One of the most prominent features in George’s office is the framed original national Bank charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency presented to the Bank on its opening day, November 16, 1914. The Federal Reserve is a combination of public and private components in a federated structure designed to foster broad public support. While the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., is a government agency, the twelve Reserve banks are considered private corporations. As a result, like any bank, the Kansas City Fed has its own charter. The original charter has been hanging on the wall of the president’s office since it was originally received from the Board of Governors in 1914. The charter reminds George, as it did the eight presidents serving before her, that Congress purposefully designed Reserve Banks to provide operational efficiency and regional connections through locations and boards.