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RBC Bank Contributes $10,000 To Artspace


Gift Continues Bank’s History of Strong Community Outreach


Raleigh, N.C. - March 24, 2011 – RBC Bank has made a $10,000 to Raleigh’s Artspace in support of the non-profit visual arts center’s educational programming and community outreach efforts.

“RBC Bank understands that giving to innovative organizations such as Artspace is an important way of investing in the communities we serve,” said Andrea Nixon, vice president of Enterprise Risk & Portfolio Management for RBC Bank and a member of the Artspace board. “Education, including arts education, is fundamental to the quality of life that we enjoy here in the Triangle. RBC Bank is proud to do its part and to make this contribution that will have a long-lasting benefit to the children and adults who are touched by Artspace’s outreach efforts.”

Artspace promotes the visual arts by making the creative process accessible to the public. Since 1986, Artspace has provided the community with a unique environment where artists, working in a variety of media with studios open to the public, have invited the community to become part of the creative process, a visual art center where children and adults can express their creativity through enriching educational programs, and a venue for exhibitions by regional, national and international artists.

“Artspace has benefited from a long-standing relationship with RBC Bank in support of our programs and we are very excited about our continued partnership to inspire and mentor leaders of tomorrow through quality arts educational programming,” said Artspace Executive Director Mary Poole.

About Artspace

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, exhibitions or membership, please visit

About RBC Bank

RBC Bank, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., offers a wide range of financial services and advice to individuals, businesses and public institutions throughout the Southeast. RBC Bank’s network includes more than 420 full-service banking centers in six states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), an extensive ATM network and telephone and online banking. RBC Bank is the 40th largest U.S. bank by consolidated assets, according to SNL Financial’s List of the Nation’s 50 Largest Banks, September 2010. RBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (RY on the TSX and NYSE), Canada's largest and most stable bank as measured by assets and market capitalization. For ten consecutive years, RBC has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. RBC has been listed as one of the most sustainable large corporations in the world for six years in a row, according to the annual ranking by Corporate Knights. And, in February of this year, RBC was ranked 31st in The World's Most Respected Companies by Barron's, and third among financial institutions. More information about RBC Bank may be found at