FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” has been recognized by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies. Selected out of over 200 businesses for its leadership, workplace culture, corporate and social responsibility, innovation, and customer opinion, this is the second year in a row that FirstBank has won this prestigious award.
The award ceremony recognizing Arizona’s Most Admired Companies will be held on Sept. 12, 2019, at the JW Marriot Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, where winners will be honored with a full gala reception and dinner. Spotlight awards will also be announced at the event, highlighting companies who were particularly recognized for their contributions to a specific field. Details can be found at https://azbigmedia.com/events/most-admired-companies-2019/.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, and humbled to be named with such an impressive list of fellow winners,” said Bryce Lloyd, FirstBank’s Market President in Arizona. “FirstBank’s ongoing dedication to doing what’s right for our customers, communities, and employees continues to guide our decisions on a daily basis. This award is a testament that our foundation of “banking for good” belief worth living by.”
Partnering with the Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits, FirstBank started Arizona Gives Day in 2013. Since then, the bank has invested nearly $1 million to spur donations. The 24-hour online giving program has revolutionized fundraising, making it easier, low cost and efficient for community organizations to raise money fast. The bank’s support – which includes funding, advertising and more – has enabled Arizona Gives Day to grow its presence, helping the one day campaign raise more than $17 million since its inception.
The company has also donated over $65 million since 2000 and gives employees two days paid time off to support charities their passionate about, translating to thousands of volunteer hours each year. In addition, FirstBank provides employees: stock ownership, tuition reimbursement, gym/health service allowances and more.
For more information on how FirstBank strives to benefit its customers, communities, and employees, visit efirstbank.com/bankingforgood.
FirstBank began providing banking services in Colorado in 1963. Today, the bank maintains more than $19 billion in assets and operates more than 115 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank offers a variety of checking accounts, savings accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, and a full range of commercial banking services, including financing, treasury management and deposit accounts. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a leader in corporate philanthropy, contributing more than $65 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The company is also unique in that a large portion of its stock is owned by management and employees, giving all employees a financial stake in the bank’s success through its Employee Stock Ownership Program. For more information, visit www.efirstbank.com.