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.

 

Posing at the Lampasas County Museum

 

Kelvin Barkowsky volunteers time each month for Lampasas County Museum Board.  First Texas Bank has a great display in the museum to showcase banking from the past.

Wounded Warrior Project check presentation

 

 

 

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 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.

 


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 FTBCommunity@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.

Blue Santa Drive

Toys for tots check presentation

 

 

Boys and Girls Club Skeet Shoot volunteers

 

Standing near burial site

 

 

Helping out at the senior center

 

Cove food for families

 

Veteran photo display

 

Shred Day near truck

 

Feast of Sharing pose

 

Toys for tots box at Belton

 

 

Shred Day small tent display

 

Hawaiian Day at the bank


First Texas Bank awards employees that consistently demonstrate our Core Values and Mission – whether they are in a customer-facing role, back office, accounting, loans or administration.  They are friendly, reliable, trustworthy and accountable.  They truly are First Texas Bank.

Employee stands with oversized check to Hope Pregnancy Center

Creating Badger Builders oversized check presentation

Creating Badger Builders is a 501C3 organization that helps introduce the youth of Lampasas High School to various trades. This year will be the organization’s second annual fundraiser, and First Texas Bank has the honor of helping sponsor this amazing group.


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

 

Here are some of our donation recipients: 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, Lampasas Spring Ho Festival, Christmas of the Creek, Lampasas FFA-Centex Classic, Lampasas Fire Dept. – Toy Drive, Lampasas Community Kitchen, Lampasas Community Gardens, Lampasas High School Golf, and Lampasas Badger Softball Association

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.

 

  • 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.
  • Financial Literacy Programs – We provide Financial Literacy for many organizations in the community. If your organization is interested in a Financial Literacy Program, please email CommunityOutreach@firsttexasbank.com

 

To be considered for a donation or sponsorship opportunity, please bring your request to your First Texas Bank location or email CommunityOutreach@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

Posing at the HCCM Gala

2024 Hill Country Community Ministries Annual Gala

 

Shred it event

2023 Community Shred Event – Austin Ave

 

Faith in Action Ticket to Ride Benefit 2023

Faith In Action Ticket to Ride Benefit 2023

 

2023 Cirque Du Soiree

The Georgetown Project, The Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown, and the Georgetown YMCA – Cirque Du Soiree 2023

 

First Texas Bank table at event

Sun City Vendor Fair

 

Cattleman's Ball group photo

Cattleman’s Ball 2023

2024 Pflugerville Education Foundation Gala

2024 Pflugerville Education Foundation Annual Gala

 

Janelle and Carm at Business fair

Liberty Hill Career Day

 

 

Shred It Event

2023 Community Shred Event – Pflugerville

 

ROCK Cowgirl Luncheon

 

ROCK Cowgirl Luncheon

 

Employees posing at 17th annual Barn Dance

ROCK Barn Dance

 

2023 Purse Bingo

2023 Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Purse Bingo

Volunteering at Lampasas High School

First Texas Bank sponsored a meal for Lampasas High School for being rated an “A” campus. We are so proud of our school district and the education they provide to the Lampasas youth.

 

 

Knights of Columbus oversized check presentation

Knights of Columbus helps the neighbors of our community with a variety of needs throughout the year. First Texas Bank is grateful for the opportunity to be able to help this organization assist our community. All proceeds given to Knights of Columbus remain local.

 

Wild West Casino Night group photo

First Texas Bank volunteered at the annual Wild West Casino Night. This event benefited multiple organizations including, Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, Vision Lampasas, and Lampasas Lion’s Club.

 

Lampasas Shred Day 2023

First Texas Bank hosted our October 2023 Shred Event, and this event was even more successful than the first one! We enjoyed providing our community with a safe way to dispose of their confidential information. Our next event will be held in October 2024.

 

 

Salvation army donations

As a community outreach, First Texas Bank has joined others in delivering Meals on Wheels on a weekly basis. This opportunity allows bank volunteers to be hands-on in meeting community needs.


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, exhibited exceptional performance in their role, and are nominated by fellow team members to be a recipient.  Once selected, part of their reward is a grant for $100 to donate to an organization of their choosing.  Here are the recipients awarded over the last year.

 

Jose January Employee Award donation to CASA

January – CASA of Williamson County

Team Member – Jose

 

 

 

April 2023 Customer Service Award recipient

April – Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown

Team Member – Sharon

 

Operation Liberty Hill oversized check

July –Operation Liberty Hill

Team Member – Wendy

 

 

Valeria presents an oversized check for winning the customer service award

October – Wilco Regional Animal Shelter

Team Member – Valeria

 

Wounded Warrior project logo
February – Wounded Warriors Project

 

 

 

 

May 2023 praise and distinction award winner

May – Operation Liberty Hill

Team Member – Carm

 

 

WCCAC oversized check presentation

August – Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center

Team Member – Erika

 

 

American Cancer Society Logo

 

 

November – American Cancer Society

Team Member – Letty

 

March 2023 Customer Service Award given to CASA of Williamson County

March – CASA of Williamson County

Team Member – Mariah

 

 

 

Tina with oversized check

June – Meals on Wheels

Team Member – Tina

 

Sherry receives customer service award

September – Operation Liberty Hill

Team Member – Sherry

 

 

Customer Service award Bailey

December – American Cancer Society

Team Member – Bailey