Northwest Indiana Business Magazine, September 1, 2023, First Financial Bank Receives National Stewardship Award
First Financial Bank received a Corporate Partnership Award from the National Community Action Partnership.
“First Financial Bank and our associates are thankful and honored to receive such a nationally prestigious recognition,” said Roddell McCullough, chief corporate responsibility officer for First Financial, in a press release. “This is a welcome reminder of our focus in recent years on being a positive influence to help our clients and communities thrive.”
First Financial exceeded its goal outlined in its Community Benefits Agreement with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition for 2018-2022. More than $3 million benefited mortgage lending, small business lending, community development lending and investments, philanthropy and marketing. Associates volunteered more than 12,000 hours in 2022. The company offers eight hours of paid time off for full-time employees to use while volunteering. Its financial literacy program also reached 30,000 people in 2022, doubling its efforts of the previous year