Employee Volunteer Spotlight: Rob Crosby, Banker & Denver Youth Mentor

Rob Crosby – Asst. VP, Commercial Banker
Citywide Banks team member since 1998/2010
Age: 40
Married, with two children aged 5 and 8
Philosophy: “Do your best at whatever you do, and the outcome will be positive.”

When Rob Crosby began taking 10-year-old Jacob out to ice cream a year ago, the Denver boy was mainly quiet with his mentor.

It took a year of bowling and hanging out for Jacob, the child of a single mother, to open up. “Today, he tells me stuff,” Crosby says. “Important stuff, the kind of stuff that a kid says in conversation that would shock a lot of people.”

For this Citywide Banks commercial banker, being a trusted mentor – and a good listener to troubled children, is one of the most important ways to help people.

“Kids that come from difficult situations probably need more help than anybody,” Crosby continued. “You just need to be there for them.”

This belief is why, during an earlier period of his career, Crosby served as a volunteer with the Waterfront Rescue Mission in Florida. And also why Crosby today serves as treasurer and finance chairman for the Colorado chapter of Boys Hope Girls Hope.

Boys Hope Girls Hope is a national organization that provides private tuition and placement in a nurturing family-style group home, and mentorship and guidance for promising children with difficult home lives. Crosby’s banking skills and experience reviewing spreadsheets made him a natural fit.

It helps that the bank encourages volunteering. “They just basically said, ‘get involved in doing something outside of the bank that helps people,’” Crosby says.

Still – this isn’t about changing the world. It’s about something else, Crosby explains.

“I’m not doing it to make a difference. I’m doing it because it’s the right thing.”

About Working at Citywide Banks
“I am in my second stint as a commercial banker with Citywide Banks having left previously only to move closer to my family,” added Crosby. “Citywide is a family owned community driven bank that truly cares about people and employees. Citywide’s commitment to community and employees is unquestioned. Citywide has many employees that have worked for the organization for over 20 years. I personally feel like part of the “family” as opposed to just another employee. I think a lot of people feel the same way. Citywide’s commitment to helping the community is amazing. Where other’s talk about it, Citywide is doing it. I am thankful every day to have the opportunity to work for Citywide, especially during these very difficult economic times.”

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