I Serve as a Guided Resource

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EUGENE MANZANET, MBA

VICE PRESIDENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PNC BANK

 

WHAT'S MY MOTIVATION?


As a teenager, I fondly remember helping my grandfather convert old lots
in New York into urban gardens. It motivated me then and still motivates
me now. Since the 90s, I have worked to improve the lives of children through
organizations such as the United Community Center, Journey House or
Felix Mantilla Little League. It is humbling to see their happy faces and the positive impact an initiative can have - so that is what motivates me– smile
after smile.

PNC’s philanthropic focus allows me to enhance early education
opportunities for disadvantaged children in Milwaukee through PNC
Grow Up Great, a bilingual $350 million, multi-year initiative that prepares children from birth to age five for success in school and life. It is crucial that we provide resources to lift up our youth and help them become informed, engaged members of our communities and lead us as a talented workforce in the future. As a community banker, I thrive knowing I can connect people and create opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.

I’ve witnessed that gratification first-hand through PNC’s efforts with affordable housing and quality early education programs for those in need. I am also a Veteran and a Latino. My job complements who I am. As a banker, I can connect with our diverse
customer base through initiatives geared toward understanding their unique financial needs. As a community member, I serve as a guided resource and influencer to help residents create
positive change and lasting impact.

I became involved with the Felix Mantilla Little League in 1999. Since then, I have volunteered as a coach, umpire, administrator, and joined the leadership team. At Journey House, we are the only league that requires players to read and write a book report or presentation. It’s not just about the game, but creating opportunities through athletics to develop future college graduates who can become positive contributors to our society.

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