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James McGee Receives MBA Scholarshiphttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/James-McGee-Receives-MBA-Scholarship.aspxJames McGee Receives MBA Scholarship<p>James McGee, Senior Compliance Analyst at Colonial, has been awarded the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Path to Diversity & Inclusion Professional Development Scholarship. </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="James-McGee-Receives-MBA-Scholarship-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/James-McGee-Receives-MBA-Scholarship/James-McGee-Receives-MBA-Scholarship-web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />According to the MBA website, the Path to Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program is designed to advance the careers of employees from under- represented segments of the community through education, and expand the pool of qualified employees from under-represented segments of the community in the real estate finance industry.</p><p>"It is a tremendous honor to receive the scholarship," said McGee. "I look forward to advancing my career and will use the scholarship to pursue the Certified Mortgage Banker designation."</p><p>McGee, who has worked in the mortgage industry for 12 years, also noted that he is thankful for the letter of recommendation he received from Richard Harvey, Chief Compliance Officer with Colonial.</p><h2>Congratulations, James!</h2><p> </p><p>​</p>2017-02-10T05:00:00Z
Colonial Gives Record Donation to Housing Opportunities of Fort Worthhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Housing-Opportunities.aspxColonial Gives Record Donation to Housing Opportunities of Fort Worth<p>On February 6, the Colonial Savings Foundation donated $30,000 to benefit Housing Opportunities of Fort Worth (HOFW). Colonial has provided funding to the HOFW programs for more than 25 years.</p><p>HOFW continues to help families access and maintain affordable homeownership as they have since 1989. The HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency offers a number of direct services at no-charge including, one-on-one homebuyer education, counseling assistance with mortgage delinquencies, budget and money management skills, reverse mortgage counseling and more. </p><p>Housing Opportunities of Fort Worth is staffed by professional counselors with extensive knowledge of housing matters and community resources. The Fort Worth-based non-profit also collaborates with community organizations which can provide further assistance to homeowners. </p><p>Ken Majka, Colonial VP of Compliance, presented the grant to David O'Brien, Executive Director of HOFW. Majka has served on the Board of Directors for the HOFW for more than 10 years.</p><p>Colonial is proud to support this outstanding organization that works so tirelessly to provide much needed assistance to current and potential homeowners.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img alt="Housing_Opportunities_of_Fort_Worth_bannerl.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Housing-Opportunities/Housing_Opportunities_of_Fort_Worth_bannerl.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>​</p>2017-02-07T05:00:00Z
Colonial Celebrates 65 Years of Businesshttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/65th-Anniversary.aspxColonial Celebrates 65 Years of Business<p style="text-align:left;">February 2nd marks a major milestone in our company's history. On this date in 1952, our beloved Founder, Jimmy DuBose, incorporated Fort Worth Mortgage - now Colonial Savings, F.A. Starting with just two people, Colonial has grown over the past 65 years to become one of the most stable and respected financial institutions in the nation, with more than 700 employees across the country.</p><p>Offering local banking solutions in North Texas, life and property insurance and home lending in all 50 states, Colonial continues to take tremendous pride in our business and the culture that has allowed us to continue to thrive all these years.</p> <p>We also recognize that we would not be where we are today without our valued customers that have put their trust in us over the last 65 years. We at Colonial feel honored to be able to assist you in achieving your dream of homeownership, saving for college tuition, starting a business or protecting the things that matter most. </p><h2>Thank you!</h2><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="65th_anniversary_web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/65th-Anniversary/65th_anniversary_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:756px;height:426px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p>2017-02-02T05:00:00Z
Fort Worth Samaritan Househttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/fort-worth-samaritan-house.aspxFort Worth Samaritan House<p>​Colonial recently donated $10,000 to the Forth Worth Samaritan House. Samaritan House is an organization dedicated to creating a supportive community by providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs. To find out more and to donate, visit their website at www.SamaritanHouse.org. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IMG_0877.JPG" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/fort-worth-samaritan-house/IMG_0877.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:700px;height:362px;" /> </p><p>Pictured from left to right: Norbert White, President and CEO of Fort Worth's Samaritan House, Jennifer Searles, VP of Development for Samaritan House, Robert Turner, VP - Manager, CRA Officer at Colonial and Brent Davis, DFW Commercial Banking President, Colonial.</p><p> </p><p> </p>2017-01-26T05:00:00Z
Colonial Employees Donate Care Packages to the Troopshttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/care-packages-for-the-troops.aspxColonial Employees Donate Care Packages to the Troops<p>For many men and women who are serving in the military across the country and the world, unfortunately, they will be unable to make it home for the holidays. They are stationed across the globe on bases, ships and submarines, miles away from the ones they love the most. Colonial employees wanted to find a way to bring some of the comforts of home to these men and women who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="carepackage-for-the-troops-boxes.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/care-packages-for-the-troops/carepackage-for-the-troops-boxes.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;" /></p><p>The idea stemmed from Sabine Wade, VP of Underwriting at Colonial's corporate headquarters. Her son, Justin Browning, is currently deployed as a Marine in the Western Pacific and will not be home for the holidays. </p><p>"They missed Thanksgiving with their families and will miss Christmas and New Years as well," said Wade. "This is a way to show them we are thinking about them and appreciate their sacrifice of being away from their loved ones during the holidays."</p><p>Colonial employees rallied together quickly and generously, donating enough items to fill seven very large boxes. Because of these generous contributions, troops stationed in Qatar, Korea, Italy, Spain, Japan and ships in the Western Pacific and Asia will be able to enjoy a little taste of home this holiday season. </p><p>Along with a special message from Colonial, items donated included board games, homemade goods, books, DVDs, magazines, snacks, blankets, toiletries and much more. </p><p>Thank you to everyone who contributed! We look forward to planning future donations to the men and women stationed around the world.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>​</p>2016-12-19T05:00:00Z
Junior Achievementhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Junior-Achievement.aspxJunior Achievement<p>At the end of last year, Dave Motley, President of Colonial, was approached by Randal Mays, President of Junior Achievement (JA) of the Chisholm Trail to explore ways in which the bank could renew its involvement with JA through their Volunteer Engagement Program.</p> <p>From those initial discussions grew the design for a multifaceted instruction program to be launched as the 2016 school year got underway. In October, Colonial's JA Financial Literacy Program was underway with two schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). This year we will be providing instructions at Stripling Middle School and Trimble Tech High School.</p><p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Junior-Achievement-Trimble-Tech-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Junior-Achievement/Junior-Achievement-Trimble-Tech-web.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:400px;height:267px;" />Robert Turner, Vice President, CRA Officer/Fair Lending Manager is the coordinator of this year's Junior Achievement sessions.</p><p>Janet Walter, VP of Marketing is serving as the Team Leader of the Trimble Tech High School Group. James McGee, Senior Compliance Officer is the co-coordinator for Trimble Tech High School. Other team members for the high school students are:</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>Tracy Cole – Production Operations Manager VP</p><p>Sabine Wade – Underwriting Manager</p><p>Brent Davis – DFW Commercial Banking President</p><p>Drew Byrne – Director of Digital Media</p><p>Marvin Duckett – Audit Coordinator</p></blockquote><p>Ken Majka, VP of Compliance is serving as the Team Leader for the Stripling Middle School group of volunteers. Other team members are:</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>Mahlon Meier – Sr. Compliance Analyst (Primary presenter)</p><p>Jim DuBose – Chairman of the Board</p><p>Brent Davis – DFW Commercial Banking President<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Junior-Achievement-Stripling-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Junior-Achievement/Junior-Achievement-Stripling-web.