Letter from Dallas Haun
December 19, 2011
As we come to the end of another year, it’s gratifying to reflect that Nevada State Bank continued its longstanding tradition of community service in 2011. While we were celebrating our 52nd anniversary on December 9, our colleagues throughout Nevada were busy with projects to help children and families in the communities we serve.
Southern Nevada branches and departments participated in a toy drive that collected truckloads of toys and thousands of dollars in gift cards to help underprivileged kids enjoy a happy holiday. In northern Nevada, colleagues are helping the Reno Rodeo Foundation through its Denim Drive, which provides clothing for children in need this winter. Southern Nevada branches also collected hundreds of boxes of food for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, and our volunteers regularly visit the Mission to serve meals to needy men, women and children at its dining room.
On December 6, I had the privilege of attending a ceremony to hand over the keys of a new Habitat for Humanity home to its new owners, a single mom and her teenage daughter. Thanks to a donation by the Bank and many hours of labor volunteered by our colleagues, this family now has a home of their own for the holidays.
From food drives to Jeans Fridays and bowlathons, colleagues all across the state helped their local community organizations in 2011, making a real difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Colleagues walked to raise more than $80,000 to assist Nevada babies through the March of Dimes and participated in Heart Walks to help the American Heart Association fight heart disease and stroke.
Education has always been a top priority for Nevada State Bank, and this tradition continued in 2011 with our new “$20K Giveaway: You Vote, Schools Win” campaign, which awarded $20,000 to help three Nevada public schools supplement their budgets. We also helped students in northeastern Nevada with a $25,000 donation to Communities in Schools of Nevada’s Hunger Prevention Program, which provides a nutritious breakfast each school day to low-income students, and sends backpacks full of food home every Friday to feed them through the weekend.
And finally, the statewide United Way campaign is another indication of our colleagues’ ongoing support for non-profit groups in Nevada. They helped us exceed our annual goal by pledging nearly $70,000 to United Way organizations across the state.
Although we may think that we have challenges and issues in our lives (and some of us do), many of our fellow Nevadans are dealing with much bigger problems, and it’s nice that the Bank is able to solve some of the needs of these families and children through our donations and volunteer activities.
I hope you’re able to spend some quality time with family and friends during the holidays, and please accept my best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.
President and CEO
Nevada State Bank
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