This page highlights our CRA accomplishments—loans, investments, services and community development efforts. In the last few years, the portfolio value of our loans that provide low-income housing or jobs in these neighborhoods has blossomed. Most notably, we have:
You’ll see where we started and catch a glimpse of our future as we define our philanthropic and volunteer commitment in our communities. Time is on our side and we remain committed to a different and higher standard. Take a look at the stories below to see recent community activities.
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Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
FHLB Dallas' Partnership Grant Program Provides 3:1 Match of Members' Donations
DALLAS, TEXAS, July 13, 2018 – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is pleased to announce $414,010 in Partnership Grant Program funds have been awarded by FHLB Dallas and member institutions to 32 community-based organizations (CBO).
Through this unique grant program, FHLB Dallas member institutions contribute $500 up to $4,000 to a CBO, which FHLB Dallas matches at a 3:1 ratio to provide the CBO up to $12,000 in grant money. Grants are awarded annually through FHLB Dallas' member institutions via a lottery system. In 2018, FHLB Dallas awarded $300,000 in PGP funds that were combined with the $114,010 contributed by 31 FHLB Dallas members for a total of $414,010 to the organizations.
Member: Green Bank
Sponsor: Career Gear Houston
Green Bank's Community Development Officer volunteered at MoneyLIVE at NRG Arena. MoneyLIVE is a Teen Financial Event designed for high school through college age youth to provide decision-making tools they need to create financial independence.
The lessons learned during this event creates positive financial habits that last a lifetime. This event gives students a hands on opportunity to learn about careers in the areas of science, engineering and business.
Hundreds of students from local area high schools participated in the event.
On Saturday, May 26th Community Development Officer, Courtney Taylor facilitated the MoneySmart Banking Services: available for a Small Business Workshop at Nationsync CDC in Houston, Texas.
The class was comprised of small business owners and nonprofit organizations seeking to learn more about business banking fundamentals.
Nationsync’s mission is to equip the disadvantaged into economic upward mobility. NationSync has focused on improving the communities for low-income individuals and families. The programs they implement promote starting social enterprise businesses, job creation, and developing the workforce.
Green Bank and Rebuild Together Houston partner to help repair and paint the house of a local Houstonian who's home was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Green Bank volunteers spent the day priming and painting the entire house as well as restoring parts rotted from last year's flooding.
Thank you to the students and families of North Dallas who attended the Financial Literacy Summit presented by the Plano North Metroplex (TX) The Links, Incorporated and Green Bank. It was an afternoon of financial literacy for all financial levels designed for the North Plano community.
The Plano North Metroplex (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, an organization focused on mentoring low and moderate income middle school and high school girls, sought the partnership of Texas-owned Green Bank to host a needed financial literacy program.
“We continue to focus on impactful and award-winning community programs; the Financial Literacy Summit is a family version of our signature Securing Wisdom and Grace (SWAG) program which focuses on girls,” said Pamela Zeigler-Petty, an active member of The Links, Incorporated and SVP of business banking with Green Bank.
“Green Bank has been very active in financial education for the community through our relationship with Junior Achievement and The Links,” said Mark Warren Dallas market president at Green Bank. “When presented with the opportunity to take the experience and results to a family level, we embraced the opportunity and our employees stepped forward to lead it and volunteered to make it happen. We know the results will be impressive.”
Green Bankers celebrated Lewis Kaufman, vice president and loan review analyst, for his dedication to volunteering. Lewis won the employee Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding service in 2017.
Working with a program at the Women’s Resource of Greater Houston, Lewis volunteered more than 50 hours teaching financial literacy at the Harris County Jail.
Lewis said he was blessed to be able to give back to his community and the real reward for him was being able to help others by empowering them with financial skills.
In appreciation for Lewis' commitment to volunteering, he was awarded a gift card to the employee clothing store, a gift card to Vic & Anthony's and two tickets for a Rockets game. Congratulations, Lewis!
Plano North Metroplex The Links, Incorporated and Green Bank, N.A. will host a financial literacy summit at Collin College of McKinney January 27, 2018. The event will provide opportunities for students, parents and entrepreneurs to learn more about their finances.
Financial literacy demos will be conducted by Linda Gabriel of the FDIC and financial advisor Kevin Brown. For more information click here - planonorthmetroplexlinks.org.
Green Banker Nancy Cope and Rebuilding Together’s Board of Directors coordinated a Green Bank volunteer team for Rebuilding Together’s Operation Freedom home repair project for the Jenkins family. Green Bank volunteers made a significant difference laying flooring throughout their home, front yard holiday lights & decorations donated by Lowes. Green Bank and Rebuilding Together made a powerful impact to improve the living conditions for Chauncey and Arti Jenkins and their disabled son, Chauncey III.
