The goal of the program is to extend our reach into our local communities and strengthen our commitment to education and the senior community by encouraging and supporting our employees' involvement in community-related education and senior programs. This program will also challenge us to increase our total contributions and those of our vendors, thereby strengthening our total commitment to our community.
The bank will match qualifying education or senior-focused employee contributions or branch fundraising efforts that have totaled over $100,000 in past years. The maximum amount that will be matched for branch/department fundraiser efforts will be $5,000 per branch/department per year without prior approval.
Each region will determine the local distribution of the bank funds; however the Bank encourages each region to look for opportunities to support one or two major initiatives per year. Initiatives may include but are not limited to the purchase of school supplies, contributions to computer labs, support of educational or youth-oriented building programs, and senior outreach programs. All funds must be contributed to approved, qualified educational organizations or senior programs. Initiatives should be identified on a quarterly basis.
The bank will work with existing and prospective vendors, suppliers and customers to encourage participation in the Community Match Program. Partners will be encouraged and challenged to match bank and employee contributions.