December 17, 2015
TMC Western Region wins City Bank Rewards Program
Lubbock, TX – City Bank awarded $60,000 to 18 local nonprofits through its 2015 Community Rewards program on Thursday.
Lisa Gilliland, Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Inc. executive director, said she is grateful for City Bank’s willingness to support nonprofits in the area.
“City Bank is willing to do this for the community,” she said. “I think it’s a wonderful way for them to give back.”
Gilliland said she is also thankful for the community members that voted for Meals on Wheels during the six-week Community Rewards voting period.
“We’re very excited, especially to get first place in our category,” Gilliland said. “That was a real surprise. People were very diligent and very dedicated in continuing to vote for us so obviously we couldn’t of won without their support. It was quite a nice surprise right before the holidays. What a great gift.”
Voting for this year’s campaign ran from Nov.1 through Dec. 13.
More than 100 nonprofits were represented on the ballot and more than 100,000 votes cast.
The top three organizations in six categories received a first-place prize of $5,000, second place received $2,500 and third $1,000.
The categories include youth development and advocacy, miscellaneous, health and wellness, education and youth services, community contribution and leadership and basic human needs.
An additional $5,000 is awarded to the nonprofit that collects the most votes, which Teaching and Mentoring Communities- Head Start won.
City Bank has awarded more than $420,000 to 75 different nonprofit organizations through the Community Rewards Program.
The winning non-profit organizations are Teaching and Mentoring Communities- Head Start ($5,000), Communities in Schools ($2,500), BCFS Lubbock Center ($1,000), Post Animal Refuge Center ($5,000), Shallowater Fire Department Auxiliary ($2,500), Brock Riemath Memorial Scholarship Fund ($1,000), Covenant Health Foundation/Joe Arrington Cancer Center ($5,000), Lubbock Dream Center ($2,500), Community Health Center of Lubbock ($1,000), Lubbock Chorale ($5,000), Fellowship of Christian Athletes ($2,500), Lubbock-Cooper Middle School Parent Association ($1,000), Frenship Foundation for Leadership ($5,000), Volunteer Services Council ($2,500), 4th on Broadway ($1,000), Lubbock Meals on Wheels ($5,000), Kingdom Come Ministries ($2,500), Mustard Seed Ministries ($1,000).