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.

 

 

At LAFTA fundraiser

First Texas Employees at the annual LAFTA fundraiser.  Proceeds raised from this event allow Lampasas to add great art throughout our community.

 
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 2022, 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.

 

Great Killeen Chamber of Commerce banquet

 

Clements Boys and girls clubs

 

Vista Realty Golf Tournament

 

Starmaker Banquet

 

Starmakers Banquet 2022

 

Boys and Girls club collage


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

 

Small girl with book near vault

Mom and kids with 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 to garden

Janet Crozier established Lampasas Community Gardens.  Janet puts in a lot of volunteer hours at the garden assisting locals with their own square foot gardens.

Volunteers at Kline Whitis Elementary School

Employees enjoy their time volunteering at Kline Whitis Elementary School.  Each year, the school hosts a Financial Literacy Series.


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

Shred It event

Community Shred Day

 

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

 

Cattlemans Ball

Cattleman’s Ball benefiting the Williamson Museum

 

Financial Literacy Series 2022 presentation

Financial Literacy Series 2022

Karamu 2022 Back in Africa

Round Rock Area Serving Center

 

First Texas Bank table at event

Sun City Vendor Fair

A group of employees pose at Bingo

2022 Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Purse Bingo

 

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

 

Shred it event

First Texas Bank hosted their first shred day for the community.  Being able to host an event to assist in fighting fraud is something that the bank really takes pride in.  The event was very successful and we are looking forward to another shred day in 2023.

 

Employees pose with oversized check to LAFTA

First Texas Bank appreciates the hard work of LAFTA members.  LAFTA continues to bring great art to our community.

 

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 oversized check presentation

July – The Caring Place

Faith in Action driving seniors logo

October – Faith in Action Driving Seniors

 

Oversized check presentation for The Key 2 Free

May – The Key2Free

 

Key2Free check presentation

August – The Key2Free

 

 

Employee with oversized check to Humane Heroes

November – Texas Humane Heroes

 

The Caring Place oversized check presentation

June – The Caring Place

 

 

Key2Free oversized check presentation

September – The Key2Free

 

 

Oversized check presented to The Caring Place

December – The Caring Place