Community Involvement

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June 10, 2017 – June 10, 2017

First GREEN Bank Volunteered at the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Sweep

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First GREEN Bank Volunteered at the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Sweep

First GREEN Bank proudly volunteered at the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Sweep clean-up on Saturday, June 10th. This event is held the second Saturday of every month when volunteers gather to help with cleaning up the beach.
Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep, an entity of Beach Sweep America, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide clean beaches for our environmental, recreational and economic well-being. Serving a community of 176,000 that hosts more than 14.3 million international and domestic tourists each year, Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep is committed to keeping our beaches in pristine condition.

April 17, 2017

The Art of Medicine Gala

The Art of Medicine Gala is a unique annual event produced by The Art of Medicine Foundation designed to “educate and inspire” awareness about the impact that: trauma, concussions, and other neurological disorders can have on those they affect.

The Gala was started by First Green Bank founder, Ken LaRoe, following an accident that left his wife, Cindy, with a brain injury. Cindy was a gifted athlete and in 2011, crashed in a cycling circuit race. She sustained multiple broken bones and a traumatic brain injury.  The brain injury has manifested in multiple symptoms. Cindy has always been artistic and initially considered seeking a degree in art. Since her injury, painting has been her therapy, which she practices daily.

The Art of Medicine Gala is a unique annual event produced by The Art of Medicine Foundation designed to “educate and inspire” awareness about the impact that: trauma, concussions, and other neurological disorders can have on those they affect. Healthcare professionals and brain injury survivors DONATE artwork that will be auctioned at the gala. Proceeds will go to the Art of Medicine Foundation to benefit the UF Trauma, Concussion and Sports Neurology Program – supporting diagnosis, treatment, and research for people with Traumatic Brain Injury.

The gala will be held at the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 6–10:00 p.m.

Tickets to the Gala can be purchased at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-of-medicine-gala-tickets-30208176469

December 2, 2016 – December 2, 2016

2016 Breakfast for Champions of the Homeless

Keith Costello, President and CEO of First GREEN Bank, served as a celebrity waiter to help raise $110,000 at the annual Breakfast for Champions of the Homeless on December 2, 2016. These funds will help countless individuals and families experiencing homelessness rebuild their lives.

Breakfast of Champions
March 24, 2018 – March 24, 2018

Businesses clean up miles of Ormond’s beaches

Four businesses cleaned over two and a half miles of beach in Ormond on Saturday, March 24.

Four businesses cleaned over two and a half miles of beach in Ormond on Saturday, March 24.

The beach clean up was a joint effort between Preferred Business Group, First Green Bank, Ocean Child and 1 Piece Each. Almost 50 volunteers, including some Mainland High School Basketball team players and coaches, spent their morning filling buckets with the trash and plastic littering the shore. The businesses hope to continue the clean up efforts on the beach every four to six weeks.

Preferred Business Group will also be one of the major sponsors for Relay for Life on April 20. For more information, visit PBGroup.org.

October 20, 2017 – October 20, 2017

The Art of Medicine Gala at the Orlando Museum of Art.

First Green Bank and The Art of Medicine Foundation invited health care professionals and brain injury survivors to submit artwork to be auctioned for charity in order to educate and inspire awareness about the impact that brain injuries and other neurological disorders can have on those affected. Proceeds from the event benefited the University of Florida Trauma, Concussion, and Sports Neuromedicine Program.

December 2, 2017

First GREEN Bank’s Riverwalk Member Lindsay Clark-Kunca

“I am the AVP/Business Development Officer with First GREEN Bank, the first bank of its kind to promote positive environmental and social responsibility while operating as a traditional community bank. In this role, I support entrepreneurs and growing businesses seeking financing and other banking services.”

December 2, 2017

Old Winter Park tourist strip attracts buyers

Plans for DeBary Town Center moved forward with First Green Bank’s $4 million loan to developers of the 68-acre project a quarter mile northeast of DeBary Sunrail Station on U.S. Highway 17-92. It is one of the largest undeveloped swaths near an existing station, according to the bank.

November 20, 2017

Largest Central Florida Philanthropic Cos./Organizations-Volunteer Hours

November 21, 2017

7 things to know today and list narrowed for firm that will seek next UCF president

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