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;" /></p><p>Jerry Payne – Senior Relationship Manager</p><p>Tracy Cole – Production Operations Manager VP</p><p>Sabrina Williams – Manager of HR Diversity and Inclusion</p></blockquote><p>The focus of the curriculum in this cycle will be covering "Banking Basics for Students" and will also highlight career options in the banking industry.   </p><p>Headquartered in Fort Worth, Junior Achievement (JA) of the Chisholm Trail was founded in 1956. Since its inception, JA has grown to more than 150 sponsoring companies serving more than 28,000 students annually.</p><p>JA offers activity-based, interactive instruction that focuses on entrepreneurship, financial literacy as well as career and college readiness. </p><p>Thank you to all the Colonial volunteers for assisting with this wonderful program. Teaching financial literacy, savings tips and the value of educating oneself about finances will be an invaluable tool for these students for the rest of their lives. </p><p> </p>2016-11-21T05:00:00Z
​Colonial Donates $5,000 to YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worthhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/YMCA-Donation.aspx​Colonial Donates $5,000 to YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth<p>Colonial recently gave a generous donation of $5,000 to the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Colonial-Savings-YMCA-check-presentation-10-27-2016-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/YMCA-Donation/Colonial-Savings-YMCA-check-presentation-10-27-2016-web.jpg" style="margin:5px 10px;width:375px;height:291px;" /> </p><p>The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth was established in 1890 and in 1903 the first YMCA was organized to serve Fort Worth's African American community. Currently with 13 branches, a sports complex and camp, the organization continues to strengthen the Fort Worth community through encouraging youth development, emphasizing healthy living as well as inspiring social responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>Pictured from left to right: Tony Shuman, YMCA President, Teri McGuill, SVP/Chief Development Officer and Brent Davis, DFW Commercial Bank President.</p><p> </p><p> </p>2016-10-31T04:00:00Z
Colonial Gives $1,000 Grant to "Night of Hope"https://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/night-of-hope.aspxColonial Gives $1,000 Grant to "Night of Hope"<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="6Stones-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/night-of-hope/6Stones-web.jpg" style="margin:5px 10px;width:375px;height:286px;" />Colonial has donated a $1,000 grant to support 6 Stones' Night of Hope program. </p><p>The Night of Hope program allows Colonial to share the Joy of Christmas with more than 4,000 deserving children and their families in the HEB community. </p><p>To find out more, visit www.6Stones.org.</p><p>Pictured from left to right: Cindy Griffith, Colleyville Banking Center Manager, Chris Brooks, Colonial Senior Relationship Manager, Scott Sheppard, Executive Director of 6 Stones, Ciara O'Modhrain, Development Manager for 6 Stones and Brian Cramer, Director of CPR of 6 Stones.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>2016-10-12T04:00:00Z
Colonial Sponsors Colleyville Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Luncheonhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/ColleyvilleChamberLuncheon.aspxColonial Sponsors Colleyville Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Luncheon<p>Colonial served as the September event sponsor for the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce non-profit luncheon. The luncheon celebrated local, non-profit charities that assist in supporting the Colleyville community by providing valuable services to those in need. </p><p style="text-align:left;">Founded in 1976, the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is "to promote the economic, civic and cultural well-being of the Colleyville area."</p>2016-09-28T04:00:00Z
