Friday, January 10, 2014
IBC Bank Shares Cheer With Oklahoma City Family
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - January 10, 2014 - IBC Bank brought the spirit of the season to the Oklahoma City community through its employee-driven It’s a Brighter Christmas program. This holiday season, bank employees raised funds to adopt a family for Christmas through the Putnam City Foundation. The generous employee donations, which were matched by the bank, provided enough funds to reach more families than initially expected. With the extra money, employees were able to shop for and donate gifts to Positive Tomorrows, a private, tuition-free elementary school that meets the educational and social service needs of homeless children and their families.
An extension of the bank’s “We Do More” philosophy, the company began this corporate-wide initiative in 1995 as a way to help deserving families and children enjoy the holidays. Though the bank’s Employee Advisory Board champions the program, every employee is encouraged to become involved in his or her own way.
“Although IBC Bank-Oklahoma is committed to serving community efforts year round, the holidays provide a special opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those most in need this time of the year,” IBC Bank-Oklahoma President & CEO Tom Travis said. “The two organizations we selected for this year’s It’s a Brighter Christmas are unique, providing children and families with hope and support, and IBC Bank is proud to support the organizations’ continued work in the greater Oklahoma City area.”
Beyond It’s a Brighter Christmas, IBC Bank tailors its community outreach year round to meet the most pressing needs of the local area through its Employee Advisory Board (EAB). This unique organization, which exists in every IBC Bank market throughout Oklahoma and Texas, encourages the bank’s more than 3,000 employees and officers to engage in community service and civic involvement to better the communities the bank serves.
IBC Bank–Oklahoma is a division of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), an $11.6 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 216 facilities and more than 320 ATMs serving 88 communities in Oklahoma and Texas. IBC Bank–Oklahoma has been serving the Sooner State since 2004 and has a retail branch network of 52 locations. More information is available at www.ibc.com. Visit us on our YouTube channel,IBCBankWeDoMore. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION.