Community Involvement

First GREEN Bank takes pride in the community. Check out how we’ve helped our neighbors and what opportunities are currently available for you to help.

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 7, 2017 – September 11, 2017

GABV Interview with Ken LaRoe 2017

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GABV interview with Ken LaRoe

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

April 21, 2017 – April 21, 2017

First GREEN Bank will hosts guest speaker Samantha Danchuk, Ph.D., P.E.

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CELEBRATING EARTH DAY 2017
On April 21st Our First Green Bank Fort Lauderdale office hosted Samantha Danchuk, Ph.D., P.E. who is the
Assistant Director of Broward County’s Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division.
Promoting Climate and Economic Resilience in Broward, bringing the Fort Lauderdale community together for a day to make a difference locally and build a healthy, sustainable planet!

May 1, 2017 – May 5, 2017

First GREEN Bank in Fort Lauderdale hosts Small Business Week

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First GREEN Bank hosted free financial seminars tailored to small business owners at our Fort Lauderdale office. The small business week seminars were broken down by the following discussions:

Monday, May 1: How to Secure SBA 504 and 7(a) Loans
Speakers: Theresa Sebastian, SVP and Javier Jorge, VP First Green Bank
What are my Financing Options?
Speaker: Dana Albury, VP FBDC
Stop paying rent. It’s time to buy!

Tuesday, May 2: Accounting & Tax Challenges for Small Business
Speaker: Tim Hart – R3 Accounting LLC
2017 tax challenges and the new rules

Wednesday, May 3: Helping Your Business Succeed in 2017
Speaker: Kelly H. Kolb, ESQ – Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC
The one thing any South Florida Small Business can do to guard against the most likely lawsuit it will face; your direct line of communication to the city

Thursday, May 4: Plan for Your Succession and Future Growth
Speaker: Tracy Mandart – Ameriprise Financial
Why should I have an exit strategy? What are issues that I may face during my exit? How to avoid or minimize the risks during my exit?

Friday, May 5: How To Make Your Digital Presence Impactful
Speaker: Rosy Lopez – Rosy Strategies
Tips for both B2B and B2C competing in a digital world

April 6, 2017 – April 6, 2017

Residential Event at The New American Home

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First Green Bank held a Residential Event at The 2017 New American Home. First Green Bank invited real estate agents and builders across Orlando and their guests to experience the dynamic innovations of both the 2017 New American Home and our Residential Lending Services.
With the generous assistance of our partners, we were able to make this event a great success.

November 29, 2016 – November 29, 2016

#GivingTuesday

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This #GivingTuesday, First Green Bank is helping to support IDEAS For Us, a local non-profit dedicated to creating global environmental solutions and funding local action.

When you support IDEAS, you create Solutions by funding action projects on campuses and in communities around the world that directly address energy, water, food, waste, and ecology issues.

Today, 100% of all donations to IDEAS, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity organization, go directly to microgrants in the first quarter of 2017 that make solutions like Fleet Farming, wetland restoration, tree plantings, and much more possible in Central Florida and many communities around the World.

Together we can support action that solves some of our most pressing environmental issues at the local level.

November 18, 2016 – November 20, 2016

Fort Lauderdale Sleep Out

Nearly two million kids in America will face homelessness this year alone. In order to combat this sobering statistic, members of the South Florida Community banded together last week to raise more than $195,000 for the Covenant House. C-level executives in Fort Lauderdale, including First GREEN Bank’s senior vice president, participated in the Covenant House’s “Sleep Out” where each participant spent one night out on the streets to raise money for children in need of a home. First GREEN Bank alone, raised nearly $9,000!

Nearly two million kids in America will face homelessness this year alone. In order to combat this sobering statistic, members of the South Florida Community banded together last week to raise more than $195,000 for the Covenant House. C-level executives in Fort Lauderdale, including First GREEN Bank’s senior vice president, participated in the Covenant House’s “Sleep Out” where each participant spent one night out on the streets to raise money for children in need of a home. First GREEN Bank alone, raised nearly $9,000!

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