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Fifth Third Bancorp’s Leigh Prop and Pam Rincones at the award ceremony for the Gallup Great Workplace award.
A team from our Southern Indiana affiliate volunteered on Fifth Third Day at the Tri-State Food Bank.
About 20,000 unique and talented individuals make up the Fifth Third family. They are the faces that our customers see in our 1,320 branches, hear on the phone and see out in the community. They represent Fifth Third in who they are, how they work and how they treat other people.

The Company serves employees by cultivating an inclusive work environment, by engaging their energies and talents in our shared Vision and by supporting the causes they care about. In turn, our employees help us serve the community through their financial donations to United Way and arts organizations, and through their extraordinary volunteerism.

Fifth Third strives to deliver the same Value Proposition to employees that we do to customers; that is, we want to be better listeners who demonstrate better ideas, better solutions and better commitment. In living our Value Proposition internally, we believe we are building better teams—and creating a better place to work…a place where everyone can contribute and fulfill roles of value.

Supporting United Way

United Way


Fifth Third Bank’s total giving to United Way. Our employees' generosity provided more than $6.4 million of this figure.


Banding Together to Fight Hunger

Fifth Third Bank employees across our 12 states of operation celebrated Fifth Third Day by providing more than 550,000 meals to fight hunger.
Fifth Third Day is annually celebrated on May 3, 5/3 on the calendar. For more than 20 years, we have used our special holiday to recognize the contributions of our employees, thank our customers and support our communities. Last year was the second year that all of our Company’s affiliates banded together in the effort. More than 340,000 meals were provided in 2012.

Each of our affiliates identified needs in their local communities and designed their holiday celebrations. For example, employees in St. Louis volunteered to serve meals at the St. Louis Veterans Home.

Fifth Third Bank (Central Ohio) sold paper apples to benefit Children’s Hunger Alliance.
In conjunction with the Kane County Cougars, employees in Chicago launched a “Strike Out Hunger” campaign that encouraged fans to bring non-perishable food items to the ballpark. Many affiliates, including Fifth Third Bank (Georgia) and Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati) sold “Shields of Recognition” to recognize employee accomplishments as well as make a donation to local food pantries. Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) worked with The Salvation Army to collect non-perishable food items at all local banking centers.
In Orlando, the Fifth Third Bank Summer of Dreams program helped fight against hunger within its overarching mission to help
homeless children. Summer of Dreams is a collaborative program that helps children through a 10-week summer camp for kids that provides two meals per day during the summer and a weekend food pack, and school supplies and backpacks for the school year. The Bank’s Orlando affiliate helped nearly 1,500 homeless children in Central Florida in 2013, including providing 190,710 meals.

In 2013, for the second time, Fifth Third Bank was named a Gallup Great Workplace Award winner. Fifth Third was one of 32 companies across a diverse group of industries to make the grade. Gallup’s Great Workplace Award is a significant measure of employee engagement—the degree to which employees feel connected, valued and supported in their workplace. This honor signifies that our Company is one of the most engaged, inclusive and productive companies in the world.

Fifth Third Bank also accepted the 2013 Disability Matters award, presented by Springboard Consulting LLC. We were recognized in the workforce category, and were honored for initiatives that touch on recruiting and training for people with disabilities, such as Project SEARCH, Fifth Third’s transition-to-work program for young adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Fifth Third Bancorp also again received the Employer of the Year Award from the Division on Career Development and Transition, an organization that promotes career development and transition services for persons with disabilities worldwide. The Bank’s focus on hiring individuals that help meet business needs—regardless of disability—fosters a culture of engagement and inclusion, where every individual can contribute.

Fifth Third Bank Affiliate Employer of Choice Awards

Cincinnati Top Workplace Award,
Cincinnati Enquirer
Northeastern Ohio
Top Workplace, Plain Dealer

Pinnacle Award Winner
United Way of Summit Country

Western Pennsylvania Top Workplace
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Tampa Bay 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Award Finalist, Tampa Bay Business Journal 12/12/2013
Central Ohio
Pillar Award,
Smart Business Magazine

Best Places to Work

Columbus Business First

Tennessee Top Workplace, The Tennessean

Top Workplace—Managers Award
, The Tennessean

Workforce Innovation Award
, Council on Workforce Innovation


Southern Indiana Business of Integrity Torch Award Tri-State Better Business Bureau

Best Financial Institutions
Evansville Courier & Press

Celebration of Leadership Project Award
, Leadership Evansville


Kentucky Best Workplace Giving Campaign Award, LexArts

Community Partner in Philanthropy Award
, Business First

St. Louis Top Workplace Award, St. Louis Post Dispatch 6/2013
Central Florida
Top 100 Companies for Working Families, Orlando Sentinel

Community Service Award, Orlando Sentinel

Eastern Michigan 101 Best & Brightest, Michigan Business & Professional Association

Top Workplace, Detroit Free Press


In 2013, inclusion councils and business resource groups were implemented in all the affiliates across the enterprise. More than 17 inclusion councils are in place with more than 60 business resource groups. In Cincinnati, we hosted the fifth annual Leadership Symposium: Diverse by Design as part of our commitment to fostering an engaging and inclusive workplace and the communities we serve. As the workforce, workplace and marketplace become increasingly diverse, businesses must reflect customers’ and employees’ individual needs in products, services and culture. More than 450 attendees from 100 organizations gained insights from inclusion expert advisor Mary-Frances Winters, president & CEO of The Winters Group. The keynote was delivered by ABC News Correspondent John Quiñones, host of Primetime’s What Would You Do? John shared his experience growing up in a Spanish-speaking household of poor migrant workers in America. In addition, action teams, formed after the 2012 Leadership Symposium, reported on plans to make the Cincinnati region more inclusive in five areas: talent, immigration, minority business enterprises, multicultural leadership and employee resource groups.

Since June 2012, employees have been highlighted monthly in a Company newsletter with a feature called People Behind the Pin. Noting the recognizable lapel pin that our employees wear, the feature illustrates the unique backgrounds, interests and perspectives of our employees, and is a meaningful way to showcase the many ways our employees bring their whole selves to work to reach their full potential.

For 20 years, individuals, families and workplaces have joined to expand opportunities and transform the lives of millions of children around the world on National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day. We marked the event on Friday, June 14. The program is more than a career day; it shows children the value of education and helps them envision the possibilities of their future career and family life.