The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago) and Avanade each know something about partnership. The FHLBank Chicago Mortgage Partnership Finance® (MPF®) program collaborates with lenders from around the country to help strengthen communities through property ownership, while Avanade partners with local and global clients from a range of industries to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft.
Among the many partnerships the two organisations sustain, the one they have together is special. It started 20 years ago, not long after Accenture and Microsoft created Avanade as a joint venture. During that time, Avanade and FHLBank Chicago have innovated together across almost the entire Microsoft stack as the company transformed for the future.
A long and successful collaboration among two people-first organisations warranted a celebration, but the companies agreed that a champagne toast didn’t feel right. Given the commitment the companies share for being active and responsible corporate citizens, they decided to extend the power of collaboration into making a genuine impact in the Chicago community. Read the full story.Learn more about our approach to corporate citizenship.
"We want the students to see corporate citizens who are good at the functional parts of their business but don’t stop there,” says Cedric Thurman, chief diversity officer of FHLBank Chicago. “My goal is to have some of these students say, ‘I’d like to work here someday."
FHLBank Chicago celebrates 18 years of business technology success
The FHLBank Chicago was created in the early to mid-1900s to help with housing in the US. Today, it supports 1,400 community lenders across all 50 states and US territories. To help it grow, FHLBank Chicago has had to continually evolve its technology to meet the needs of its business and a changing market. Over the years, we’ve helped the bank by providing solutions such as a customer relationship management (CRM), workplace collaboration, data, artificial intelligence and cloud.
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