12 May 2016
CEO Letter: Nevada State Bank in Your Community

Nevada State Bank is proud to be a strong supporter of all the communities we serve. Our colleagues volunteer their time for a variety of groups serving cities and towns throughout Nevada, and many serve on boards and committees for nonprofits and community organizations. In 2015, our colleagues donated nearly 7,000 volunteer hours, helping 194 different organizations.

At any major community event, from the Reno Street Food Festival to Elko’s Fourth of July celebration, you’re likely to see Nevada State Bank colleagues lending a hand and showing our support. You’ll find us participating in the City of Las Vegas Corporate Challenge, walking for the American Heart Association, bowling to raise money for Junior Achievement, and cleaning up with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. We volunteer our branches as collection points for local food banks throughout the state, and in northern Nevada we collect clothes for needy children in the Reno Rodeo Foundation’s annual Denim Drive. And that’s just a small sampling.

Financial education is an important part of our community service. Last year, more than 160 bank colleagues spent more than 1,015 hours teaching students and at-risk individuals about the basics of handling money and credit. The bank is heavily involved with Junior Achievement, which provides business, economics and life-skills lessons in schools throughout the state. Our colleagues also lead classes in Banking on Your Future, a series of financial literacy modules we created to instruct young adults. Lessons include such topics as setting goals, establishing credit, and saving for the future. Through the American Bankers Association, colleague volunteers participate in Teach Children to Save lessons in grades K through 8 and Get Smart About Credit classes for high school students.

Education doesn’t stop at graduation day. Our volunteers also teach financial literacy to clients of social service organizations like The Shade Tree, and to adults involved in the courts system, helping them learn to manage their finances when they get their lives in order. We recently hosted a series of Women & Worth workshops to help women plan their legacy and prepare for retirement, and held a seminar on how to maximize Social Security benefits.

As you go about your daily life, look for Nevada State Bank colleagues in your community. Yes, you’ll see us in our branches, but we’re also there in your schools, at your fundraisers, and in the boardrooms of your local non-profits. One of our Core Values is Community, and that forms an important part of how we do business every day in Nevada.

 

Best Regards,

Dallas

 

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