Nonprofit Sponsorship programs are an integral part of our company’s philanthropic initiatives. We sponsor arts and cultural events of all sizes from major art and theater festivals to local fairs in order to highlight the diverse range of talents and interests found throughout our communities. In 2013, U.S. Bank contributed more than $19.7 million in corporate contributions and nonprofit sponsorships. U.S. Bank is committed to partnering with our employees to strengthen the community. We consider employee involvement in evaluating contribution requests, and we support employee giving programs that provide an opportunity for our employees to direct U.S. Bank Foundation contributions to organizations that are most important to them.