Lori Millar, Vice President, Communications and Marketing
Through the use of certain CRA-qualifying loans and investments, community banks can find legitimate ways to meet their CRA requirements and at the same time operate in a safe and sound manner that further creates a marketing niche.
“We are pleased to announce this new relationship with CRA Partners,” stated Rob Braswell, President & CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. “CRA Partners provides community banks with a way to meet their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements by enhancing the lives of vulnerable, low- and moderate-income senior housing residents through installation of the Senior Crimestoppers program.”
Commercial Bank and Trust Company, want to provide special items or events that provide endless hours of entertainment and meaningful contact that the facility might not be able to provide in its already stretched budget,” said Judy Holcomb, Vice President and Assistant Program Director of Senior Crimestoppers.
“Lakeland Bank is proud to work with an organization that is dedicated to helping and protecting the senior citizens in our community. Our investment in the foundation will help Middletown Park Rehab offer a greater sense of security with a program that is designed to deter crime before it becomes an issue,” said John Rath, first senior vice president of Lakeland Bank.
“We are lucky to have a strong group of mission-minded banking partners who have agreed to give their time and considerable experience to help us form this advisory board,” said Edward J. Gentry, chairman, president and CEO of CRA Partners. “We will benefit greatly from their perspectives on how to reach community banks needing guaranteed Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit using flexible funding options while requiring no administrative burden, and providing an opportunity to gain positive public relations exposure by protecting seniors in their communities.”
Texas Community Bank now provides safety and security for four senior living facilities within the state of Texas when they decided to participate in the Senior Crimestoppers program; a nation-wide organization that helps to prevent crime aimed at seniors. “We have a wonderful mission that I am very proud of,” said Vice President of Relationship Management for Senior Crimestoppers. “This program provides a program with a zero tolerance for crime.”
“We are honored to have John join our board. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the banking industry and is highly regarded among his peers as president and CEO of the New Jersey Bankers Association,” said Edward J. Gentry, chairman, president and CEO of CRA Partners. “We will benefit greatly from his vast experience and are excited about the positive impact he will bring to our organization.”
“Triumph Bank is proud to partner with CRA Partners and Senior Crimestoppers because of their dedication to the safety and security for senior citizens in our Memphis community. Elder Abuse is a major problem in America today, and providing lockboxes to every resident in the two locations we have adopted is the first step in providing this to them. We look forward to growing our relationship with these residents in the future,” stated William Chase, Jr., President and CEO of Triumph Bank.
“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to further enhance the lives of the residents they serve. They all work very hard to provide safe, secure, comfortable living environments and their desire to implement the program is just one more example of this. Implementing this program does not mean that the facility currently has a crime problem, but that the administrator is proactively finding a way to keep problems from occurring in the future,” said Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers.
“We are extremely grateful to Senior Crimestoppers and CRA Partners for allowing us to participate in this very important and worthwhile cause”, stated Richard M. Sanborn, President & Chief Executive Officer of Seacoast Commerce Bank.