City of Mena Receives Donation

Thursday, November 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Children in the Mena community will have a safe place to practice basketball thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. 


The gift was announced at the Mena City Hall. Shawna Powell, Erica Sullivan, Theresa Young, Damon Miller, Chris Thrailkill and Mandy Rowe of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will be used to rebuild the basketball courts at Janssen Park. This improvement will please many local community members, as Janssen Park is a frequently visited park in Mena. 

“We are grateful to the foundation for their generous contribution to the City of Mena.” said George McKee, mayor of the city of Mena. “These funds will be used to rebuild the basketball courts in Janssen Park. The park is a well-loved feature of the community and the improved basketball courts will certainly benefit citizens from the entire area. The City of Mena is very pleased to partner with Arvest Bank on this exciting new project.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the City of Mena.” said Young, branch sales manager. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout our footprint. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to local communities in the region.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Arvest Foundation
 

Arvest Bank Promotes Hernandez in Oklahoma City

Thursday, November 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has promoted Martin Hernandez in Oklahoma City.


Hernandez owns 10 years of banking experience, most recently serving as a branch sales manager. In his new role as a business banker, Hernandez will develop commercial relationships within the community and generate loans according to loan policy, as well as actively manage commercial banking relationships through proactive customer contacts.

Hernandez earned a degree in business administration at the University of Central Oklahoma. Additionally, he is involved in numerous civic activities, including YWCA Oklahoma City, American Heart Association, the Fiesta de Las Americas festival, and Positive Tomorrows.

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Shootin Stars Sports Association Receives Arvest Foundation Donation

Wednesday, November 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Disabled athletes in Fort Smith will be able to experience the world of wheelchair sports and have an opportunity to continue an active lifestyle thanks to a $3,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced at the Northridge Middle School Gym in Van Buren. Chris Barnes, Jeremy Nuckolls, Jeannette Pham, and Gabriel Saysombath of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation also will allow the Shootin Stars Sports Association to purchase a new wheelchair designed specifically for sports, and additional equipment to repair and maintain existing chairs. 

“We are very appreciative of the Arvest Foundation for the donation to Shootin Stars,” said Doug Moore, treasurer and coach of the Shootin Stars Sports Association. “There is a newly injured young man and we’ll use the donation to buy him a new chair to fit him and play the adaptive sports. Our goal is to introduce newly injured individuals to wheelchair sports, show that a disability doesn’t have to get you down, and that you can adapt and overcome.”

Chris Barnes, branch sales manager at Arvest Bank, said, “We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Shootin Stars Sports Association’s efforts to provide greater opportunities to men and women with special needs.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith
 

Lukfata Elementary School Receives Arvest Foundation Donation

Tuesday, November 06 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Students in the Broken Bow area will have an enhanced learning experience thanks to a $7,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. 

The gift was announced today at the Arvest Bank open house in Broken Bow. Ted Sheets, Deb Fuller, Deby Lawson, Joanna Kelly, Alex Constien, Lou Ann Walker and Sharon Payne of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will help the Lukfata Elementary School purchase Chromebooks for the school to improve classroom learning capabilities.

“Lukfata Elementary School would like to thank the Arvest Foundation for its $7,000 grant award for Chromebooks. The Chromebooks will allow for more time on task with our students and help promote technological awareness in our society.” said Kurt W. Neal, superintendent of the Lukfata Public School. “It’s great to have a strong business partner, like Arvest bank, to help support our local schools. We thank you for your help and support.”

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Foundation
 

Gracefully Yours Foundation of Broken Bow Receives Donation

Monday, November 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Displaced individuals or those in need in the Broken Bow area will get assistance thanks to a $3,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. 

The gift was announced at the Arvest Bank open house in Broken Bow. Ted Sheets, Deb Fuller, Deby Lawson, Joanna Kelly, Alex Constien, Lou Ann Walker and Sharon Payne of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will be used to purchase food, clothing, and dry goods for citizens in the Broken Bow area in their time of need. 

Andrea Henkel of the Gracefully Yours Foundation of Broken Bow said, “Gracefully Yours Foundation is excited and grateful to the Arvest Foundation for the donation awarded to us. As the number of food boxes we distribute is ever-increasing, these funds will go a long way in providing food to the community.”

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Foundation, Oklahoma

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