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Sponsor Spotlight: FirstBank’s Commitment to “Banking for Good”

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FirstBank has been a community bank since their founding in Lakewood, Colorado in 1963. Today, they have over 100 locations throughout Colorado, Arizona and California, as well as one very special branch: the Towne Bank in our Lakewood Young AmeriTowne location.

Beyond providing impactful products and services, FirstBank has maintained a strong focus on community service and charitable involvement since its inception, donating more than $85 million and thousands of volunteer hours to community organizations since 2000.

Jim Reuter and Hannah Doolittle pose with Hannah's trophy.They work hard to create an inclusive and equitable world within and outside their organization. One of the bank’s many “banking for good” initiatives is helping to provide financial education resources to historically underserved populations. Young Americans Center has been a proud partner on this mission with FirstBank since 2007. Together, these organizations work to educate Colorado students on everything from budgeting and saving to managing credit.

“Giving back to the community means more to us than just writing checks. It’s dedicating our time and energy, volunteering and serving on boards and committees to help charitable causes make a deep and meaningful impact. We have a responsibility to support these organizations, while helping communities thrive. This is what FirstBank stands for.”

– Jim Reuter, CEO

Jim Reuter (CEO, FirstBank), an active member of the Denver community, served as a Presenting Mentor for our Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars young entrepreneur competition and gala event in 2021.

Jim worked with one of the winners, Hannah Doolittle (Simply Denver Soap Co.), offering advice about how she could move her thriving business forward. See more here. 

Young Americans Center is fortunate to have partners like FirstBank and active supporters like Jim Reuter, who are doing great things in the community.

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