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Citizens Bank of Las Cruces, Genuine Hometown Banking
longtime friends smiling at coffee shop

Community Involvement

Out of the Darkness Walk 2022

Citizens Bank employees came together this weekend for the Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All together, the Citizens Bank Team donated $930 to the cause and was recognized at the event as the business with the most donations.

Adopt a Highway

Citizens Bank adopted its first Highway! We are now the proud caretakers of Highway 70 Frontage Road/Bataan Memorial from mile markers 150-153, which is near our soon to be Sonoma Branch. The team is committed to beautify our portion of the highway. 


High School Debit Card Program

Jed Fanning, President & CEO presented the 2021 donation check of $25,436.80 in support of the High School Debit Card Program at the Las Cruces Public School Board meeting. Since the program's inception in 2014, the Bank has been able to contribute over $159,000. Thank you to our customers and the community who proudly use their high school debit cards. The program wouldn't be successful without your support!

2022 Truth or Consequences Community Shred Day

The TorC Shred Day was a TON of fun! 8.5 tons of shred to be exact! Thanks to American Document Services for your partnership! Also thank you to the City of TorC for the use of your recycle bins!

2022 Las Cruces Community Shred Day

Thanks for taking part in our Annual Shred Day and helping to minimize the risk of identity theft within the Community. A special thank you to American Document Services for providing the shredding services and Your Country 103.9 KGRT for helping to get the word out!

2022 Community Shred Days


Reflecting on 2021


2021 Food and Toy Donations

The team of Citizens Bank came together to help those in need during the holiday season. Food drives were hosted for Casa de Peregrinos & the Kelly Center for Hunger Relief in El Paso and a toy drive was held to benefit La Casa, Inc.
Thank you to everyone who participated to help brighten the season for those in our community.

Bulletin's Best of The Mesilla Valley - 2022


2021 Debit Card Donation - T or C

Citizens Bank makes quarterly donations based on customer usage of Hot Springs High Debit Card. Since the onset of COVID $12,691.55 has been donated with a grand total since inception of $32,320.35. This special debit card is of no cost to the customer who use them. With every swipe/transaction that the customer makes the bank donates a predetermined amount, currently set a $.05 per swipe on the customer’s behalf. We are proud of the school districts partnership and the strong support of the community. Superintendent, Dr. Chanell Segura accepts the 2021 3rd quarter check from Lee Ann Tooley, VP/T or C Branch Manager.

2021 Community Shred Day - Las Cruces

At last, Citizens Bank held its overdue Annual Shred Day today to help minimize the risk of identity theft within the Community. Every day, trashcans are filled with personal information like credit and debit receipts, credit card statements, paycheck stubs and medical bills. All the things a thief would want and need to do their job well! If you missed the chance to protect your information and your identity, we will be shredding again in TorC next Wednesday, Sept. 15th from 11-1pm. A special thank you to American Document Services for providing the shredding services and Your Country 103.9 KGRT for helping to get the word out!
citizens bank staff, KGRT, and American document services work the shred day event in las cruces

2021 Mudd Volleyball Tournament

Citizens Bank had a blast this weekend at the Mudd for Matches Volleyball Tournament! We would like to give a huge shout out to Big Brothers Big Sisters for organizing this event to help ignite and empower the potential of youth!
staff of citizens bank playing Mudd Volleyball

High School Debit Card Program

Thank you to our customers and their support of the High School Debit Card Program! In 2020, Citizens Bank was able to donate $23,965 to the Las Cruces Public Schools and $6,183 to Hot Springs High School in T or C. Since the program's inception in 2014 Citizens Bank has been able to donate over $139,000 to our local high schools.
Jed Fanning and Rhena Phillips present LCPS with donation check. Socially distanced and masked.

Back The Blue

Citizens Bank of Las Cruces showed their support for the family of Officer Darian Jarrott by designating February 17th to Back the Blue for the fallen hero. The Bank sold blue ribbons within its seven branches and was able to raise $3,962. Thank you for your service Office Jarrott, and may you rest in peace.
socially distanced and masked pictures of bank staff in black shirts with blue ribbons.

Reflecting On 2020

Reflecting On 2020. Supporting Our Community Was Our Best Achievement. Graphic lists off multiple items


Thank You For Your Support

Thanks for the confidence you've placed in us! Our Board of Directors, Officers, and Staff, wish to thank the community for your continued support and loyalty. We’re honored to have been selected #1 by the Bulletin’s Best Of The Mesilla Valley in four categories: 
Best Bank
Best Financial Institution
Best Locally Owned Business
Best Mortgage/Home Lender
This is a fitting tribute for our Bank’s 50th Year Anniversary Celebration.


Thank You Healthcare Heroes!

