Liz Smokowski, Kara Pappas, and Carrie Brackenridge of Longmont Humane Society accept $5,000 donation from Citywide Banks Boulder employees after winning the bank’s social media contest.
Citywide Banks awarded the Longmont Humane Society a $5,000 donation today at the bank’s Boulder offices. The nonprofit beat out six other Colorado charities to win the top donation in the recent Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest. Employees at the Boulder and Downtown Denver branches were responsible for nominating the Longmont Humane Society for the contest. Employees celebrated today at a special lunch with members of the animal shelter, including Liz Smokowski, executive director, Kara Pappas, director of development, and Carrie Brackenridge, communication & outreach manager.
“Longmont Humane Society is proud to be a great resource to our community and grateful for the support and partnership we have from the public and Citywide Banks,” commented Smokowski. “Together, we are saving lives.”
“Congrats to the Longmont Humane Society and our thanks for all they do for our animal friends,” stated Steve Ebner, marketing director at Citywide Banks. “Our local community is blessed with so many inspiring organizations making a difference. Our hope is that more people are now aware of Longmont Humane Society, its mission, and how to continue supporting it as we move forward.”
Longmont Humane Society is a nonprofit animal shelter dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of companion animals. Whether it’s sheltering lost or homeless animals, providing low-cost veterinary care, or offering behavior training, the shelter offers passionate care for the 4,000 animals that come through their facility every year.
The organization says the $5,000 donation will go toward its Now & Forever Campaign, which seeks to raise the $2.2 million debt remaining on the loan on its facility. Watch the video below to learn more about the Now & Forever Campaign. Check out the full spotlight article on Longmont Humane Society at Denver-business-bank.com. Also, visit www.LongmontHumane.org for information on ways to donate your time or money.
The Next Charity Hand-Up Contest
Watch for an announcement this Fall about the next Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest. For more information about Citywide’s ongoing commitment to Colorado-based charities, please visit www.CitywideBanks.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
A great way to help protect yourself from identity theft is to shred financial documents that are no longer needed. As a free, community service, Citywide Banks is hosting its final shredding event of the season at its Mississippi branch this Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. The branch is located near I-225 and Mississippi in Aurora at 13731 E. Mississippi Avenue in Aurora. […]
Criminals have created yet another trick to scam vulnerable individuals out of their money. This time, it is college students and other millennials that are the primary targets. It’s called “Card Cracking” or “Card Popping.” It can occur in a variety of scenarios. The most common case involves a fraudster reaching out to an individual with an enticing plea for help to cash a check in return for some quick cash. The account holder is then convinced to give the scammer their debit card or reveal bank account credentials, enabling the scammer to deposit a fake check and make an immediate withdrawal. The account holder is then instructed to report the debit card stolen in return for cash — making him or her a criminal accomplice and subject to prosecution. […]
For the third straight year, Citywide Banks sponsored the EverFi (TM) financial literacy program for students at Arrupe Jesuit High School in Denver. This week, more than 85 graduating seniors were certified in the program that aims to better prepare young adults to effectively manage money and avoid the pitfalls of financial debt. Citywide Banks has partnered with EverFi to bring the financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the school. […]
Citywide Banks has teamed with the Colorado Golf Foundation for the fourth-straight year to present the nonprofit’s 2015 Fundraising Tournament on May 28th at the CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. The money raised will help fund youth programs at the foundation, including the Solich Caddie and Leadership Academy and CommonGround’s community partnership activities. The programs supported by the Colorado Golf Foundation primarily target underprivileged kids in metro Denver communities. […]
Citywide Banks was the presenting sponsor and matching donor for Aurora Mental Health Center’s 2015 Spring Benefit held on May 1, 2015. The event raised $12,546, which will go to Aurora Youth Options (AYO), an offshoot program of Aurora Mental Health Center focused on youth mentoring and family engagement activities. The proceeds raised at the event includes a special donation matching fund created by Citywide Banks. […]
May 1st, 2015 | By Kevin Hubbard, Citywide Banks | Category: Bank News
As a reminder, beginning May 2, 2015, Citywide Banks will no longer offer drive-up teller service on Saturdays at any of its branch locations. Night drops and ATMs remain available 24 hours a day. Additionally, the bank continues to offer a full spectrum of online banking services including its Remote Deposit Anywhere as part of the Mobile OnlineOption(TM) app. Existing operating hours continue unchanged during the weekdays. Full Citywide Banks branch information is available at http://www.citywidebanks.com/colorado/bank-locations.html. For additional assistance, please call Customer Service at 303-365-3650. […]
Longmont Humane Society edged out six other Colorado nonprofits to rally the most votes in Citywide Banks $8,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest. The 21-day Facebook contest raised awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. Longmont Humane Society will receive a $5,000 cash donation from the bank, while runner-up, EarthLinks, will receive $1,000. An additional $1,500 in donations will be split among the other nominees based on final vote standings. Aurora Mental Health Center will receive an extra $500 donation for growing its Facebook network the most during the contest. […]
The final days for the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest are here, and the race for $8,000 in donations is very close. All seven nominated Colorado nonprofits will get a donation, and one will receive $5,000. The amount depends on rallying supporters to vote on Facebook and share the contest with friends, coworkers, and family. More votes means more critical funds for the nonprofit. See below on how each nominee plans to spend the money if they win the top $5,000 donation. The contest will end at midnight on April 30th. […]
Citywide Banks and the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) have partnered to launch a three-year grassroots campaign to educate Latinos and others about the importance of philanthropy and investing in our local community. Using the classic coin collecting container, the “piggy bank,” LCFC and Citywide Banks want to educate and engage the Latino community in philanthropy by encouraging families and individuals to save money in their piggy banks. Then, at the end of the year, the goal is to donate those funds to a Colorado charity of their choice. Using a piggy bank helps to break the myths that philanthropy is only for the rich and older people and helps inspire involvement from people of all ages that might otherwise shy away from giving to their community. […]
Citywide Banks is joining Innovest Portfolio Solutions, Colorado Uplift, Seeds of Hope, and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy to present a unique breakfast event on May 7, 2015. The event will explore collaborations between stakeholders trying to solve issues facing urban education. Presenters include Gabe Trujillo from Colorado Uplift, Elias Moo from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy and Natalie Mesko from Seeds of Hope. The event will take place at 7:30am at Maggianos in the Denver Tech Center. Space is very limited. Those interested in attending can RSVP to Whitney Wilkinson at 303-694-1900 ext. 331. […]
Now through midnight on April 30, 2015, Citywide Banks is hosting its Charity Hand-Up Contest to raise awareness and give away $8,000 in donations to seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. The community is invited to participate by voting for a nominee on Facebook and sharing their support through social media. The charity that receives the most votes will receive a $5,000 cash donation from Citywide Banks. An additional $2,500 in donations will be split between the other nominees based on final vote standings. A bonus $500 donation will go to the charity that increases their Facebook followers the most. The public can enter to win several prizes by participating. […]
The days leading up to April 15 – tax deadline day – are often vulnerable ones for consumers, as W-2 statements and tax returns containing their personal information circulate over the internet and through the mail. […]
The mission of the Denver Health Foundation (DHF) is to support Denver Health Medical Center’s quest to make Denver the healthiest community in the United States. The hospital system cares for one out of every three Denverites, ranks first in survival among 117 academic medical centers nationally, and is home to the only academic level one trauma center in the Rocky Mountain region. Last year, Denver Health provided more than $380 million in uncompensated care to its patients. […]
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