Every day we strive to reinforce our mission, Elevating the Champions of Free Enterprise. But as we work to educate and support independent business owners, we believe in elevating our community as well.
The vision of Services Of Hope (SOH) is to transform under-performing schools into high-ranking schools in education excellence. We have supported SOH since 2009 with fundraising activities. Last year, we raised over $3,000 in donations to buy hams for SOH’s holiday food baskets.
The goal of Garland Lions Clubs International is to empower volunteers to serve their communities and meet humanitarian needs. Shon Cass, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking and Treasury Management, has served on the leadership committee as club treasurer since 2012, and supported their fundraising projects.
For the Salvation Army, Senior Vice President and Turtle Creek Market President Ben Parkey organized a day for our employees to prepare and serve lunch to people in need at the Salvation Army. At Christmas, we raised donations for the Salvation Army Angel Tree project.
Friends of the Trinity Strand Trail focuses on enhancing a 7.8 mile non-motorized hike and bike trail along the original Trinity River watercourse, adjacent to downtown Dallas. Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Chris Jones has served on their board since 2010.
The Stemmons Corridor Business Association (SCBA) is a 34-year-old advocacy group for the area’s 5,000 businesses, focusing on public safety/crime prevention, transportation issues, Trinity River flood prevention and economic development. Chief Financial Officer Larry Bennett has served on the board for eight years
Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a non-profit organization of volunteers who are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in protective care. Senior Vice President, Mortgage Lending, Libby Smith and Chief Compliance Officer Bonnie Nichols volunteer in advocacy and making gifts for the children.
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