We're in the Money: Philanthropy

Oct 19, 2021 at 11:56 am by RMGadmin

Bank Local; Get More! With FirstBank

Working at FirstBank is about so much more than making loans and deposits. The real mission at FirstBank is one of giving. Giving more to our customers, to our communities, and to each other. By giving more personally, we hope our customers get more excited as well. As associates, we give our attention, our listening ear, our presence, and our commitment.  

As part of our brand promise, we recently challenged all of our associates to give even more in each of their communities. When we met with each group, we asked them to tell us what causes mattered most. From there, we are creating a list of groups that mean something to our employees. Making time for what’s close to your heart makes life richer and our communities better.  

It’s important for us to make an impact as an organization, but that impact is only as powerful as our commitments to the issues that matter to us. Contributing to a cause you care about is a great way to connect with your community. FirstBank is passionate about supporting our associates and their commitments to helping others. Giving back where we live and work is the community bank difference.  

We have already started seeing the impact.  On July 20th, members of FirstBank’s leadership team met at FirstBank Amphitheater to participate in a volunteer activity providing supplies and stuffing backpacks for the YMCA. 

Things hit even closer to home during the recent flooding in Waverly, Tennessee. As soon as we heard the news of the devastation in Waverly, FirstBank began work to coordinate a supplies drive for our customers and associates to help the Waverly community.  Unfortunately, we lost one of our own, which made this even more meaningful. A team of volunteers arrived there one Friday morning to distribute all of the gathered supplies to the community and supply a free lunch.  

It’s this kind of teamwork that embodies the philanthropic spirit and makes me appreciate working at FirstBank. If there is an important initiative to you, stop by one of our branches and let the associates know of any volunteer opportunities. At FirstBank, banking local means getting more as a customer and giving more back to the community as a bank. 

Mandy Garland, FirstBank

Mandy Serves as the Senior Vice President, Middle Tennessee Regional Marketing Coordinator for FirstBank.