Key Private Bank, (Key) one of the premier private banks for affluent individuals and their families and KeyBank Commercial Banking join the University of New Haven in announcing a new partnership with the university. Key will serve as a sponsor of the university’s Center for Family Business, which provides education to family business owners, managers and advisors through a series of conferences, workshops and panel discussions.
For more than 160 years, Key has been committed to serving the needs of family businesses across the lifecycle of the business from founding, through growth, and transfer to the next generation. The partnership brings Key’s financial planning, investment and commercial banking expertise as an added resource to the Center’s more than 50 family-owned business members throughout Connecticut.
“We are grateful to KeyBank for its support and for its belief in the work we have done for the past 23 years,” said Paul L. Sessions, who serves as director of the University of New Haven’s Center for Family Business.
The partnership includes an initial three-year financial commitment from KeyBank to the Center of Family Business, Key wealth advisor Gail Harris will join the Center’s advisory board. Commercial banker Bradley Hardy will also participate in member meetings, offering guidance and financial expertise to Center members.
“Key’s business relationships with some families have spanned multiple generations, and we are honored and humbled by that trust,” said Harris. “We are committed to continuing to evolve and serve the special needs of business-owning families, and we are delighted to join forces with University of New Haven, a valued resource to families and their businesses.”
From Left to Right: Chris Delldonna, Director of Operations of the University of New Haven’s Center for Family Business; Paul Sessions, director of the Center; Brian Kench, dean of the College of Business; Brad Hardy and Gail Harris of KeyBank