Citizens Bank is out spreading holiday cheer! The team assembled and delivered over 1,000 care packages to recognize and give thanks to those providing healthcare to our communities during this challenging time. In addition, our team delivered poinsettias to local organizations and was able to donate $2,000 to the El Paso Children's Hospital at the Love and Joy Telethon held on Friday, December 11th. Thank you healthcare heroes for everything that you do!
collage of staff from Citizens and hospital staff with goodie bags

Teacher Supply Drive

Citizens Bank loves our community! Our employees recently worked to raise $850 for Families & Youth Inc. to support their Teacher Supplies Drive as a way to thank our area teachers for their commitment and dedication.
Bank staff poses with volunteers from Families And Youth Inc with a large check

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

My Community. My Bank. Citizen Bank responded quickly to the Small Business Administration
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) which provides assistance
for small businesses to keep their workforce employed during the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As a certified SBA lender our experienced
team members were able to help save thousands of
local jobs at over 500 small businesses in multiple communities.
Since our doors opened 50 years ago, Citizens Bank has served
our communities through both times of prosperity and of economic
difficulty. Citizens Bank is proud to support our communities
and offer our years of financial experience. We know that
now, more than ever, a local community bank is invaluable in
helping the people we serve.
If COVID-19 has negatively impacted your business, and you
need financial assistance, we are here to help.

Citizens Bank and "Together Las Cruces"

Together Las Cruces logo    Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico logo
 
Citizens Bank is proud to be a supporter and contributor to the “Together Las Cruces” fund setup to assist the Las Cruces community in response to COVID-19

With the recent state mandates impacting the lives of many families in our Las Cruces community, especially those in the tourism and hospitality fields, a group of local restauranteurs, business owners, and philanthropists have come together to offer aid during this uncertain time. The Together Las Cruces fund will be managed and administered by the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and will help support a grant to qualifying Dona Ana country residents who have been laid off or furloughed, or have experienced a significant loss of income as a result of the state’s executive order. To launch the fund, local businesses and donors have committed $125,000 dollars for the effort. Funds will be awarded in the amount of $100-$500, based on the applying individuals’ needs.

For additional information regarding this fund call 575-521-4794.

Together Las Cruces fund will be managed and administered by the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic. The fund will be managed and awarded through a volunteer committee. For questions, email the CFSNM director of impact and outreach at jordan@cfsnm.org.

High School Debit Card Program

Thanks to our customers and their support of the High School Debit Card Program, in 2019 Citizens Bank was able to donate $25,702 to the Las Cruces Public Schools and $5,436 to Hot Springs High School in T or C. Since the program's inception in 2014 Citizens Bank has been able to donate over $109,000 to our local high schools.

staff of Citizens Bank pose with LCPS school board and large check for donation

Lee Ann Tooley delivers check to Hot Springs HS

Stuffed Animal Drive

Citizens Bank employees held a stuffed animal drive to benefit the Las Cruces Lions Club. These stuffed animals are handed out to children from Dona Ana County when in need of comfort in courtrooms or other situations with law enforcement.
Volunteers holding donated stuffed animals

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Citizens Bank comes together to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month by wearing purple on Wednesday’s. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. Unfortunately, New Mexico is one of the highest ranked states for incidents and cases, let’s come together to raise awareness and take a stand.

If you or someone you know needs help, it’s time to #takeastand and #breakthecycle. There are resources to help victims. The National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-800-799-7233, chat online at their website, or contact local authorities. You may also visit https://www.breakthecycle.org/ or https://nomore.org/ for more information or assistance

brank staff posing in purple shirts

Celebrating 1 Year Of Full Service

Our El Paso Branch has been open as a full service location for one year! Thank you El Paso!
El Paso staff posing in branch

2019 Teacher Baskets

Employees of Citizens Bank came together and donated items to local teachers. Thank you teachers for all that you do!
Citizens Bank staff and teachers stand in two different photos with donated supplies in front


2019 Pet Supply Drive

Employees of Citizens Bank came together and items for Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary and Action Program for Animals.
collage of donated items for pet food drive with bank staff

2019 Community Shred Day - T or C

The TorC Community Shred Day was a success even with a little rain! Thanks to American Document Services for your partnership! Also thank you to the City of TorC for the use of your recycle bins!
collage of bank staff and ads staff helping with the t or c shred day

2019 Community Shred Day - Las Cruces

Another Community Shred Day gone with the wind! Thank you to American Document Services and Your Country 103.9 KGRT for your help in making this event a success.
bank staff and ADS staff holding a bank banner in front of a shred truck

Supporting Aggie Basketball

In support of the Aggie Men's Basketball team, members of staff wore their Aggie gear. Go Aggies!
pictures of staff wearing aggie gear

Sonoma Elementary Marquee

Thank you to everyone that helped commemorate the new Sonoma Elementary school marquee at the ribbon cutting celebration on 1/30/19. We are proud to be a part of such a great community!

collage of sonoma ranch elementary marquee sign ribbon cutting with students and staff

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