Finishing 11 percent over last year’s goal, more than $5,500 was raised by First Bank staff for United Way partner agencies in Manatee County during the 2013 Annual United Way Employee Campaign throughout October.
“I want to thank our employees who made this campaign such a success,” said Anne Lee, First Bank President of Florida Retail Banking and United Way of Manatee County Campaign Chairperson. “It really is another testament of their giving and generous community spirit.”
First Bank also continued with the tradition of the “Plus 1 Club,” an initiative that allows employees to contribute a dollar more per pay period than last year. For each additional dollar contributed, employees had their names entered into a special drawing for prizes.
First Bank has always been a huge supporter of the United Way with employee campaigns going on in all four states where the bank has branch locations. Recently, the corporate campaign raised almost $155,000.
First Bank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the country with $6.23 billion in assets and 130 locations in Florida, Illinois, California, and Missouri.