UMB Bank has been in the Texas market for a decade, and while many things have changed since 2013 one thing has not – our associates’ dedication to the people of the Dallas and Fort Worth communities (DFW). We have long held a commitment to bettering the communities we serve and continue to do so through our active involvement with nonprofits, civic boards and committee services.
Growth in the Lone Star State
Our impact in the Texas community continues to grow with each milestone hit, customer helped and associate added to our local teams. We ended 2022 with $2.4 billion in assets and continue to be at the forefront of financial discussions through our associates’ involvement with the Financial Executives International‡, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce‡, Dallas Regional Chamber‡ and Association for Corporate Growth‡. do not take our growth for granted in the Lone Star State and continue to look for ways to not only give monetarily, but also serve DFW residents through our associates’ dedication to a variety of community organizations.
Impactful organization and our support
Our Texas associates are passionate about supporting the people and places that make up the vast DFW community. Throughout our time in Texas, we’ve had the opportunity to work with a diverse collection of nonprofit organizations and companies, including:
Below, we take a closer look at a few of these organizations as well our Texas leadership and how they serve the DFW community through their own involvement.
Bettering mental health with Metrocare Dallas
Metrocare Dallas is the largest provider of mental health services in North Texas, serving over 55,000 adults and children annually. For more than 50 years, Metrocare has provided a broad array of services to people with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. In addition, Metrocare has primary care centers for families, services for veterans and their loved ones, accessible pharmacies, housing and more. In 2022, UMB donated $200,000 to Metrocare Dallas to support their housing programs, rebuild their clinic and break ground on new campus development.
Career training with BankWork$
BankWork$, a CareerWork$‡ program, serves young adults in under-resourced communities by providing free career training, placement assistance, ongoing industry-specific coaching and access to careers in banking and financial services. BankWork$ has helped and supported more than 4,000 young adults launch their career journey all across the nation. In 2022, BankWork$ was another nonprofit included in UMB’s end of year donations, receiving $550,000 to support programs and serve the communities of Dallas, Denver and Phoenix.
Supporting education with Cristo Rey Fort Worth
Cristo Rey Worth is a national network of more than 38 schools dedicated to educating young students from low- to moderate-income families, as well as supporting their college endeavors by raising money for their tuition through fundraising and corporate donations. In 2022, students from these schools earned a combined $47 million to cover a portion of their tuition. Michael Garner, president of UMB Bank’s Texas region, is a member of the executive committee for Cristo Rey Fort Worth and has seen first-hand how the students have grown and the impact education has had on their lives.
Garner joined UMB in 2003 and has recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with the company. During his two decades with UMB, he has demonstrated just how much he values building relationships with fellow associates and community members. He believes investing in our children’s futures will create adults who are excited to be active participants in their community, which builds a better future for us all.
Leaving a legacy with the Fort Worth Sports Commission
The Fort Worth Sports Commission is a nonprofit focused on enhancing the image, economy and quality of life for the community through the power of sports. They are dedicated to leveraging the sporting events in town to leave a lasting legacy in the community they serve. They have recently partnered with the NCAA Readers Become Leaders program and the Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD) around the NCAA National Women’s Gymnastics Collegiate Championship to inspire more than 41,000 elementary kids to read in excess of 13.7 million minutes in just two years.
Eddie Broussard, president of UMB Bank’s Fort Worth region, serves as chairman of the nonprofit. Broussard joined UMB in 2022 and has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry. Throughout the past year, he has been an integral part in promoting the overall growth and direction of the Fort Worth market. He enjoys serving the community in any way he can and was a past chair on the board of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc‡.
Improving the lives of children through Junior Achievement (JA) of the Chisholm Trail & Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DACAC)
Junior Achievement (JA) of the Chisholm Trail is a locally run arm of a global nonprofit organization, JA Worldwide, which seeks to give young people the tools to live productive, fulfilling lives regardless of their circumstances. Alissa Kolm‡, commercial relationship manager at UMB Bank, is a JA board member and helps plan the annual volunteering event, JA for a Day, as well as provide school-aged students with the skills to navigate the everchanging workforce.
Jeff Strasner, UMB Bank commercial banking team lead in Texas, joined UMB in 2022 and was previously a board member for the DCAC. DCAC is the only agency of its kind in Dallas County, working in agreement with public and private agencies to investigate, prosecute, and provide healing services for child abuse cases in Dallas County.
Community is at the core of our culture
At UMB, we are passionate about supporting the community every day of the year and do so through an array of associate initiatives, drives, fundraisers, matching gifts and grants. Last year, our associates donated nearly $518,000 to 890 different nonprofit organizations across our eight-state footprint and we matched the donations with $215,000.
We strive to always be a company that puts action behind words and support the issues and causes our associates care deeply about. We not only encourage our associates to better their communities but give them the time to do so, while continuing to back up their involvement with financial support. It is our honor to have some hand in positively impacting the lives of local community members, as they are the ones that keep us moving forward.
We empower our associates to support the causes they care about by offering them 16 hours of volunteer time off (VTO) each year. By getting involved in the community together through VTO days, we connect not only with the community, but also with one another as a team. The Texas team continues to find new and unique ways to support the DFW community and come together to make meaningful contributions to the ones who need their help the most.
Our team remains dedicated to bettering the lives of the people who make up the DFW community. For more than a century, we have stayed true to our commitment to the communities we serve and are excited to see just how our Texas associates will continue to impact the community moving forward.
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