First Farmers Bank & Trust, Miami County, was named “Company of the Year” by United Way of Miami County at the 2016 United Way and Funds Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet held March 17, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, Indianapolis.
Miami County recognizes First Farmers Bank and Trust for their generous financial contributions as well as giving their time and skills to so many nonprofit organizations that serve the Miami County area, according to a press release from United Way.
First Farmers has given to United Way for 25 years. This year their employee campaign increased their contribution by 180 percent! They have held numerous leadership roles including Day of Caring Chair, Campaign Cabinet Chair, Vice President and Finance Chair, Community Investment Committee – plus holding that Chair role 16 different times, one staff have been Board President, and another was our past Executive Director. They are also active participants in the Food Mobile drive.
Their service goes well beyond United Way. Just hitting the high points, they volunteered and raised funds for Bona Vista, Christmas for Kids, Harvesting Capabilities ramps, a food pantry, Rotary’s Shoes That Fit, Junior Achievement, Miami County YMCA, Northern Indiana Community Foundation, and Peru High School. During 2014 and 2015, First Farmers contributed $20,000 to Feeding Indiana Hungry in Miami County and other Indiana locations.
"It’s our great pleasure to recognize First Farmers Bank and Trust and their countless employees as the Miami County Company of the Year", in the press release from Miami County United Way.
Also attending the conference from United Way of Miami County were Lisa Boothby, Board President; Diane Skillen, Board Member; Debi Wallick, Executive Director.