Relentless Racing Update - August 2016https://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Relentless-Racing-Update-August2016.aspxRelentless Racing Update - August 2016<p>Colonial-sponsored multisport racing team Relentless Racing is in the heart of racing season. Relentless Racing, who consists of nine members, competes in events across the United States and around the world. Below are some recent results from the 2016 racing season.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Alison Miller</strong></p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Relentless-Alison.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Relentless-Racing-Update-August2016/Relentless-Alison.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:220px;height:220px;" />On Saturday, May 21, Miller placed sixth overall in the women's division at the eleventh annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs' 50-mile race in Los Alamos, NM. The run includes stretches of extremely steep climbs and descents on very technical terrain at an altitude of more than 10,000 feet.</p><p>The Ironman 70.3 Vineman took place on Saturday, July 9. Held in Napa, CA, Miller placed third and qualified for the 2017 World Championships.</p><p>Miller placed second at the El Scorcho run at Trinity Park in Fort Worth, Texas on July 16 and 17. This year marked the tenth year of the annual run which began at 11 p.m. and lasted into the early morning hours.</p><p>On Sunday, August 7, Miller competed in the River Cities Triathlon in Benton, LA, where she won the women's championship. In a field of nearly 900 racers, it is a tremendous accomplishment.</p><p>Miller will be competing in the grueling 100 mile Leadville Trail 100, in Leadville, CO, on August, 20.</p><p> </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Relentless-Brian.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Relentless-Racing-Update-August2016/Relentless-Brian.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:220px;height:220px;" /><strong>Brian Miller</strong></p><p>Miller won the Master's Division of the River Cities Triathlon in Benton, LA, on August 7. Former winners include Lance Armstrong and numerous other professional triathletes. </p><p>Miller will also be competing in the Leadville Trail 100 on August, 20. The 100 mile race covers extreme terrain in the Rocky Mountains, with elevations ranging from 9,200 to 12,600 feet.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Cyril Russell</strong></p><p>Russell qualified to race at the World Championships for the Ironman 70.3 in Australia with his race results from the Ironman 70.3 at Buffalo Springs Lake in Lubbock, Texas on June 19th. </p><p>Russell will be racing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships on September 4!</p><p> </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Justin-at-Mayors-tri-2016.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Relentless-Racing-Update-August2016/Justin-at-Mayors-tri-2016.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:220px;height:220px;" /><strong>Justin Grissom</strong></p><p>Grissom placed third overall at the Mayor's Triathlon held in Downtown Fort Worth on July, 10, 2016. The race consists of a 300-meter swim, 15-mile bike ride throughout Fort Worth and a challenging run.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Loc Ly-Spann</strong></p><p>Ly-Spann will also be competing in Australia at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. He will also compete at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October, 8. This race covers more than 140 miles!</p><p> </p><p>Congratulations to the entire Relentless Racing team! </p><p> </p>2016-08-16T04:00:00Z
Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail - Fort Worthhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Junior-Achievement-of-the-Chisholm-Trail.aspxJunior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail - Fort Worth<p>Colonial recently donated to the Junior Achievement (JA) of the Chisolm Trail – Fort Worth. Headquartered in Fort Worth, JA of the Chisolm Trail also has offices in Abilene, Amarillo and Midland/Odessa. Through innovative partnerships between businesses, educators and volunteers across the region, JA of the Chisholm Trail will reach more than 35,000 kindergarten through twelfth-grade students this year.</p><p>Founded in 1919, JA was originally a high school after-school program teaching students how to create and operate a business. Currently, JA has more than 120 offices in the U.S. and 123 countries around the world and reaches more than 9 million students annually.</p><p>JA offers activity-based interactive instruction that focuses on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and college readiness. Colonial is proud to a supporter to such a strong organization.</p><p>Pictured from left to right: Randal Mays, President, Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail in Fort Worth and Robert Turner, VP – CRA Officer, Colonial Savings.</p><p> </p>2016-07-27T04:00:00Z
