FCB's Year of
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE,
INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION.
Florida Community Bank's Year of the Child
For that reason, FCB took up the charge to help the next generation succeed and achieve by launching its annual, company-wide philanthropic “Year of the Child” platform in 2015 dedicated to helping improve the lives of children in the Florida foster care system.
At Florida Community Bank, we view ourselves as more than just a bank – we believe it is our responsibility to work hand in hand with the communities we serve as an integral partner. We also believe that by working together, we can build stronger communities and ensure the strength and prosperity of its residents, families and businesses – and for that, we need to invest in our future leaders – our children.
With the promise to “invest and inspire the life of a child,” FCB and its associates have honored their commitment to Florida youth by supporting dozens of local organizations. Together, they have channeled their passion for the cause, collectively volunteering more than 23,000 hours to youth development programs, affordable housing activities, economic development activities, job creation, neighborhood revitalization, and other projects which either directly or indirectly have helped to improve the lives of many children to help them excel and thrive.
|"AT FCB, WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A BANK - WE'RE A COMMUNITY PARTNER. WE'RE DEDICATED AND COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THE 'YEAR OF THE CHILD'."
- Kent Ellert, President & CEO
Building Better Communities Together
In addition, FCB launched the “Change for Change” account, an employee-driven program used to raise money for local organizations committed to supporting children in foster care. Since the program was launched in 2015, FCB as a company, our employees, and customers have raised more than $95,000 to support Florida children in foster care through the collection of backpacks, school supplies, sneakers, and truckloads of toys delivered during the holidays. In recognition of these efforts, FCB received the 2017 Community Commitment Award from the American Bankers Association.
Over the coming years, we look forward to continuing to help make a difference in the lives of children through our “Change for Change” program, employee volunteerism efforts, and the ongoing support of local youth and family organizations, with plans to evolve and grow our Year of the Child program in the future. We will strive to launch an internship and career readiness program to give foster children aging-out of the system greater opportunity. Ultimately, FCB looks forward to providing foster children with inspiring role models to help them find and develop their dreams and true talents and helping them to build a better and brighter future.
|To find out how to support FCB’s mission
or become a foster parent, please click HERE
Building Better Florida Communities Together
If you have any questions about upcoming donation opportunities or you’d like to make a donation to any FCB Philanthropy initiative, please contact us.