LAS VEGAS – Year after year, Nevada State Bank and its colleagues donate thousands of dollars and volunteer hours to teach Southern Nevada students and at-risk individuals about the basics of handling money and credit.
More than 70 volunteers taught nearly 600 hours from June 2016 through May 2017. In addition to local schools, organizations that have benefitted from bank volunteers include Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, The Shade Tree, Habitual Offender Prevention and Education (HOPE) Court, Youth Offender Court and the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, among others.
“Many local organizations continue to ask for our assistance in providing financial literacy to students of every age group, in addition to the many men and women whose circumstances are such that financial education is imperative,” said Drew Zidzik, senior vice president and community relations manager for Nevada State Bank. “Our volunteers give of their time to help those in need, and to educate youth to shape the financial choices they make in their future.”
Currently classes are taught through Junior Achievement®, Nevada State Bank’s “Banking on Your Future” program, and Get Smart About Credit and Teach Children to Save® (both programs of the American Bankers Association®).
Last month, Nevada State Bank held a luncheon to honor colleagues who have contributed this past year, in addition to recognizing the community partners whose clients have benefitted from their efforts.
Volunteers recognized as contributing the most volunteer hours were:
• Christopher Berry – Business Opportunity and Workforce Development
• Patricia Graves – Clark High School Academy of Finance
• Talissa Tillman – Girl Scouts
• Jacquelyn Trevena – Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
• Lonnie Noble – The Shade Tree
• Charla Jones – Teach Children to Save
• Norene Rajsich – Youth Offender Court
• Donna Haberman – coordination of Junior Achievement volunteers
In addition to financial literacy, bank colleagues volunteer with various non-profits and serve on non-profit boards and committees. In 2016, volunteers donated more than 5,000 hours to help such organizations.
For more information about Nevada State Bank’s financial literacy efforts, call 702-706-9031.
About Nevada State Bank (@nevadastatebank)
Nevada State Bank, a division of ZB, N.A., is a full service bank offering a complete range of consumer, private and business banking services with branches statewide. Founded in 1959, Nevada State Bank serves 20 communities across the state of Nevada. ZB, N.A.’s parent company is Zions Bancorporation, which is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices (NASDAQ: ZION). For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 702.383.0009 or access www.nsbank.com.