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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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Green Bankers partner with Rebuilding Together Houston

April 10, 2017

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga on the Meadow with Nora's Home

 

 

 

Green Bank Volunteer of the Year 2016

March 3, 2017

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

Black History Month-Plano TX

February 23, 2017

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.

       

                  

    

Pine Shadow Retreat Presents Charter to Green Bank

  

 

January 31, 2017

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. 

Houston & Dallas MLK Events

MLK Day, 2017

HOUSTON 

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! 

  

 

 

 

DALLAS

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 breaskfast 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 Bank Attends Dallas Event Honoring Women in Business

November 29, 2016

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.

Click here to learn more about the WBE Hall of Fame.

  

Green Bank Sponsors Harris County Sheriff's Office Foundation Annual Sharpshooters Event

October 13, 2016

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.

Click here to learn more about the Harris County Sheriff's Office Foundation.

Plano Green Banker Participates in Texas Mezzanine Fund Shareholders Meeting

November 3, 2016

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:

  • Promote, stimulate, develop and advance the business, prosperity, employment and economic welfare of distressed and underserved communities throughout the state of Texas by providing financing to businesses and other enterprises;
  • Encourage and assist through loans, investments and other business transactions, an increase in the number of minority-owned businesses and the rehabilitation and expansion of existing businesses;
  • Improve, through the cooperative efforts of shareholder financial institutions and others, employment and business opportunities for residents of distressed communities.

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.

Click here to learn more about the Texas Mezzanine Fund.

 

 

Houston Green Bankers Work with Rebuilding Together to Make Home Improvements for Local Resident

October 28, 2016

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. 

 

  

 

  

  

 

Drop Off Your Heart Walk Funds at Our Woodlands Branch

Shades of Emerald-Green Bank Supports College Scholarships in Plano

October 15, 2016

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 Sponsors Local Dental Fair in Houston Community

Green Bank Sponsors Houston's Greater Northside Chamber Workshop to Explore Business Opportunities

Cleveland Bankers Support Bridgehaven Child Advocacy Center at Bingo Event

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.  

Click here to learn more about Bridgehaven.

Green Bank Hosts BBQ to Benefit Breast Cancer Charities of America

BBQ Lunch

June 10, 2016

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 Bankers Lead Junior Achievement in a Day Career Day

May 25, 2016

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.

    

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