The Chronicle of Philanthropy

 

We are committed to positively impacting our communities and providing support to help them thrive.

 

Our philanthropy extends deep into each of our communities and the impact is created by OUR PEOPLE, both within First Texas Bank and the people of our communities coming together to make a powerful impact.

 

2021 Veterans Day Run

2021 Veteran’s Day Run

Community Food Drive oversized check

 

 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

We are committed to positively impacting our communities and providing support to help them thrive.

Our philanthropy extends deep into each of our communities and the impact is created by OUR PEOPLE, both within First Texas Bank and the people of our communities coming together to make a powerful impact.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

We are committed to positively impacting our communities and providing support to help them thrive.

Our philanthropy extends deep into each of our communities and the impact is created by OUR PEOPLE, both within First Texas Bank and the people of our communities coming together to make a powerful impact.


We are privileged to partner with wonderful organizations, helping to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Our employees spend time volunteering in whatever capacity an organization of choice may need.  This includes being a board member, helping with fundraising events, and even hands-on labor.

Just a few ways First Texas Bank supports the community:


We are privileged to partner with wonderful organizations, helping to make a positive impact and providing yet another way for our employees to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Our employees have spent over 300 hours in 2019, volunteering in whatever capacity an organization of choice may need.  This can include being a board member and helping with fundraising events, to actual hands-on labor.

 


We are privileged to partner with wonderful organizations, helping to make a positive impact and providing yet another way for our employees to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Our employees spend time volunteering in whatever capacity an organization of choice may need.  This can include being a board member and helping with fundraising events, to actual hands-on labor.

Look at our people making a difference:

Partner logos

 

Oversized check - The Caring Place

The Caring Place

 

The Locker oversized check presentation

The Locker

 

Pregnancy Help Center oversized check presentation

Pregnancy Help Center Williamson County

 

Wilco Soiree

Soiree Wilco

 

The Liberty Hill Rodeo

Liberty Hill Rodeo

 

Big check at barn dance

ROCK Barn Dance

 

Check presentation for Georgetown YMCA

Georgetown YMCA


To further uphold this commitment, our charitable efforts focus on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in which volunteer hours, loans, and First Texas Bank donations are positively impacting our communities.

  • Move it Forward – A low-cost line of credit product that is a great tool to help non-profit organizations expedite program funding by bridging untimely financial gaps.
  • Donations and Sponsorship – We try to support as many organizations as possible that fit within our company’s philanthropic mission. To be considered for a donation or sponsorship opportunity, please bring your request to your First Texas Bank location or email csmith@firsttexasbank.com and your request will be submitted to the appropriate manager for consideration. Due to the high volume of requests, we do ask for at least four weeks notice to be reviewed and processed.
  • Financial Literacy Programs – We provide Financial Literacy for many organizations in the community. If you would like for us to provide a financial literacy class for your organization please contact: Corey Bailey at 512-863-2567 or cbailey@firsttexasbank.com.

Food Drive

 

Food for families donations

 

 

 

Copperas Cove food drive

 

Toy Drive

 

Copperas Cove toy drive

 

 

Oversized check for Community Toy Drive

 

 

 

Toys for Tots donation station

 

Wreath for Vets

 

Wreath float

 

 

Four employees making wreaths

 

 

 

A group of employees makes wreaths

 

 

Two employees make wreaths

 

Digital Banking Training

 

Several employees listening to a speaker

 

 

 

 

Three people in a conference room

 

Spring Ho

Employees supporting Spring Ho Festival 2021 by all proudly wearing this year’s t-shirt

 

Project Graduation 2021

Project Graduation is a great event that we are very happy to support each year.  This year, the donation was accepted by Ace Whitehead.

 

 

Donation ceremony Child Welfare Board

 

Badger Backers

First Texas Bank donations are positively impacting our communities.

Donations: some recipients in 2019 have been: Boys and Girls Club, The Lampasas Lions Club, Lampasas Kiwanis Club, The Lampasas Quarterback Club, American Legion Boys State, American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, The Lampasas County Youth Livestock Show, Kingsland AquaBoom, The Lampasas Chamber, Vision Lampasas, Lampasas Association for the Arts, The Hill Country 100, Lampasas County Museum, Spring Ho and HisKids.

Lions International logoLAFTA logoKiwanis International logoHis Kids logo

To further uphold this commitment, our charitable efforts focus on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in which volunteer hours, loans, and First Texas Bank donations are positively impacting our communities.

  • Loans for non-profit organizations
  • Financial Literacy Programs
  • Donations: some recipients have been: The Killeen Food Care Center, Boys and Girls Club, National Dessert Storm War Memorial, Heritage House, and Fourteen Forward.

Donations and Sponsorship requests are accepted at various times throughout the year.  We try to support as many organizations as possible that fit within our company’s philanthropic mission. To be considered for a donation or sponsorship opportunity, please bring your request to your First Texas Bank location or email to jsamfield@firsttexasbank.com and your request will be submitted to the appropriate manager for consideration. Due to the high volume of requests, we do ask for at least four weeks notice to be reviewed and processed.


In and Around our Communities

Shine like the stars

Rock’s 15th Annual Barn Dance – Moonlight and Miracles

 

We sponsor a golf tournament

Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce – The Inaugural Golf Tournament

 

Four posing for Faith in Action

Faith in Action – Roaring 20’s Mini Golf Gala

 

2021 Wilco Soiree

Wilco Soiree 2021: Georgetown Project, CASA of Wilco, Children’s Advocacy Center, and Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown

round rock area serving center

Round Rock Area Serving Center

Partnering with the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

 

 

Farmers to Families Boys and Girls Club

 

Toughest 10k

This year, First Texas Bank had the opportunity to hand out water at mile #2 in the Toughest 10K Run Event.  The event was a great success with a record number of participants.


Donations and Sponsorship requests are accepted at various times throughout the year.  We try to support as many organizations as possible that fit within our company’s philanthropic mission. To be considered for a donation or sponsorship opportunity, please bring your request to your First Texas Bank location or email phunter@firsttexasbank.com and your request will be submitted to the appropriate manager for consideration. Due to the high volume of requests, we do ask for at least four weeks notice to be reviewed and processed.


Customer Service Awards – Just another way we are giving back

The First Texas Bank Praise and Distinction Award is awarded to employees that have provided superb customer service, and are nominated by fellow employees to be a recipient.  Once selected, part of their reward is a grant for $100-$120 to donate to an organization of their choosing.  Here are the recipients of the grants – thus far in 2021.

Check for The Caring Place

January -The Caring Place

Check for CPHS Band Booster Club

February – CPHS Band Booster Club

Check for Texas Humane Heroes

March – Texas Humane Heroes

 

The Key2Free check presentation

April – The Key2Free

 

Employee with oversized check

July – Operation Liberty Hill

 

The Locker oversized check

 

October – The Locker

 

Texas Baptist Children's Home logo

May – Texas Baptist Children’s Home

 

Employee with oversized check

August – Texas Baptist Children’s Home

 

The Locker oversized check

November – The Locker

 

Penny Bingham

June – The Key2Free

 

Employee with oversized check

September – The Caring Place

 

Oversized check presented to The Caring Place

December – The Caring Place