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Release Date: July 23, 2018
First National Bank Announces 2018 Community First Awards
OMAHA, Neb. July 23, 2018. – First National Bank has kicked off its 2018 Community First Awards, announced Alec Gorynski, Vice President, Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy. This is the third straight year that First National Bank has presented the Community First Awards, which recognizes and rewards nonprofit organizations who are working to strengthen communities across the bank’s service area. The top organization will receive $25,000 to support a project or program that will make a significant and tangible community impact.
“First National Bank is committed to strengthening all of the communities we serve by partnering with organizations who are working to make meaningful and lasting impacts,” said Gorynski. “The 2018 Community First Awards provide nonprofits an opportunity to share their story, promote their program or project and potentially win a donation to support their cause. At the same time, it is our hope to bring awareness to the needs that exist within the community and inspire others to give back.”
Nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate their community project or program from July 23 through August 6 using the online nomination form. The highest scoring qualifying nominations will be narrowed down to a maximum of 20 finalists by First National Bank employees. The finalists will then be presented for a public vote from August 27 through September 7 where the winning nonprofit organization will receive a $25,000 cash donation to support its project. The second- and third place organizations will receive a $10,000 and $5,000 donation respectively. The winners will be announced in mid-September.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.