Like the Colorado River, Alpine Bank was born and raised in Colorado. Colorado Day, the state’s anniversary of joining the union in 1876, is now officially recognized annually, on August 1. To celebrate in 2021, Alpine Bank leadership created a celebratory sweepstakes to reward volunteerism and the vital work of community nonprofits in the state. Participants were asked to nominate their favorite nonprofit on the Alpine Bank Facebook page, making it eligible to win a grant of $1,876. In addition, the bank promoted volunteerism both internally with its employees, and externally with its customers.
From nearly 900 nominees, three community nonprofits were selected by random drawing and each was awarded $1,876. They include the End of the Trail Rescue, the JP Pritchard Foundation and the Snowmass Chapel.
“Supporting our community is foundational to Alpine Bank’s mission,” says Glen Jammaron, president of Alpine Bank. “Our enthusiasm for supporting the causes, charities and organizations in Colorado is clearly matched by our customers, who engaged in this first-time sweepstakes with so many nominations of nonprofits they’re passionate about.”
End of the Trail Rescue is an Olathe nonprofit offering abused and neglected horses a second chance to be care for, nurtured and valued. The JP Prichard Foundation of Durango helps young people in need, with an emphasis on vocational training, counseling, medical services, rehabilitation and education. The Snowmass Chapel is a dynamic community of faith, serving residents and visitors to Snowmass.
During the month of July, in advance of Colorado Day, Alpine Bank’s nearly 800 employees engaged in 1,050 volunteer hours. Alpine Bank’s corporate, compensated volunteer program supports 19,200+ hours of community volunteer time each year. Employees can take 24 hours of annual paid volunteer time to help with causes that are as different as each individual, within a program that has grown organically.