Business Philanthropy: Doing Well By Doing Good

First Bank, a family-owned, privately-held bank headquartered in St. Louis, has long seen the value in supporting the communities in which they serve. When First Bank decided to focus their philanthropy on educational opportunities in these areas for kids living in low-to-moderate income levels, they realized YouthBridge’s Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP STL) was the perfect program to support.

In 2017, First Bank decided to provide not only the grant money, but also underwrite all of the program’s operating costs. Joe Ambrose, Vice Chairman at First Bank, explains why the decision was reached to support such a worthwhile organization. “The program is a platform for getting kids from different backgrounds to talk to each other,” he said. “Their collective decision on supporting an organization is just the icing on the cake.”

For more information on how YouthBridge can help your business become involved in philanthropy, contact Cindy Blake at (314) 985-6778 or cblake@youthbridge.org. To learn more about YEP STL, visit our website at https://youthbridge.org/yep/.