Busey associates, Jonville Chenoweth, Hannah Habeeb, Kim Summers, volunteering in their community.

Busey Volunteerism

Busey associates are encouraged and recognized for being actively involved community members who enrich the quality of life for our Pillars and area citizens.

Our volunteer spotlight features associates who provide valuable support to local organizations through commitments of time, leadership and advocacy. Meet Busey's April 2023 Volunteer of the Month - Justin O'Hara.

2022 Volunteer of the Year

Jay Santos | AVP - Private Client Associate II

Living the Busey Promise in his community, Jay Santos, AVP - Private Client Associate II, completed over 276 hours of service in 2022 and has been recognized as Busey’s Volunteer of the Year.

Jay’s extensive community involvement includes volunteer service and various leadership roles within several organizations, including the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral, the City of Cape Coral and the Lee County Coalition for A Drug-Free Southwest Florida, to name a few.

By serving on committees, mentoring youth and acting Busey associate Jay Santos smilingnbsp;as an advocate and ally for underrepresented populations, Jay has consistently proven his dedication to service by exemplifying what it means to be an agent of change, both at Busey and in his community. He inspires those around him by continuously devoting his time, talent and passion to the organizations he is involved with.

Specifically, Jay has made a tremendous impact with the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, where he has served as a ReadingPals mentor at Villas Elementary in Fort Myers, FL, since 2019. ReadingPals is a statewide early literacy initiative with a one-on-one approach that provides mentors for students who may need extra help. During his time as a ReadingPals mentor, Jay has also helped raise money to purchase books for a student library—a resource that will impact many generations to come.

As the Volunteer of the Year, Jay will receive a $1,000 donation on behalf of Busey to present to an organization of his choosing.

Congratulations, Jay!
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