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Enterprise Bank & Trust Donates $500K To Nonprofits

on August 29, 2019 - 10:29am
From left, EB&T EVP and CFO Keene Turner, EB&T President Scott R. Goodman, EB&T Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey, Los Alamos Community Foundation Board members Linda Daly and Pat Soran, Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz, board member Don Cobb and Enterprise Financial Services Corp. President and CEO Jim Lally at Wednesday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Enterprise Financial Services Corp. President and CEO Jim Lally addresses an audience of nonprofit representatives, community leaders and elected officials at Wednesday’s event at The Food Depot in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
“Our community is a better place because of Enterprise Bank & Trust.” –Los Alamos Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann
 
SANTA FE – At a special gathering Wednesday morning at The Food Depot at 1222 Siler Road in Santa Fe, Enterprise Bank & Trust (EB&T) announced its collective investment of nearly $500,000 to seven area nonprofit organizations through the Enterprise Bank & Trust Foundation.

This commitment provides resources directly to the Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque communities over the next three years. The investment is being made in addition to the commitments previously made by LANB prior to its merger with Enterprise, representing a 33 percent increase over its historical annual contributions.

“Enterprise has a reputation as a strong community partner, and we are dedicated to strengthening the well-being of every community we serve,” said Jim Lally, president and CEO of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. “We are deepening our ties within our New Mexico markets, and these contributions to seven vital nonprofits is one of the many ways we plan to support Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Albuquerque.”

Other EB&T officials joining Lally at Wednesday’s event were President Scott R. Goodman and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Keene Turner, Regional President Dion Silva of Santa Fe and Regional President Stan Sluder of Albuquerque and Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey. Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and Santa Fe City Councilor and Mayor Pro Tempore Signe I. Lindell also attended the event.

In Los Alamos, through a three-year matching campaign, Enterprise has pledged up to $150,000 to the Los Alamos Community Foundation. In Santa Fe, Enterprise is partnering with the following five organizations, each via a three-year matching campaign: Kids Kitchen - a joint venture between United Way of Santa Fe and The Food Depot (providing up to $60,000), Assistance Dogs of the West (providing up to $60,000), Santa Fe Children’s Museum (providing up to $30,000), Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families (providing up to $30,000) and Communities in Schools (providing up to $60,000). In Albuquerque, Enterprise is providing $75,000 over the next three years to the Ronald McDonald House.

Enterprise officials said the bank is proud to partner with these organizations to help serve children, families in need and individuals with disabilities. These contributions provide for the building of new or expanded facilities, enhanced programming and access to additional resources for New Mexico communities.

They also said that Enterprise Bank & Trust is committed to supporting communities in which it operates, including New Mexico, Phoenix, Kansas City and St. Louis. Enterprise Bank & Trust and the Enterprise Bank & Trust Foundation have committed more than $1.8 billion in its communities over the last 2.5 years and its charitable giving impacts approximately 130 organizations in New Mexico each year.

Los Alamos Community Foundation Board Vice President Pat Soran, Board  members Don Cobb and Linda Daly and Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz attended the event Wednesday.

“On behalf of the Los Alamos Community Foundation, we are honored to accept this gift and vote of confidence from Enterprise Bank,” Kizielewicz said. “This contribution allows us to continue to build the capacity of all of the nonprofits in Los Alamos. This isn’t just about the community foundation; it is about the entire community of Los Alamos. We look forward to partnering with Enterprise Bank.”

The Los Alamos Community Foundation was established in 2015 with the focus of improving the quality of life in the community by inspiring, facilitating and supporting enduring philanthropy, and building the capacity of local nonprofit organizations. LAFC currently stewards six local endowment funds and total assets of more than $266,500. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit www.losalamoscf.org.

In addition to the seven recipients of major donations from Enterprise Bank & Trust at Wednesday’s event, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann spoke to the Los Alamos Daily Post of other examples of EB&T’s local support.

“In my role as president of the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), I’ve had the pleasure of working with Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez for several years and Enterprise Bank & Trust since the merger with LANB,” Herrmann said. “Enterprise has graciously sponsored the BSMA’s program that pays for the school buses that bring field trips into the science museum. These are all Title 1 schools from around northern New Mexico.”

Herrmann said more than 2,000 students have experienced the Bradbury and had fun with STEM thanks to EB&T. She added that sometimes all it takes to inspire a child with a love of science and learning is a fun day of hands-on science.

“Thanks to the generosity of Enterprise Bank & Trust, students all over our region are getting this opportunity!” Herrmann said.

Speaking in her role as director of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Herrmann said she has had the opportunity to work with Enterprise Bank & Trust often.

“Enterprise is very involved with the small business community and we are able to partner on many programs such as Small Business Saturday,” she said. “Last year Enterprise Bank & Trust sponsored this event, which allowed the Chamber and MainStreet to organize both a scavenger hunt and the Blue Buck raffle to encourage local holiday shopping. The single day event was stretched into 13 shopping days, offering shoppers a chance to win cash and gift card prizes and the business that gave away the winning raffle ticket won $500.”

These purchases directly impact local small businesses and the scavenger hunt exposes many others to the local businesses, Herrmann said.

“The great news is that Enterprise Bank & Trust will be sponsoring the same program again this year for Small Business Saturday. So, start making your shopping list now!” she said.

She said that Enterprise Bank & Trust also is involved in the community all year long.

“They sponsor all of the MainStreet events like ScienceFest, Halloweekend and WinterFest,” Herrmann said. “They always host a Chamber After Hours event, which is one of the biggest every year. They attend countless networking and community events throughout the town. Our community is a better place because of Enterprise Bank & Trust.”

Enterprise Bank & Trust has six full-service locations in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

About Enterprise Bank & Trust

Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDQ; EFSC), with approximately $7 billion in assets, is a bank holding company headquartered in Clayton, Mo. Enterprise Bank & Trust operates 34 branch offices in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri and New Mexico. Enterprise Bank & Trust offers a range of business and personal banking services and wealth management services. Enterprise Trust, a division of Enterprise Bank & Trust, provides financial planning, estate planning, investment management and trust services to businesses, individuals, institutions, retirement plans and non-profit organizations. Additional information is available at enterprisebank.com. Member FDIC.

Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber expresses his appreciation to Enterprise Bank & Trust for its generous contributions to area nonprofits. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Community Foundation Board Member Don Cobb, Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz, Board Member Linda Daly, Board Vice President Pat Soran, EB&T Regional President Dion Silva of Santa Fe, EB&T Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey, EB&T President Scott Goodman and EB&T Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Keene Turner. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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