Houston – August 30, 2017 – Green Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNBC), the bank holding company that operates Green Bank, N.A., opened Monday after essential staff was strategically placed in Houston and Dallas in anticipation of the storm. In addition to regular phone and electronic banking operations, a 24/7 remote data center was deployed in Houston last week to continue customer services. Austin and Dallas branches are also available to help Houston customers as the city copes with flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
“We are committed to serving south Texas and all of our business and consumer customers throughout Hurricane Harvey flooding,” said Geoff Greenwade, CEO of Green Bank. “Even though Houston area branches are temporarily closed for employees and customers safety, we will reopen as soon as roads are safe to navigate.”
The Green Bank team effort reflects the dedication to account satisfaction. “Thanks to the incredible commitment of our operations team, we are taking care of all of our customers in all regions for their banking needs to pay bills, loan fundings, and get access to cash. We are there for them no matter how much it rains. Our target is to open unaffected Houston branches as early as Thursday, August 31,” said Greenwade.
Houston area branches are closed until further notice.
Austin / Dallas
Additional Account Notices
For all consumer accounts in Hurricane Harvey affected areas, Green Bank, N.A. will waive or refund foreign ATM activity.
About Green Bank, N.A.
Green Bank is a preferred provider for business and personal banking products and services, the employer of choice in Texas banking and a champion for our communities. We are committed to the fair treatment of our stakeholders and to “doing the right thing” at all times.
We promise: to act ethically in all business transactions and personal interactions; to maintain proper compliance processes measures and goals to achieve and surpass all regulatory and legal requirements; to be responsive and accessible; and, to act in environmentally and socially-responsible ways to support and strengthen our communities. Green Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNBC) is the bank holding company that operates Green Bank.
Green Banker, Pamela Zeigler-Petty attended a CRA focused roundtable for an opportunity all the OCC, FDIC and FRB to inform bankers of new and creative community development practices in a discussion entitled "Hot Topics & Interagency CRA Q & A."
Photo Credits: Pamela Zeigler-Petty, Green Bank
Scarlett Duplechain, Community Affairs Officer, OCC
Linda Gabriel, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC
Bruce Hatton, VP, Affordable Housing Manager, Federal Home Loan Bank
Mike Dewey, President, Hidden Star Resources
Panel Reps: OCC, FDIC, FRB
Commercial lender Cory LeBouf and marketer Mike Barone recently presented financial literacy training to classes at Devereux. The classes are part of Devereux’s Life Skills Day, where students learn the importance of managing income, basic home-finance accounting and basic savings.
Devereux is a non-profit treatment facility for adolescents that have suffered from chemical, physical, and/or mental problems. They are welcomed into appropriate treatment programs by caring, compassionate and skilled professionals who are ready to help.
Houston Green Bankers joined forces again with Rebuilding Together for a full day of home repair. More than twenty Green Bankers provided home repairs and modifications for a Houston homeowner.
Rebuilding Together helps to transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities.
Congratulations to Dallas Green Banker, Nancy Cope for her accomplishments in community service. Green Bank has awarded her for her consistent participation in local charities such as Rebuilding Together Dallas, Dallas Parks Foundation and many more. Nancy's contribution has impacted many Dallas communities and for that she is named Green Bank's 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
Nancy Cope, Private Banker Preston Center | Paco Rivera, Business & Private Banking Manager
Green Banker attends Black History Month luncheon hosted by The Plano Rotary Club (planorotary.com).
Dr. Myrtle Hightower, Rotarian, and founder of Plano Community Charities, began the program over 30 years ago. Ray Huffine, CEO of Huffines Auto Dealership was recognized by Dr. Hightower, as her “partner” in establishing the program.
The program also featured students from Plano Senior High School, who each portrayed unknown African American men & women, that made history based on their contribution to society.
Thanks to Green Bank, residents of Pine Shadow Retreat in Porter, Texas will live in a safer and even more secure living environment. Green Bank is helping vulnerable seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program to protect those who live and work in this local care facility. A charter presentation to Green Bank was held on January 31, 2017 at Pine Shadow Retreat with Crimestoppers representatives and residents of Pine Shawdows.
In celebration of MLK, Jr. Green Bank sponsored Glady's House float at the MLK Jr. Day Parade in Freedman's Town. Congrats to Glady's House for winning first place!
Green Bank was a proud sponsor of the Collin County MLK breakfast Saturday, January 14th at Collin County College Spring Creek Campus. Over 500 people attended the breakfast including Mayor Brian Loughmiller of McKinney, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere of Plano, Dr.Matkin of Collin College and many more city officials.
