October 18, 2023
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
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:
- Vega Baker – Lakeridge High School
- Kennedy Koller – Gladstone High School
- Lindsey Larsen – Santiam Christian School
- Avery Lord – Silverton High School
- Pahlychai Thao – Oregon City High School
May 23, 2023
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.
May 12, 2023
McMinnville – For the 23rd consecutive year, the 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, 509 baskets were sold resulting in a $5,100 donation to Relay for Life. The sun was shining bright, as were the colorful flowers and smiling faces.
April 19, 2023
April 15, 2023
Corvallis – Citizens Bank was a proud sponsor of the 2023 Corvallis Half Marathon & 5K. The team of volunteers had a great time handing out water and supporting all the runners who passed by our mile marker station.
February 23, 2023
Citizens Bank Announces Donation to Junction City-Monroe-Harrisburg Habitat for Humanity
Junction City – During a tour of their most recent home build, Citizens Bank was proud to present a $5,000 donation to the Junction City-Monroe-Harrisburg Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The new homeowners and the Habitat crew just completed interior painting and the rest of the home will be finished in the next few months. This will be their 27th home completed and we are honored to help this wonderful organization continue to provide affordable housing to deserving families in the Junction City, Monroe, and Harrisburg communities.
Pictured (Top L-R): Brad Webster (EVP & CBO), Cody Fuller (VP & Junction City/Harrisburg Branch Manager), Anthony Rodriguez (Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity Executive Director), April Hodgson (AVP & Commercial Loan Officer), Bob Czesnikowski (Habitat for Humanity Volunteer), Gordon Zimmerman (President & CEO). (Bottom L-R): Zimmerman, Rodriguez, Hodgson
February 6, 2023
Citizens Bank's Teresa Smith Recognized for her 30 Years of Volunteer Work with Community Home Builders
McMinnville – During a Yamhill County Town Hall on Monday, February 6, Senator Jeff Merkley recognized McMinnville Branch's Teresa Smith for her 30 years of volunteer work with Community Home Builders in McMinnville. Under Teresa’s leadership, Community Home Builders has built over 300 affordable homes and a farmworker apartment complex in the community. Senator Jeff Merkley presented Teresa with a flag that has flown over the U.S. Capital. We are honored to work alongside Teresa and share her commitment to the community.
January 19, 2023
Citizens Bank Celebrates 65 Years with an Investment in our Community
Citizens Bank celebrated our 65th Anniversary in 2022. As we reflected on this milestone, we wanted a way to give back, because our success has always stemmed from our local communities. Since first opening our doors in 1957, our communities have supported us and helped us grow into one of the most successful and stable banks in the country.
As part of our anniversary celebration $15,000 was set aside in our Community Support Fund to be used as an investment in our local communities throughout the year. Each Citizens Bank Branch was given the opportunity to invest $1,000 in their community through a charitable donation.
“Our Branch Managers and their teams know who needs assistance at a local level,” said Gordon Zimmerman, our President & CEO. “They can deliver support where it is most needed.”
Below is a list of each Citizens Bank Branch and the organization(s) they supported.
- Albany 14th Branch:
- United Way of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties
- Albany West Branch:
- Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV)
- Corvallis Circle Branch:
- Stone Soup Corvallis
- Corvallis Main Branch:
- Vina Moses Center
- Dallas Branch:
- Dallas Food Bank
- Harrisburg Branch:
- God's Storehouse (food pantry)
- Junction City Branch:
- Soroptimist International of Junction City
- Lebanon Branch:
- Hand in Hand Farm
- McMinnville Branch:
- Give a Little Foundation
- Oregon City Branch:
- Bloomin' Boutique
- Children’s Center
- Oregon City Youth Soccer
- Philomath Branch:
- Philomath Community Services
- Salem Branch:
- Marion Polk Food Share
- Silverton Branch:
- Silverton Chamber of Commerce
- Springfield Branch:
- Catholic Community Services of Lane County
- Tualatin Branch:
- Tualatin Together
- Tualatin Food Pantry
- Tigard Tualatin Schools Packed with Pride
- Calabarzon Foundation of the Pacific Northwest
November 21, 2022
Silverton Branch Celebrates Historical Building's 100 Year Anniversary
Silverton – On November 20th, Citizens Bank’s Silverton Branch invited local community members to help celebrate the centennial anniversary of their historical building. As part of the festivities, the Silverton Historical Society gave an informational presentation about the history of Silverton real estate detailing the 100 years the building has served as a bank for the Silverton Community.
Gordon Zimmerman, President and CEO joined Milla Eubank, Silverton Branch Manager also presented members of the Silverton Country Historical Society a $1,000.00 “Citizens in the Community” donation.
Pictured (L-R): Ruth Jeffery Kaser, Christine Schwab, Gordon Zimmerman, Fred A. Parkinson, Milla Eubank, Tracy Duerst