Volunteers Helping Fellow Nevadans
In 2017, bank volunteers helped a total of 121 organizations in cities and towns across the state.
One of Nevada State Bank’s Core Values is Community, and every year, the Bank takes time to celebrate the contributions its colleagues make to their communities in the form of volunteering. In 2017, Bank volunteers helped a total of 121 organizations in cities and towns across the state: nonprofits dedicated to finding cures for diseases, assisting the homeless, feeding the hungry, and many other worthy causes.
“This summer, we’ll celebrate our volunteers with award luncheons in both northern and southern Nevada, recognizing the time and effort they give to help others,” said Terry Shirey, President and CEO of Nevada State Bank. “Community is one of the Bank’s eight Core Values because it recognizes the importance of helping Nevadans in the communities where we live and work.”
Nevada State Bank is especially dedicated to helping increase financial literacy in Nevada’s children and adults. It demonstrates its commitment to this goal by encouraging colleagues to teach lessons to students in Nevada schools in conjunction with Junior Achievement. They also volunteer at social service agencies, teaching the agencies’ clients the basics of money management, budgeting, and safe use of credit.
“Nevada State Bank’s colleagues have a strong commitment to providing financial literacy to community organizations and schools,” said Drew Zidzik. “These relationships aim to help people learn to live within their means and make better choices concerning their money. We are always looking for opportunities for our colleagues to increase the community’s financial literacy.” Zidzik is the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) Program and Compliance Manager for Zions Bancorporation, the parent company of Nevada State Bank.
From branch staff, to business banking officers, to treasury management sales and back-office support personnel, colleagues in every line of business and department live the Bank’s Core Value of Community through individual and group volunteering efforts.
Jill Bell, SVP/HR Director at the Bank, explained that volunteering offers benefits to the Bank and its colleagues as well as to the community. “While the Bank encourages everyone to volunteer, our leaders are turning this giving opportunity into teambuilding events,” she said. “Marketing hands out shoes to children through Goodie Two Shoes, the Human Resources team designs signs for Make a Wish, and many of us come together to teach at JA in a Day through Junior Achievement. When your entire team is volunteering together and helping a non-profit organization in its mission to improve our community, it’s an opportunity to work hard, laugh, and be thankful for all that we have. The feeling that you get from volunteering, and multiplying that by doing it together as a team, is a huge driver of colleague engagement. When we feel like our company cares enough not only to give back to our community in dollars, but also to allow us to give our time during ‘regular business hours’ and as a team, it gives us great pride personally and for the organization for which we work.”
“For nearly 60 years, Nevada State Bank has helped develop and support Nevada communities, and our volunteers play a key role in helping the Bank be a good corporate citizen,” said Shirey. “We’re happy to celebrate them for all they do each day to help improve the lives of their fellow Nevadans.”
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