Regional Finance, a subsidiary of Regional Management Corp., raised more than $100,000 in support of the American Heart Association (AHA) Upstate Heart Walk through its community outreach program, Regional Reach. The company was the presenting sponsor for this year’s event and numerous team members participated in the walk on Sunday, April 24, in downtown Greenville.
“Our team is incredibly grateful for the continued support we’ve seen year after year from Regional Finance,” said Margaret Stegall, Director of Development for the Upstate AHA. “We are able to fund our life-saving mission to end heart disease and stroke and continue meeting critical needs right here in the Upstate, thanks to the company’s generosity and dedicated team members that support this cause.”
Regional Finance has ranked as the top fundraising team in the Upstate for three straight years, raising more than a quarter of a million dollars over that time frame, and is one of the top partners for AHA nationwide. Its continued success is attributable to the combined dedication and creativity of its headquarters team members here in the Upstate and its branch team members throughout the country. Many of the company’s business partners contributed generously to the AHA on behalf of Regional Finance, as did its employees and customers. In total, nearly 400 walkers across the loan provider’s 350 locations in 14 states participated in the Upstate Heart Walk.
In addition to fundraising, Regional Finance focused on encouraging employees to engage in heart-healthy activities in their communities. Team members participated in the Wellness Weeks Challenge for a chance to win an extra day of paid time off, which included daily activities that promote healthy habits in the weeks leading up to the event. Challenges ranged from choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator for some extra movement to incorporating a random act of kindness in the workday.
The company’s community outreach program, Regional Reach, supports both national nonprofit and local Upstate organizations. In addition to serving the AHA, Regional Reach has partnered with Harvest Hope, Meals on Wheels and Hope Center for Children.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to support the American Heart Association once again, especially this year as we step up our corporate engagements through serving as presenting sponsor for this impactful event,” said Robert Beck, President and CEO of Regional Management Corp. “Our team is passionate about giving back to the community and lending a helping hand wherever we can here in the Upstate.”
The AHA Upstate Heart Walk allows members of the community to come together to engage in physical activity, honor survivors and raise funds that support heart disease research. The AHA also continued Heart Walk Week, a new tradition that was introduced last year that takes place in the days leading up to the walk with daily exercises and themed activities designed to inspire participants to maintain healthy lifestyles beyond the one-day event.
Learn more about the AHA and how you can get involved here.
About Regional Finance
Regional Finance, a subsidiary of Greer-based Regional Management Corp., is a diversified consumer finance company operating in fourteen states throughout the country. Founded in 1987, Regional has grown into a strong, trusted company that puts customers first and continues to provide not only a range of loans and financial products but also the highest quality customer service. Regional Finance is headquartered in Greer, S.C., and now serves more than 400,000 customers through 350 branch offices.