Community involvement is an integral part of First NBC Bank. Our bank’s philosophy is that the company is only as good as the communities and people it serves. We know that New Orleans and the metropolitan area can only grow when private and public partnerships are in motion. In our six years of operation, we are proud to say that First NBC Bank has taken a lead role among financial institutions to help rebuild and revitalize the communities it serves following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. That commitment can be seen in numerous buildings and companies that make up the geographical landscape. It is also reflected in our efforts to provide decent, affordable housing for low-to-moderate income residents and to improving the local education system beginning with the area’s first Early Childhood Development Program.
In addition to the Bank’s financial support, Bank employees play a huge role in improving communities where we do business. From raising money for finding a cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma to assisting the Red Cross in providing shelter for neighbors that have lost their homes due to catastrophic conditions, Bank employees are lending a hand. Employees volunteer their own time (many with their families) to make a difference in the lives of others.
To know about First NBC Bank’s community involvement, contact the Bank’s Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing/Public Relations, Ed Marshall, at (504) 671-3567 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are a few of the community programs and projects that First NBC Bank supports:
- New Orleans Early Childhood Learning Center
- New Orleans Crime Summit “Saving our Boys”
- Kedila Family Learning Center & Youthbuild Program
- Neighborhood Development Foundation Homeownership Initiative
- Just Willing Foundation
- Freret Market Place
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Food Bank (West Bank)
- Gulf Coast Companion Animal Relief Program
- Crescent City Classic
- LA/SPCA Walk
- French Quarter Festival
- March of Dimes Walk
- Cystic Fibrosis Walk
- Jr. Achievement Bowl-A-Thon
- Metro Center for Women and Children
- Christmas in August Food Bank Drive
- Breast Cancer Walk
- NO/AIDS Task Force Walk
- Light the Night - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Doll & Toy Fundraiser for needy children
- Diabetes Step Out
- New Orleans Greek Fest
First NBC Bank Continues Efforts To Assist In Fight Against Crime
First NBC Bank continues its efforts as a community partner in the local fight to curb crime. The Bank is the title sponsor of this year's Stake Out For Justice luncheon sponsored by the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF). Speaking to the standing room only gathering, First NBC Bank President & CEO Ashton J. Ryan Jr. said the NOPJF believes in making New Orleans a safer place to live, work, and visit. "We understand that the NOPJF is working to provide police officers with enhanced equipment to better their performance and safety. While we cannot be with them on the street, we can assist in making sure they are properly equipped by supporting the NOPJF financially." added Ryan.
Photographed from left to right: Louis Ballero (First NBC Bank SVP), Council Member Jared Brossett, and Sr. Director of Youth Academy Development Darrell Miller
First NBC Bank Helps Urban Youth Academy
First NBC Bank continues its commitment to improving the community by donating nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the Urban Youth Academy through its major league baseball initiative. A major partner of the academy, First NBC Bank presented the organization a check for $244,000 in support of its mission at the historic Wesley Barrow Stadium where free, year-round baseball and softball instruction are provided along with educational and baseball vocational programming for more than 2,500 young people from underserved and urban communities throughout South Louisiana. The academy’s unique program taps into the expertise of former professional baseball players to instruct, mentor and serve as role models for our youth. The program also focuses on after-school homework assistance, sports law, broadcasting, field maintenance, umpiring, and scouting clinics.
Photographed from left to right: Calais Waring, President of YLC, and Ed Marshall, First NBC Bank Director of Public Relations
Wednesday at the Square
The popular spring concert series Wednesday at the Square is in full swing at Lafayette Square across from Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue. Food and drink sales at the free music series, Sponsored by First NBC Bank, benefit the Young Leadership Council and its projects to foster leadership skills in young professionals and improve the quality of life in the Greater New Orleans area. Musicians take to the stage every Wednesday evening from five to eight p.m. through June 1st. Some of the names appearing in concert are the Bucktown All-stars, Amanda Shaw, Kermit Ruffins, and Marcia Ball.
Director Blake Jones throws first pitch to begin the First NBC Cup
Photographed: Director Joseph Toomy (Center) presents First NBC Cup to Tulane Baseball team
Tulane Recaptures First NBC Bank Cup
Tulane Green Wave Baseball has reclaimed the prestigious First NBC Bank Cup from UNO’s Privateers. UNO outscored the Green Wave in the first game of the series but Tulane came back in the second and deciding game in the cross-town rivalry with a score of five to two. It was the Green Wave’s 600th win at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. The game’s ceremonial first pitch was thrown by First NBC Bank Director Blake Jones while the trophy was presented to Tulane by First NBC Bank Director Joseph Toomy.
June 1, 2016 marked the beginning of this year’s hurricane season along the Gulf Coast. First NBC Bank wants its clients and employees to be prepared in the event a hurricane sets its sights on the River Region.
Officials advise signing up for internet banking services prior to a storm is a good way to have access to your money if you have to relocate to another town or city. Disaster preparedness authorities also recommend that residents prepare a safety kit which should include important documents, medical records and insurance information. They also recommend having a battery operated radio, flashlight, protective clothing, and some cash on hand during an emergency situation.