2015 Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist 1st Source Bank

2015 Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist 1st Source Bank

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On December 1, 2015, winners of the 2015 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards will be announced at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit in Oakland, CA. In this series of posts, I’ll introduce you to people and ideas behind the ten most effective employee volunteer programs in our family of corporate clients, determined by performance against four benchmark measures in 2014.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 3:40pm

What makes your employee volunteer program special?

Being volunteer leaders in the community has been one of 1st Source’s principal values since its founding in 1863. The bank’s colleagues are very committed to giving back to the community and they volunteered more than 25,000 hours in 2014. Additionally, 1st Source Bank and the 1stSource Foundation contributed more than $1.4 million to community projects in 2014.

What impact has your program had on your office or company as a whole?

1st Source colleagues have made a big impact on the community by mentoring children, building homes for families in need, serving on nonprofit boards, and many other volunteer efforts. This past year in particular, employees helped low-income individuals file their income taxes through the VITA program with the United Way, they collected food for those in need, and they participated in fundraising walks and events across the 17 counties the bank serves.

What is a volunteer-related accomplishment that you’re especially proud of?

1st Source again participated in Junior Achievements’ JA in a Day, in which nearly 30 bankers volunteered their time to teach financial education to 300 kindergarten – 4th grade students at Warren Primary Center in South Bend. It was a great experience for bank employees and the students alike.

Stay tuned for more finalist profiles in the coming weeks, and announcement of the winners on December 1, 2015 during the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit.