our communities thrive - dedicating our resources to address the issues that matter most in each community where we live and work.
We’re committed to supporting our employees’ health and safety and to addressing our local communities’ most critical needs. That’s why we donated $100 to local hunger-relief organizations for each Bank of America employee in the U.S. who let us know they’ve received a booster shot.
Through this effort, our team in Tulsa recently presented Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma with a check for $25,000Footnote*. We’re proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.
Connecting local employers in need of a skilled workforce and low-income residents in search of a career, Tulsa Community WorkAdvance (TCW) operates a “dual-customer” model. TCW provides job seekers with free technical training and career counseling, and Tulsa businesses benefit from a larger pool of qualified job applicants.
More than a century ago, the Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood of Greenwood was a thriving neighborhood of Black-owned businesses, hotels, stores and a hospital. But that community suffered a terrible blow in 1921, when it became the site of the worst single event of racial terrorism in America’s history, where somewhere between 100 and 300 African American residents were killed, 35 blocks of real estate were looted and set ablaze, and thousands of families were displaced. Now, Tulsa is transforming the site of a tragedy into a vibrant community hub.