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SAN ANTONIO, May 11, 2017 – The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, presented a Cornerstone Award to Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas for its Purple Cow Challenge. Nydia Andriano, credit administrator, Hazel Halliburton, media relations specialist, and Sarah James, customer experience officer, accepted the award today at the Texas Bankers Association’s 133rd Annual Convention held in San Antonio.
Once a year, FirstCapital Bank of Texas hosts a Purple Cow Challenge for its employees. The Purple Cow Challenge gives employees a way to voice their ideas and opinions on how the bank can better stand out among their competitors.
Nydia Andriano, a credit administrator, suggested donating turkeys to families in need during the Thanksgiving season. In support of Andriano’s idea and in addition to funds donated by FirstCapital Bank of Texas, employees donated money to help provide food for those in need.
As a result, 300 rolls were donated to the Faith City Mission’s Thanksgiving meal and 400 meals were provided through the High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo. In Midland, 48 families were provided meals through the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen.
This is the 15th year the Texas Bankers Foundation has recognized Texas banks for their outstanding community involvement through the Cornerstone Award competition and the 3rd time FirstCapital has received. Bank projects have included neighborhood and housing development, small business and industrial development, main street revitalization, community celebrations, financial literacy and support of music or theater programs.
Serving Texas bankers since 1885, the Texas Bankers Association is the largest and oldest state bankers association in the nation.