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Leadership in Action

AVB Bank looks at community responsibility as an extension of what we already are and have yet to become. 
We are only as strong as the community that we serve.

             2014 Community Organizations supported with financial assistance or in-kind goods and services:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Arts Council of Broken Arrow
  • Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce
  • Broken Arrow Civitans
  • Broken Arrow Elks Lodge
  • Broken Arrow Fraternal Order of Police
  • Broken Arrow Kiwanis Club
  • Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants
  • Broken Arrow Neighbors
  • Broken Arrow Partners in Education
  • Broken Arrow Performing Arts Foundation
  • Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation
  • Broken Arrow Rotary Club
  • Broken Arrow Seniors
  • City of Broken Arrow -- Downtown Advisory Board
  • Friends of Broken Arrow
  • Indian National Boy Scouts
  • Junior Achievement
  • Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful
  • Leadership Broken Arrow
  • Life Senior Services
  • Little Lighthouse
  • Margaret Hudson Program
  • Miss Broken Arrow Scholarship Pageant
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Northeastern State University
  • Oklahoma Policy Institute
  • Oklahoma Project Woman
  • Tulsa Area United Way
  • Tulsa Arts and Humanities
  • Tulsa Community College Foundation

         2014 $$$ Donated: $74,566

                                                           

Kelley Rash, AVB Bank Board Chairperson, second from right, proudly presents a $5,000 gift to FRIENDS OF BROKEN ARROW as they prepare for their major fundraiser: WINE, EATS, & EASELS.       

       

 In 2007, AVB Bank, recognizing the need to preserve and share the history and culture of Broken Arrow, donated the land that would one day become the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum (located at 400 South Main Street).  A dedication plaque commemorating this generous donation was unveiled during a recent building dedication ceremony.

On hand for the dedication ceremony were several members of the Broken Arrow community, including museum, city and bank representatives. 

Pictured:  (L-to-R) Lori Lewis, Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum Executive Director; Barbara Brown Kimbrough, AVB Bank Board of Director; Virginia Johnson, AVB Bank Board of Director; Kelley Kimbrough Rash, AVB Bank Board of Director Chairperson; and Ted Cundiff, AVB Bank CEO & President.

 

AVB Bank associates generously donated food items to support the outreach efforts of Broken Arrow Neighbors.  David Keith and Shemaiah French, Downtown BA Branch, pack the bank vehicle and prepare to deliver the contributions! 

 

AVB Bank supports the Broken Arrow Arts & Humanities Council and the UPCLOSE Concert Series.  Janet Skates, Council President, prepares to accept a check from Kelley Rash, AVB Bank Board Chairperson, and Licia Kellerstrass, Vice President.

AVB Bank's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Downtown BA Branch, in the heart of The Rose District, took place on May 8, 2014.  Customers and community were invited to join in the celebration! 

Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and City officials look on as AVB Bank's Executive Management Team (EMT) officially break ground.  AVB Bank EMT members pictured (L-to-R):  Ted Cundiff, CEO/President; Kelley Rash, Board Chairperson; Topper Causby, Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer; Douglas Brinsfield, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer; and Javier Gamarra, Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer.