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First Bank is committed to making a positive difference in every community in which we do business. Throughout 2015, we supported under-resourced communities with more than $224 million in community development loans, investments, and charitable contributions. As engrained members of our communities, we strive to make a positive impact by giving of our time, resources, and delivering responsible financial products and services. We want our neighborhoods to grow and thrive as vibrant communities in which to work and live.
Reinvestment in our neighborhoods benefits all of us. That’s why First Bank supports nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the communities we serve, particularly those that are under-resourced. Following the Dierberg tradition of giving back to the community, First Bank values the role of being a community partner. Commitment to community is a core value for First Bank. Our employees have always demonstrated a strong commitment in their relationships with clients, fellow employees and our communities. In 2015, we were proud to support more than 205 nonprofits, including Junior Achievement dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs and Clearinghouse CDFI, financing community projects that don’t meet traditional banking standards.
We believe a bank’s responsibility includes financing economic growth, but also giving back in other ways to our communities. In addition to financial support that our bank is able to provide, our employees gave back to their neighborhoods through more than 9,500 hours in volunteerism and nonprofit board service in 2015.
All of us at First Bank are honored by the trust our clients and communities place in our organization. We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the many stories of success that unfold every year in the communities we serve. From our earliest days over 100 years ago as a community bank, we have remained dedicated to being a strong and reliable corporate neighbor. We look forward to continuing this commitment through our bank’s people and financial resources, as well as through the inspiring community partners with whom we collaborate to support the health and vibrancy of our neighborhoods.
Senior Vice President/Corporate CRA Officer
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