As a locally-owned community bank, First Southwest Bank believes it’s important to invest in local community organizations. Often this is through our small business lending programs, however it’s just as important to sponsor local events and donate to local organizations. We encourage you to support your local community too, by heading to these events next month and learning more about the community groups near you.
This month, we are proud to be supporting:
- SCAPE Showcase on September 10th — for the launching of new innovative businesses followed by a networking social with area entrepreneurs and investors, at Fort Lewis College. [Durango]
- Montezuma Stand Down for Veterans on September 20th — a one-day job and health fair for veterans in Montezuma and the surrounding areas. [Cortez]
- 2019 Stephanie L. Miner Walk on September 21st — a fundraiser supporting the brand new 3-D mammography unit at the SLV Regional Medical Center. [San Luis Valley]
- 25th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival from 9/21-9/22 — a downtown art show and market supporting nonprofit and local artists. [Durango]
- Oktobrüfest on September 28th — featuring brews, food and live music. [San Luis Valley]
- The Men MC Annual Toy Run on September 28th — collects toys for kids this Christmas. [Cortez]
In addition to sponsoring these great community events, we regularly make donations to organizations in our communities doing great work.
This month we are donating to:
- Community Foundation of SLV which has a mission of “The Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley strengthens and enriches the region through engaged philanthropy, thoughtful grantmaking, strategic planning, and collaborative leadership.”
- ASU Foundation Grizzly Club with a mission of “Athletic Excellence at the Top of the Nation!”
- Kiwanis Club of Alamosa whose mission is “The Kiwanis Club of Alamosa is a club of Kiwanis International. We are a community service organization with an emphasis on serving the needs of kids. We're people like you, friends, neighbors, volunteers who want to make a difference.”