Citizens Bank is Committed to Our Community!
This past Memorial Day, our employees came together for yet another great cause. Departments were separated into teams and were given the task of creating the most creative basket to be filled with goodies for the men and women who have served our country. Each team volunteered their own time and money to put the baskets together, and the local VFW also volunteered their time to act as judges and determine a winning basket. The winning team received a pizza party and of course bragging rights! In appreciation of everyone's efforts, the bank awarded all teams with an ice cream party. After judging, the baskets were delivered to the New Mexico State Veteran's Home in TorC. See the winning basket below and our staff delivering the goodies the well deserving veterans.
The winning basket
Diana Rivas, AVP of Support Services, pushes one of the veterans around the table full of goodies, while Barbara Benjamin, AVP of Credit Administration, helps another veteran.
Our local VFW judges
Our staff that helped deliver the baskets to the veterans. From left to Right: Michelle Florez, Diana Rivas, AVP of Support Services, Barbara Benjamin, AVP of Credit Administration, and Lee Ann Tooley, AVP of the TorC Branch
All the baskets on display at the Veteran's home in TorC
Money Smart Week
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High School Debit Card Donations
We are pleased to announce that due to the success of our High School Debit Card program, we were able to make donations to both LCPS and to the TorC Hot Springs Tigers. At no additonal cost to our customers, we make a donation to the school shown on your debit card with every purchase you make.
From left to right:
Back row: Jim Schapekahm, Oñate High Principal; Bobby Campos, Las Cruces High Assistant Principal; Michael Montoya, Centennial High Principal; Eric Fraass, Mayfield High Principal.
Front row: Brigitte Zigelhofer, LCPS Community Outreach Liaison; Jennifer Amis, Arrowhead Park Early College High School Principal; LCPS Superintendent Stan Rounds; George Ruth, Citizens Bank President & CEO; Maria Flores, School Board President, Rhena Phillips, Citizens Bank Marketing Officer.
Below Robert Chavez of our TorC Branch presents Dr. Craig Cummins, Superintendent of the TorC Municipal Schools with their donation.
Alameda Elementary School Ribbon Cutting
Citizens Bank was able to donate yet another sign to the Las Cruces Public Schools. The bank has previously donated signs to Jornada Elementary, Picacho Middle School, and the scoreboard at the Field of Dreams. Pictured above at the ribbon cutting ceremony are students and falculty of Alameda Elementary, school board members, and Citizens CEO Goerge Ruth, Mikko Noopila, VP, and Maria Mauricio, AVP.