In the spirit of MLK, Jr week, Pamela Zeigler-Petty of Green Bank organized an event to highlight the need for growth regarding diversity and inclusion (D&I) specifically for women.
Green Bank's corporate initiative to grow stronger community relationships was demonstrated at the event when new community partner Microsoft offered to be the location of the presentation.
Microsoft also shared insight about their affinity groups, such as Blacks at Microsoft (BAM), Women at Microsoft (WAM), LGBT, etc. Microsoft executives were on hand including presenter Susana Lainder (Microsoft), Jen (Microsoft HR Executive), Sondra Walker, Community Development Specialist (Microsoft).
Thank you to everyone who attended including the Junior League of Collin County, D&I Task Force.
Green Banker Pamela Zeigler-Petty recently attended a Women's Business Enterprise Hall of Fame event. The WBE Hall of Fame's annual celebration recognizes women-owned businesses and their successes while inducting a new group of women entrepreneurs. The ceremony was presented by the American Institute of Diversity & Commerce to applaud the honorees for excellence in entrepreneurship, leadership and mentorship.
Green Bank recently sponsored the Harris County Sheriff's Office Foundation annual sharpshooters event. Commercial banker Cecil Arnim took part in the event along with Harris County deputies. The money raised at this year's event allows the foundation to purchase 70 custom-made bullet proof vests.
The Texas Mezzanine Fund held their annual shareholders meeting and reception at Magnolia Hotel, Park Cities in Dallas. The purpose of the organization is to:
The presentation included highlighted funds allocated through their certified development financial institution and new market tax credits. They were able to fund a food bank and a minority-owned private school in a low-income census tract as well as provide funding to keep a long-standing medical clinic open in a low-income area.
Houston Green Bankers, along with their friends and family, recently participated in Rebuilding Together Houston's home repair weekend. The Green Bank team joined the cause by providing home repairs and modifications for a Houston homeowner.
Rebuilding Together's home repair weekend events bring attention to the plight of America's low-income homeowners and the communities where they live. Every year, volunteers across the country help provide these much needed home repairs.
Since 1981, the Plano Community Forum has helped minority students by providing college scholarships. Many variables contribute to the individual scholarships--GPA, essays and financial need.
This year, five more students earned scholarships—all students were from Plano West, Plano East and Plano Senior. Recently, 14 winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship were recognized and $14,000 was awarded. Green Bank joined other area businesses to honor these recipients.
Green Bank employees and clients participated in the Bridgehaven Child Advocacy Center annual Purse Bingo event. More than 600 people attended the event to support Bridgehaven, whose office is in Dayton with a satellite office in Chambers county.
Bridgehaven’s mission statement is to give hope and care to the children of Liberty and Chambers counties who are victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and foster a working relationship with the government agencies of the two counties assigned to protect and defend victims. Bridgehaven is a non-profit organization that was created to help minimize the trauma associated with child abuse investigations.
Green Bank partnered with Stibbs & Co. to host a BBQ lunch at the Woodlands branch. The BBQ benefited Breast Cancer Charities of America, which focuses on educating, empowering and encouraging all women to become pro-active in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer.
Green Bank is very proud of our efforts with W.T. White High School in Dallas, where our president graduated from in 1979.
Although the school needs updates and repairs, we found once again that a school is defined by its students, what they create, and that sometimes the teachers have the most to learn.
In May 2016, we provided a first--financial literacy classes during their annual JA Career Day. A solid cross section of companies and professionals were there--healthcare providers, skilled trades, sales and the Dallas Police Department.
Something special clicked that day; our financial literacy classes were busting at the seams with engaged students. Nearly the entire senior class actively participated in way which the JA coordinator, school administrators and the volunteers who came to talk about careers had never seen. At the end of the day, we got to meet more than 300 students and our employees logged 158 community service hours.
“Linking financial literacy with career day worked really well,” said JA Community Partner Coordinator Joanne Smith. “We’ve never combined a JA day and a career day; at WTW, it’s a new event.”
Green Bank volunteers learned a lot; many of them were first-timers and had no idea what to expect. It should not have been a surprise; these special students earned more than $85,000 in college scholarship in 2015.
Bankers left raving about the experience. We’ve committed to do it again and more often as we continue to develop our community partnerships. We’ve also coined a special name for the day--JA in a Day Career Day.
The FDIC offers tips on cybersecurity for consumers. Learn more about safety precautions for internet banking or shopping, how to avoid identity theft online and the roles of banks and the government.
Keep on top of account balances by using our no-cost online banking system or by calling our 24 hour telephone banking system. Transfers between accounts can be completed (at no charge) by using one of these services as well.
Green Bank Guardian Alert
sends a text message when your debit card is used in a type of transaction that is most common in fraud cases: