First National Rio Grande and First National Santa Fe President Michelle Coons
ALBUQUERQUE ― First National Rio Grande announced that it will be providing a $15,000 contribution to the NDI New Mexico and a $10,000 contribution for New Mexico Appleseed’s Parade of Playhouses.
“Throughout our 145 year history, we have provided support to those organizations that align with our core values – helping build and improve our communities,” says Michelle Coons, president of First National Rio Grande and First National Santa Fe. “New Mexico Appleseed and NDI New Mexico represent the heritage that First National is built upon – organizations that seek to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.”
“While honoring our tradition of being rooted in the communities we serve, our vision for the future is to continue providing the support that New Mexicans need to grow and thrive,” Coons continued. “It is our pleasure to support the work of these amazing organizations.”
About First National Rio Grande
As the first bank in the Southwest, the Bank’s charter represents a rich heritage of community commitment and financial strength and stability dating back to 1870. With $1.7 billion in assets (as of December 31, 2014), First National is the largest locally-chartered banking organization in the state of New Mexico operating First National Rio Grande and First National Santa Fe. In Colorado, the Bank operates as First National Denver.
The Bank offers a broad-range of commercial banking and lending solutions, Treasury Management services and Private Banking and Wealth Management services. First National has 25 branch locations in New Mexico and Colorado, a corridor of economic growth that is critical to the success and future of the Southwest. For more information, visit the Bank’s website here.
About NDI New Mexico
NDI New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives. Our work is guided by our belief in children, as well as our commitment to social responsibility, excellence, sustainability and financial integrity.
About New Mexico Appleseed
New Mexico Appleseed is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of the poor and underserved through systemic change. We work on homelessness, hunger, child abuse and economic development to try and lift New Mexicans and their communities out of poverty.