2019 National Community Bank Service Awards Winners

Grand National Award Recipients

Community Financial Services Bank, Benton, Ky.
Service Program: CFSB Financial Wellness and Coaching

ICBA recognizes Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) for its Financial Wellness and Coaching initiative, which is helping to support systemic financial literacy in Kentucky. When the bank realized that Kentucky received disappointing grades in financial literacy, it sprung to action.

Through CFSB’s collaboration with Ramsey Solutions and the Kentucky Financial Literacy Initiative, the $1.2 billion-asset bank has provided one-on-one coaching to 100 individuals and additional training to 5,000 individuals through sponsored school curriculum and workshops.

CFSB also helped garner support for Kentucky House Bill 132, which was signed into law last April and incorporates financial literacy principles into state-mandated graduation requirements.

About Community Financial Services Bank

Golden Valley Bank in Chico, CA

Somerset Trust Co., Somerset, Pa.
Service Program: Champion of First Responders

Somerset Trust received honors for its Champion of First Responders program, which provides funding in support of local volunteer fire departments and EMS organizations.

The bank also honors the service and sacrifice of these brave individuals through various events, along with social media outreach. The $1.3 billion-asset bank makes annual donations to 60 local fire departments in excess of $35,000 and boasts an 80 percent employee volunteer rate.

About Somerset Trust Co.

Honorable Mentions

United Bank, Atmore, Ala.
Service Program: United Bank’s Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

1st Bank Yuma, Yuma, Ariz.
Service Program: Kinder to College Financial Initiative

Profinium, Mankato, Minn.
Service Program: Achieving Dreams Together

First State Bank of Purdy, Monett, Mo.
Service Program: First on Front

Sandy Spring Bank, Olney, Md.
Service Program: #SSB150 / Sandy Spring Foundation

Royal Bank, Elroy, Wis.
Service Program: 2018 Flood Relief