Driven to make our communities the best they can be.
One of our core values is Commitment to Community, which simply means that local is our lifeblood. Local communities are where we came from and where we are headed, so we want to make sure our communities thrive. Giving back through employee volunteer hours, donations, scholarships, and sponsorships are just a few ways we show our commitment to helping those around us grow and thrive.
Every year our employees log thousands of volunteer service hours within their communities by giving their time and support to hundreds of organizations. In 2021, employees volunteered over 11,624 hours of service and the bank donated over $461,978 in donations and sponsorships.
In 2021, we launched the Employee Directed Donation Initiative in which employees submit a donation request for an eligible local nonprofit organization that they work with or are passionate about. The Bank fundes the initiative with $50,000 each year and donations range from $500 – $5,000. In addition, to the requested donation amount, 5% extra is donated in the name of the employee who submitted the donation request. Employee submissions must provide affordable housing for low-to-moderate income individuals, community services targeting low-to-moderate income individuals, activities that promote economic development by financing small businesses, or activities that revitalize or stabilize low-to-moderate income areas. Through this initiative the Bank donated $52,375 to 30 community organizations throughout Idaho and Utah in 2022.
Outside of Bank or branch-wide donations, employees are encouraged to give in a variety of ways. The following are just a sample of the ways D.L. Evans Bank employees make a difference on a personal level:
- Donating blood
- Volunteering at blood drives
- Participating in fundraisers like golf tournaments and fun runs
- Collecting and wrapping gifts or items for those in need
- Being part of local non-profit organizations
Employees are given many opportunities to express their passion and desire to help others through volunteer work, whether during personal time or paid time. Knowing that our communities are what make us, D.L. Evans Bank remains focused on improving lives one minute at a time.