It was another busy month connecting with the community here at Colonial. The month of May had a number of highlights including awarding a scholarship to a well-deserving future college student, a trip to the Nation's capital to advocate for Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in the real estate finance industry and more. Continue reading to find out everything we were up to in the month of May.
The Optimist Club of Fort Worth
The Colonial Savings Foundation awarded a generous scholarship of $1,500 to Ana Gonzalez, Senior student from South Hills High School in Fort Worth.
Each year, the Optimist Club of Fort Worth raises money through their Christmas Tree sales project and requests for funding to award financial scholarship awards for outstanding students from each of the 13 high schools in the Fort Worth ISD.
This year over $25,000 was raised and distributed to the top ranked student scholar-athletes who were nominated by the counselors from their respective schools.
Pictured from left to right are Lisa Forrest, Main Office Banking Center Manager for Colonial Savings, Scholarship Recipient, Ana Gonzalez and Bill Loughry, Member / School Liaison from the Optimist Club of Worth Forth.
Chisholm Trail 100 Club
Colonial was proud to support the Chisholm Trail 100 Club's 7th Annual Clay Shoot Tournament and Auction. The sold out event, held in Grandview, Texas, supports dependents of First Responders that are killed or injured in the line of duty.
The Chisholm Trail 100 Club was started in 2009 when citizens of Johnson County, Texas joined together to create a non-profit organization to support the emergency personnel in the area. The effort spread quickly, as local businesses and members of the community flocked to raise money and awareness to support the cause.
Jerry Payne, Senior Relationship Manager, (third from the left) represented Colonial at this year's event, where we have served as a sponsor for the past three years.
Lewisville Branch Grand Re-Opening
On Thursday, May 10, Colonial's Lewisville Branch held a Grand Re-Opening to celebrate our newly renovated building. We had a great turnout and were joined by the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce along with dozens of area banking and mortgage professionals and customers who enjoyed drinks, food and fun!
Asian Real Estate Association of America – Austin Visits Washington, D.C.
Allin Nguyen, Sr. Loan Officer - Austin, represented Colonial at the Asian Real Estate Association of America's (AREAA) 2018 National Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. where members took to The Hill to lobby for policies that will help increase sustainable Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) homeownership.
Pictured is Nguyen, (bottom, third from the left) with AREAA members from across the U.S.
Colonial President and MBA Chairman David Motley at OMBA's Annual Conference
Colonial President and MBA Chairman David Motley served as a speaker at the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association's (OMBA) Annual Conference. The Annual Conference brings together area mortgage and real estate professionals and expert speakers for networking opportunities, team building and education.