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.

 

Lampasas ISD seniors pose at the vault

First Texas Bank takes pride in working with Lampasas ISD work program.  Here are our Class of 2022 employees.

 
Boys and Girls club 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.


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

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.

 

UMHB Purple Gives Gold

 

Citizen of the year Jordan Samfield

 

KISD Job fair 2022

KISD Job Fair 2022

2022 CSM Jack Hunter Memorial Golf Tournament

 

2022 STARMAKERS BANQUET

Starmaker Banquet

Starmakers 2022 banquet


First Texas Bank is presenting educational books to children to help them engage in learning about US Currency.

 

Frowning with a book

Posing with childrens books


Customer Service Awards – Just another way we are giving back

First Texas Bank awards employees that have provided outstanding customer service.  The Texas Star Award and Heart of Texas Award are nominated by fellow employees.  Once selected, part of their reward is being able to donate $100.00 to an organization of their choosing.

 

Here are the recipients of the donations – thus far in 2022.

 

Texas Star Award

Kosheryl Fulghum gets oversized check

Kosheryl Fulghum

Heart of Texas Award

Stella Hawkins receives an oversized check

Stella Hawkins

Volunteering for St. Mary's Catholic Church Food Pantry

Janet Clayton volunteers for St. Mary’s Catholic Church Food Pantry

 

Ladies posing on the street

First Texas Bank working a water stop for the annual Toughest 10K run


First Texas Bank understands the importance of making a positive influence in our community.

 

Here are some of our donation recipients in 2021: Boys & 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, The Lampasas Chamber of Commerce, Vision Lampasas, Lampasas Association for the Arts, The Hill Country 100 Club, Lampasas Spring Ho Festival, Christmas of the Creek, CASA, Lampasas FFA-Centex Classic, Kingsland AquaBoom, Lampasas Fire Dept. – Toy Drive.

Lions International logoLAFTA logoKiwanis International 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

Liberty Hill ISD Career Day

Liberty Hill ISD Career Day

2022 Rock's 16th Annual Barn Dance

Rock’s 16th Annual Barn Dance 2022

Pflugerville Education Foundation Annual Gala

Pflugerville Education Foundation Annual Gala

2022 Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Cedar Fest

Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Cedar Fest 2022

Soiree for Georgetown helpers

The Georgetown Project, The Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown, and the Georgetown YMCA Soiree 2022

 

Financial Literacy Series group photo

Financial Literacy Series 2022

 

Karamu 2022 Back in Africa

Pflugerville Education Foundation Annual Gala

Financial Literacy Series 2022 presentation

Financial Literacy Series 2022

 

Check presentation for Lampasas Community Gardens

The funds donated to Lampasas Community Garden are to assist with a garden shed and walkways that are handicapped-accessible

 

SWAT check presentation

First Texas Bank is a proud supporter of SWAT.  (Summer Workout Program for Jr. High & High School kids)

 

Lampasas ISD Back to School Bash

Lee Loeffler was one of several employees that volunteered for Lampasas ISD’s Back To School Bash.  This year the bank had a fun idea to support local.  Therefore, they gave out local gift cards as their raffle gifts.  The teachers really enjoyed it.

 

 

Oversized check presentation

First Texas Bank is excited to support Lampasas County Youth League Assoc.


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 2022.

The Key2Free Oversized Check

January -The Key2Free

Operation Liberty Hill Oversized Check

February – Operation Liberty Hill

The Caring Place Oversized Check

March – The Caring Place

 

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

April – Wilco Regional Animal Shelter

 

 

The Caring Place check presentation

 

July – The Caring Place

 

The Locker oversized check

October – The Locker

 

Jenny holds an oversized check

May – The Key2Free

 

Employee with oversized check

August – Texas Baptist Children’s Home

 

The Locker oversized check

November – The Locker

 

The Caring Place oversized check

June – The Caring Place

 

 

The caring place logo

September – The Caring Place

 

 

Oversized check presented to The Caring Place

December – The Caring Place