Shelton Green Guest Speakerhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Shelton-Green-Guest-Speaker.aspxShelton Green Guest Speaker<p>On Thursday, May 19, Junior Mortgage Banker <a href="/pages/loanofficer.aspx?name=Shelton%20Green">Shelton Green</a> emceed the 2016 Evening of Honors: The Precursors, as we Saw It panel – Symbols of an Ivory Tower: Past & Present. The event honored the first entering class of African American students to The University of Texas at Austin and served as the culmination of the 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of The Herman Sweatt Symposium in Civil Rights, an annual event in recognition of Herman Marion Sweatt, the first African American student to attend UT Austin.</p><p>"It was truly one of the biggest honors I have ever had in my entire life to play such a small role in such a huge part of history," said Green. "To be in the presence of and rub shoulders with pioneers of any kind is always encouraging and always inspiring."</p><p>The ceremony was held at the Etter-Harbin UT Alumni Center in Austin, Texas and featured nearly 30 students in attendance from the UT Austin's first class of African Americans. </p><p>Green joined Colonial in June of 2015 after more than 20 years as a broadcast journalist where he was voted the 2013 "Best Man on the Street" by the Austin Chronicle.</p><p> </p>2016-06-07T04:00:00Z
2016 Employee Health Fairhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Health-Fair.aspx2016 Employee Health Fair<p>Colonial's employee health and benefits fair was held on Friday, May 13 at the corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual fair promotes health and wellness by providing a fun and convenient way for employees to participate in annual preventative screenings and to learn about new wellness initiatives.</p><p>This year's fair had more than 10 free health screenings available including Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, vascular, allergy testing and more. </p><p>"Our hope is that the health fair provides our employees with tools and education to empower them to be proactive about their personal wellness," said Debbi Spiker, Assistant Manager of Human Resources. "Colonial is committed to investing in the health of each employee. Doing so in a fun atmosphere where employees have the opportunity to gather and enjoy an appreciation luncheon is a great way to spread that message."</p><p>Planning for the health fair is no easy task. Spiker and her team begin planning six to eight months in advance to reserve dates with some of the vendors that make the event possible. This year's participants included Texas Health Resources, Walgreens, Simply Fit Foods, United Healthcare, Premier Wellness, Relentless Racing, Carter Bloodcare and more. </p><p>Thank you to all of the employees and local businesses who helped make this year's health and benefits fair a success! </p><p> </p>2016-05-25T04:00:00Z
Western Hills Elementary Career Dayhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/WesternHillsCareerDay.aspxWestern Hills Elementary Career Day<p>​James McGee, Sr. Compliance Analyst, volunteered as a guest speaker at the Western Hills Elementary Career Day in Fort Worth on Friday, May 20. McGee spent the day visiting nearly a dozen second and third-grade classes to speak to students about the importance of doing well in school, and the many possibilities available in the world of banking and finance.</p><p>McGee has four children, Jazlon (14), Jaydah (11), Justice (5) and Jones (10 months). Growing up, McGee remembers professionals speaking to his class during Career Day events, and the impact it had on him as a boy. "Career Day was very important for me growing up and has inspired me to challenge myself, reach for the stars in life and to never settle for less," McGee said.</p><p>McGee hopes that the children he speaks to retain the helpful information that he shares and remember his story that led him to career success. He also hopes that parents, teachers and other volunteers will be inspired to educate their children on the wealth of career opportunities that will be available to them in the future.</p><p> </p>2016-06-09T04:00:00Z
Relentless Racing Update - May 2016https://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/RelentlessRacingUpdate.aspxRelentless Racing Update - May 2016<p>​​​​Colonial-sponsored multi-sport racing team – Relentless Racing – has enjoyed an outstanding past few months. <br> <br> Relentless Racing team members Loc Ly-Spann and Justin Grissom participated in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18. More than 30,000 runners participated in this year's race, which first began in 1897. Ly-Spann and Grissom had great showings in the event.​ </p><div style="float:right;width:200px;margin-left:20px;margin-top:-50px;">​<img src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/RelentlessRacingUpdate/BostonMarathon.jpg" alt="Loc Ly-Spann competing at the Boston Marathon" style="margin:0px 5px;width:200px;" /> <p style="text-align:right;"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Loc Ly-Spann at the Boston Marathon</em>​​</p></div><div>​​ <div><p>​Alison and Brian Miller participated in a half-ironman race in New Orleans on April 16. Alison won her age group and had the fastest time of all the more than 470 amateur competitors. Brian also had an exceptional showing, finishing second in his age group and ninth among more than 1,000 amateur men's competitor​​s.​</p><p> <br> </p><div style="float:left;width:320px;margin-right:20px;"> <img src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/RelentlessRacingUpdate/AliandBrian.jpg" alt="Ali and Brian at the New Orleans Ironman 70.3" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:315px;height:177px;" /> <p> <em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Ali and Brian at the New Orleans Ironman 70.3</em> </p></div><p>T​he Relentless Racing team currently consists of nine members – eight males and one female. Triathlon season begins in March and typically takes place until November. This year, members from the Relentless Racing team will be participating in events across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Florida, California, Hawaii, Australia and France! </p><p><br></p><p> <br> <br> <strong>​Congratulations to all of the Relentless Racing team members. Keep up the great work!</strong></p><p>​​</p></div></div>2016-05-06T04:00:00Z
Longhorn Council – Boy Scouts of Americahttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/LonghornCouncil.aspxLonghorn Council – Boy Scouts of America<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Colonial is proud to support the youth of our community. Colonial Banking Center Manager Nancy Brannan recently attended a breakfast at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller, Texas to support Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and The Longhorn Council.</p> ​ <div style="float:right;width:380px;margin-left:20px;">​<img src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/LonghornCouncil/LonghornCouncilBoyScouts4-2016.png" alt="Left to right: Keenan Williams, Cary Moon, Mark Mathews, Mayor of Keller, Boy Scouts from Keller Troup 54, David Jones, Keller Fire Chief, Nancy Brannan, Colonial Banking Cent​er Manager – North Fort Worth, and Dennis Serratt, Keller Chamber of Commerce President." align="right" style="margin:5px 0px;width:380px;height:297px;" />​<p style="text-align:right;font-size:14px;">​​<em>Left to right: Keenan Williams, Cary Moon, Mark Mathews, Mayor of Keller, Boy Scouts from Keller Troup 54, David Jones, Keller Fire Chief, Nancy Brannan, Colonial Banking Cent​er Manager – North Fort Worth, and ​Dennis Serratt, Keller Chamber of Commerce President.</em>​</p></div> ​ <p>The breakfast fundraiser was held to help provide much needed funds to many boy scouts who would not otherwise be financially able to attend summer camps, or the annual National Scout Jamboree. </p> ​ <p>The BSA is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them i​n the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develop personal fitness.</p> ​ ​ <p>​The Longhorn Council of the BSA serves youth in nearly two dozen counties from San Antonio, Texas all the way north of the Red River. The Longhorn Council works with hundreds of volunteers to provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities specifically to the youth in neighborhoods across the counties they support.</p> ​ <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 6691d046-1ef9-41ba-a7fb-1b3c2d4ec693" id="div_6691d046-1ef9-41ba-a7fb-1b3c2d4ec693" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_6691d046-1ef9-41ba-a7fb-1b3c2d4ec693" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div>​ 2016-05-02T04:00:00Z
Hot Rods and Heroeshttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/HotRodsandHeroes.aspxHot Rods and Heroes<p>On Saturday, March 19, employees from Colonial’s Cleburne branch volunteered at the inaugural Hot Rods and Heroes Spring Street Festival to benefit the Chisholm Trail 100 Club. Colonial served as the title sponsor for the event that included a classic car show and family-friendly activities. </p><p>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 of the Johnson County area. When tragedy strikes, the effects are both swift and devastating. The 100 Club recognizes the need to respond immediately with personal support and understanding. </p><p>Whatever the need – be it financial, advisory or moral support, the 100 club is there to ease the pain of the family Law Enforcement Officer, Fire Fighter or EMS Responder injured or killed in the line of duty. </p><p>​For more information, visit www.CT100.org.</p><div> <br> </div><p style="text-align:right;"><br></p><p style="text-align:right;"> ​</p>2016-03-21T04:00:00Z
