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 ) Loyola Student Athletes with Loyola Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Cissy Petty, First NBC Bank President and CEO Ashton J. Ryan, Jr. and Loyola Athletic Director Brett Simpson
( Photographed from left to right) First NBC Bank Business Development Officer Ray Seamon, Chair of the Wolf Pack Athletics Campaign Committee Derby Gisclair, First NBC Bank President and CEO Ashton J. Ryan, Jr., First NBC Bank Executive Director Ed Marshall, and Loyola Development Officer Renny Simno
Loyola Sports Complex Renovations
Loyola University New Orleans announced that First NBC Bank is the donor for the upcoming renovations to their Sports Complex. First NBC Bank's President and CEO Ashton J. Ryan, Jr. presented a check to Loyola’s Director of Athletics Brett Simpson for $1.5 million toward the remodeling of the gymnasium. The project includes a new basketball and volleyball court, new bleachers, and other aesthetic improvements. The new court, named First NBC Court, will be home to the University’s men and women basketball teams, volleyball team, students, alumni, faculty, and staff. First NBC Bank is not only dedicated to collegiate students and student athletes, but also to community members in the metropolitan area who are affiliated with the school and frequently visit the sports complex on a regular basis. First NBC Court is scheduled to open its doors in 2017.
Branch Manager Gwendolyn Thibodaux Appointed to Loan Administration Board
First NBC Bank's Carondelet Branch Manager Gwendolyn Thibodaux has been named to the Loan Administration Board for the South Central Louisiana Planning and Development Commission. Thibodaux, who has extensive banking experience, represents St. Charles Parish, one of six parishes represented on the board. The highly regarded board member position requires Thibodaux to review commercial and small business loans that are backed by public funding. Thibodaux and other board members are responsible for determining whether the loans meet commission bylaws before they continue on for further review.
Executive Director Ed Marshall Among City Business’s “Ones to Watch”
First NBC Bank’s Senior Vice President and Business Development Officer Ed Marshall has been named as one of the esteemed “Ones to Watch” by New Orleans City Business. Marshall, who also serves as the Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations of First NBC Bank, is the only African American to hold this position for a multibillion-dollar financial institution in the Gulf South. The publication selected Marshall because of his commitment to numerous organizations in the metropolitan area. They include the Louisiana State University Health Science Center Foundation, Crimestoppers, Delgado Community College Foundation, Neighborhood Development Housing Foundation, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Orleans/Jefferson Gun Buy Back Program, Blessed 26 Mentoring Program, Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp for youths, and the Historic Buffalo Soldiers horse riding club, which teaches youth about African Americans who served in combat in the United States and about how to care for animals.
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.