MCALLEN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — IBC Bank is significantly helping individuals and families improve education, achieve financial stability, and live healthy lives through annual monetary donations to United Way. In 2012, IBC Bank employees throughout Texas and Oklahoma donated a total of $353,047. IBC Bank-McAllen contributed $43,074 of the grand total, which was made up of employee donations and dollar-for-dollar matching by the bank. The investment in the local community helps create lasting, sustainable changes that lead to better, stronger places to live and work.
“We strongly support United Way through both monetary donations and volunteer efforts because all of its agencies provide much needed services and empower individuals to lead better lives,” IBC Bank-McAllen President & CEO David Guerra said. “IBC Bank’s ‘We Do More’ philosophy provides the platform for us to participate in initiatives that make a marked difference in the communities we serve.”
The donation provided by IBC Bank-McAllen employees will help support various United Way agencies, including the Salvation Army’s work in addressing areas of critical basic needs, the Boys and Girls Clubs’ after-school educational programs, and the United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
“IBC Bank-McAllen has helped us provide critical services to the more than 200,000 residents of Hidalgo and Starr counties that the United Way assists annually with basic needs, educational programs and financial literacy,” United Way of South Texas President Thelma Garza said. “IBC Bank-McAllen’s generous employee donations and participation throughout the year enhance our organization’s community-wide efforts and their support is greatly appreciated.”