Fort Worth Business Assistance Centerhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/FWBusinessAssistanceCenter.aspxFort Worth Business Assistance Center<p>​The Fort Worth Business Assistance Center provides information, counseling, educational workshops and resources for small business owners and start-ups.</p><div align="center"> <img src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/FWBusinessAssistanceCenter/FWBAC-Donation.jpg" alt="FWBAC-Donation.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:434px;" /> <br> </div> <p>Pictured from left to right: Brent Davis, DFW Market Commercial Banking President, Robert Turner, Fair Lending Compliance Manager, Cheryl Jones, Economic Development Specialist and Lucas Sawyer, Chairman of the BAC Board of Directors.</p><p><br></p>2016-02-05T05:00:00Z
Ryan Family YMCAhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/RyanFamilyYMCA.aspxRyan Family YMCA<p>​Ryan Family YMCA is one of 13 branches of the Fort Worth YMCA community. The Y makes accessible the support & opportunities that empower people & communities to learn, grow and thrive.</p><div align="center"> <img src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/RyanFamilyYMCA/Ryan-Family-YMCA.jpg" alt="Ryan-Family-YMCA.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> <br> </div> <p>Pictured from left to right: Teri McGuill, VP of Financial Development YMCA of Metro Fort Worth, Sabina Williams, Colonial Talent Acquisition/ Diversity & Inclusion AVP and Tony Shuman, CEO of YMCA Metro Fort Worth.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>2016-02-26T05:00:00Z
Cleburne Christmas in Actionhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/CleburneCIA.aspxCleburne Christmas in Action<p>​Colonial's Cleburne, Texas, banking center recently donated to Cleburne's Christmas in Action (CIA). </p><p>​CIA works with local businesses to make it possible for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners of Cleburne and Johnson County to receive the assistance necessary to keep their homes safe and well-maintained.</p><p><br></p><p><img src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/CleburneCIA/CleburneCIA.jpg" alt="CleburneCIA.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:253px;" /></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Pictured from left to right: </strong></p><p>Sharon Cumins, Cleburne New Accounts, Kim Autrey, Cleburne Banking Center Manager, Lloyd Hudzietz, Christmas in Action Board Member and Doris Stout Cleburne Banking Center Teller.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>2016-02-18T05:00:00Z
Samaritan House Donationhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/SamaritanHouse.aspxSamaritan House Donation<p>​​​​Samaritan House is an organization dedicated to creating a supportive community providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs.</p><p>Robert Turner, Manager of Colonial's Community Reinvestment Act initiatives, presents Norbert White, President and CEO of Fort Worth's Samaritan House, with a check for $5,000 to support the organization's housing services for persons living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs.  ​<br></p><p><img src="/community/PublishingImages/Samaritan-House.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-0 ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin:5px 15px;width:450px;" />Pictured from left to right: </p><p>Norbert White, President and CEO of Fort Worth's Samaritan House and Robert Turner, Manager of Colonial's Community Reinvestment Act Initiatives.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>2016-03-25T04:00:00Z
Colonial Earns “Five Stars -- Highly Recommended” rating from Bauer Financialhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/BauerFinancial.aspxColonial Earns “Five Stars -- Highly Recommended” rating from Bauer Financial<p><img src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/BauerFinancial/bauer-5star-2016-square.jpg" alt="bauer-5star-2016-square.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:250px;" />Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating and research firm, has recognized Colonial Savings as a 5-Star Superior bank.</p><p>Bauer Financial has been evaluating and rating banks since 1983. A 5-Star Superior rating indicates that Colonial is one of the strongest in the nation, excelling in areas of capital, loan quality, profitability and more.</p><p>Among other factors, to earn this rating Colonial must not only report solid capital levels, but also a desirable loan portfolio with negligible levels of delinquent loans.</p><p><em><br></em></p><p><em>BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting </em><em>www.b​auerfinancial.com.</em></p><p> </p>2015-10-01T04:00:00Z

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