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June 11, 2024

2024 Scholarship Winners
Corvallis Citizens Bank has announced the winners of this year’s Citizens Bank Community Bank Week Scholarship. Five outstanding local high school seniors have each been awarded $1,000 to support their respective college educations. All applicants participated in a hosted visit with a local Citizens Bank Branch and the winners were selected based on their essays describing what they learned about community banks and their benefit to local economies. Below are this year’s scholarship awardees: 

  • Sarah Grassel – Corvallis High School
  • Adrian Nagel – Gladstone High School
  • Brylie Parks – Silverton High School
  • Jenna Schurter – Silverton High School
  • Hailey Smith – Silverton High School

This is the eighth consecutive year Citizens Bank has offered its Community Bank Week Scholarship and has awarded a total of $38,000 to Oregon high school seniors. “Citizens Bank is extremely proud to offer the Community Bank Week Scholarship to these amazing students from our communities,” said Gordon Zimmerman, President & CEO. “Once again, the quality of the pool of applicants and their essays on community banking made selecting winners a challenging task. We feel honored to have helped so many young people in our communities learn more about community banking.”

May 10, 20242024 McMinnville Basket Sale


24th Annual Flower Basket Sale Raises $5,300 for the American Cancer Society

McMinnville For the 24th consecutive year, our McMinnville Branch has partnered with Country Garden Nursery to raise money for the American Cancer Society with beautiful hanging flower baskets, just in time for Mother’s Day. This year, 525 baskets were sold resulting in a $5,300 donation to Relay for Life. The sun was shining bright, as were the colorful flowers and smiling faces.



May 3, 2024

2024 Lebanon Strawberry Festival PrincessesStrawberry Festival Junior Princesses Visit Lebanon Branch
Lebanon – The Lebanon Branch hosted a meet and greet for the Strawberry Festival’s Junior Court Princesses. The girls enjoyed a tour of the Branch along with some fun and games. This year’s Lebanon Strawberry Festival is May 30th – June 2nd and Citizens Bank is proud to be the tow vehicle sponsor for the Junior Court Princesses.

April 17, 2024

Citizens Bank partners with Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines to award $24,000 in Member Impact Fund Grants
Grant program supports affordable housing and community development.
2024 Member Impact Grants

Corvallis–Citizens Bank has partnered with the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines to provide $24,000 in grants from the FHLB Des Moines Member Impact Fund to the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis and Community Outreach Inc. This matching grant program, which was introduced in 2023, will provide nearly $20 million to eligible organizations in order to strengthen communities in targeted areas of FHLB Des Moines’ district. In 2024 FHLB Des Moines increased the Member Impact Fund by $10 million.

“As a community Bank, Citizens Bank understands the importance of supporting worthwhile organizations working to improve our community,” said Gordon Zimmerman, President and CEO of Citizens Bank. “We are proud to join with the FHLB of Des Moines to provide funds to both the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis and Community Outreach Inc.”

The Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis will receive a $12,000 grant. “These funds will help provide reduced fees for youth to ensure that cost is not a barrier for a child to have a safe and fun place to spend their summer vacation while parents are at work,” said Helen Higgins, CEO. As the main provider of after-school care in Corvallis, the Boys and Girls Club serves nearly 2,500 members ages 5-18 and provides outreach services to 5,000+ youth across Benton County.

Community Outreach Inc. (COI) will also receive a $12,000 grant. COI provides a comprehensive, integrated array of the highest quality services to more than 5,500 men, women, and families annually, gives out over 7,000 food boxes a year, and offers free medical to anyone in the community that needs it.

“This support for our organization is just one way Citizens Bank shows how much they really care for each individual in our community,” said Mike Speten, Director of Development at COI. “Every dollar counts in a community when so many people are one paycheck away from needing our services and this grant will allow 12 months of housing support for a family that needs it.”

April 6, 2024

Citizens Bank Sponsors Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K
2024 Corvallis Half-Marathon

Corvallis – Citizens Bank was a proud sponsor of the 2024 Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K.  The team of volunteers had a great time handing out water and Gatorade while supporting all the runners who passed by our mile marker station.

December 2, 2023

Oregon City Branch Participates in Annual Shop with a Cop Program
Oregon City Shop with a Cop

Oregon CityOn December 2nd, law enforcement agencies & volunteers from across Clackamas County came together for the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation’s 17th-annual "Shop with a Cop" program. This year, 127 kids were given a holiday shopping spree at the Clackamas Fred Meyer. Our Oregon City Branch is proud to support such a wonderful program that helps give local children in need a special Christmas.

November 2, 2023

Lebanon Senior Center
Lebanon Branch Helps Seniors Identify Financial Scams & Fraud

LebanonFinancial scams and identity theft are increasing threats to all Americans, with older adults being particularly vulnerable. As part of Community Bank Week, our Lebanon Branch visited the Lebanon Senior Center and gave a series of educational presentations about how to identify and protect yourself from fraudulent phone calls, emails, and more.

October 22, 2023

Tualatin Branch Sponsors West Coast Pumpkin Regatta 5K Run/Walk
2024 Pumpkin Regatta

TualatinCitizens Bank's Tualatin Branch was proud to have once again sponsored the Regatta 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. All proceeds go towards supporting Tualatin Rotary’s first-generation college scholarships at Tualatin High School and opportunities for school-aged children in the Tualatin community.

October 18, 2023

Oregon City Community Bank Week Donation
Oregon City Community Bank Week Donation

Oregon City– Every year during Community Bank Week, the Oregon City Branch hosts the Chamber of Commerce "Good Morning Oregon City" networking event. Along with door prizes of Citizens Bank swag, the branch also gives away two "giving certificates".

The winners can each direct a $250 donation to their favorite local non-profit. This year's winners both directed their donations to non-profits that support women escaping domestic violence. Clackamas Women’s Services and Oaks Resources.

May 23, 2023

Philomath School Presentation
Teaching Children to Save in Philomath

Philomath – Preparing children for a solid financial future starts with building strong money habits early. Citizens Bank had the chance to partner with Philomath Elementary School to teach local students the fundamentals of financial literacy. Building on the American Bankers Association Foundation's Teach Children to Save program, Citizens Bank employees, Kristine and Fernando, developed a curriculum for elementary age students. The kids were eager to learn and excited to ask a ton of questions about saving.

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