Broadway Bank Care Corps increases good works in the community in 2015

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March 30, 2016
Passionately committed to serving  communities through good works, the Broadway Bank Care Corps proudly lives out the founders’ 75-year mission of giving back to those in need. Care Corps actively seeks out ways to help families and individuals throughout the many communities where they live and work. In 2015, Care Corps had an even greater reach and impact than in previous years. 
 
“Being well-organized and committed to doing good really can make a difference. As soon as news broke of the devastating floods in Wimberley, our Care Corps volunteers stepped in to clear debris and offer relief,” said Jim Goudge, Broadway Bank chairman and CEO.
 
Different crews of Care Corps volunteers kept returning for several weekends during the summer led by Broadway Bank Wimberley market manager, LuAnn Long. Broadway Bank customers were among the displaced residents they helped after the flood. 
 
“We continue to offer our support to Wimberley and all the communities whose residents every day remind us of why it is so important to truly be a part of making our hometowns better places and always looking to help those most in need,” said Goudge.
 
In 2015, 63 percent of Broadway Bank employees worked together to benefit 138 charitable projects. Altogether, that’s 13,561 hours these employees donated of their valuable time, at a dollar value of $312,852.27.  Leveraging the impact of the volunteer hours, Broadway Bank corporate contributions were more than $652,000 through approximately 668 separate donations to 454 local community organizations. These donations benefit a great variety of causes, ranging from healthcare organizations, school districts, education and youth programs, to civic organizations, local arts programs, social services, community enrichment organizations and many more.
 
 This year, Broadway Bank celebrates 75 Years of Good, honoring the legacy of giving back that all began in 1941 when Col. Charles E. Cheever Sr. and Elizabeth “Betty” Cheever opened the doors of Broadway Bank. 
 
“With a continued gratitude for the customers and communities that have helped us remain stable and strong, our Care Corps takes the lead in giving back and we look forward to another 75 years of being here for good,” said Jeannette Flores Westbrook, Senior Vice President Broadway Bank Community Reinvestment Manager.
 
Flores Westbrook also leads the Care Corps, which has grown into a well-recognized organization in all the communities where Broadway Bank operates.  
 
Scholarships of $2,000 each were awarded to five students currently attending local universities.  Through the Broadway Bank Stuff The Bus program, employees collected 2,724 pounds of school supplies and more than $4,000 in monetary donations for local children. Our employee mentors worked with at-risk youth one-on-one through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and the San Antonio Youth Literacy Reading Buddy Program.
 
To learn more about the Broadway Bank Care Corps program, visit us online at broadwaybank.com or like us at facebook.com/broadwaybank.

About Broadway Bank
Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full-range of sophisticated financial services, including personal banking, private banking, military banking, business banking and wealth management. With more than $3 billion in total assets, the highly rated Bank operates 39 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding areas. Visit the Broadway Bank website at broadwaybank.com for more information.
 
 
Contact:
Deyanira Rossell, Corp. Communication Officer
(210) 283-6537