Arvest Foundation Contributes $15,000 to Bartlesville Public Schools

Thursday, June 20 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Bartlesville elementary students in Bartlesville area will have greater access to resources and enhanced educational opportunities thanks to a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank marketing manager, and Earl Sears, Arvest Bank business development representative, recently presented the contribution at the June Bartlesville Public Schools board meeting.

The funds will help local elementary schools ramp up their technology capabilities and allow the Bartlesville Public Schools to continue to expand S.T.E.M. programs through Project Lead the Way Launch Implementation

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to create a more engaging learning experience for our elementary students,” said McCauley. “By expanding our capabilities, we’ve given our students and teachers an even greater avenue for success.”

 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Bartlesville Public Schools’ efforts to provide greater educational opportunities for local students,” said Sears. “We greatly appreciate the work our local teachers and administrators do daily to enrich the lives of their students. Arvest Bank and the Arvest Foundation are committed to education and children in the Bartlesville region.”

 

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to www.arvestfoundation.org.

 

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Arvest Bank Adds Murphy to Commercial Banking Group

Tuesday, June 18 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Stephanie Murphy as a commercial banker.

Murphy brings 11 years of industry experience to Arvest, where she will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties. Murphy’s specific areas of expertise are: healthcare financing, dental equipment and business acquisition financing, SBA loans for startup or expansion, leasing, investment property and commercial real estate financing, and accounts receivable and inventory financing. She will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 730 N. National Ave.

"Stephanie's 11 years of business lending experience will be a great addition to the team,” said Steve Kelly, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Springfield. “She will be a strong culture fit and team player. We are excited to have her join the Arvest family."

Murphy earned a degree in business administration at Vatterott College. She also completed the Missouri Bankers Association’s Advanced Lending School and Omega Performance’s Financial Accounting for Lenders course.

Murphy serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, and also is involved with the Missouri Bankers Association and its Young Bankers Leadership Division, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and The Network. She lives in Springfield with her husband, Matt.

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Arvest Bank Announces Charities to Benefit From Annual Golf Tourney

Tuesday, June 18 at 06:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas will host the 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home.

Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit area nonprofit organizations that are chosen after an application process. The organizations that will benefit from the 2019 Charity Golf Tournament include Imagination Library of Baxter County, School of New Hope, Serenity, Inc., and Sanctuary, Inc.

The Imagination Library of Baxter County is a local chapter of Dolly Parton’s international book gifting program that mails free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to 5 to promote preschool literacy and a culture of reading at home. Children who meet the age requirement may receive books, regardless of their family’s income level.  

The Imagination Library of Baxter County was created three months ago and already serves children in 282 households.

The School of New Hope, established in 1969, provides support services for adults in Marion County and surrounding areas who have developmental disabilities. The nonprofit organization works with clients to teach skills that will enable them to live as independently as possible, addressing various areas that include development, home skills, budgeting, cooking, personal management, exercise, socialization and more.

Serenity, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Mountain Home that provides shelter and outreach to all victims of domestic violence, their children and pets. The organization also provides basic necessities, support and legal resources and education for its clients.

Sanctuary, Inc. in Harrison provides a temporary shelter, support, education, advocacy and outreach services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The organization also works to increase public awareness of family violence and abuse, in addition to educating the community on the resources available to victims of domestic violence.

“Residents across North Central Arkansas are fortunate to have access to the work these nonprofit organizations do for our communities and, as community partners, we want to help sustain these efforts however we can,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “Participation in this annual tournament has allowed us to provide $201,400 to numerous charities since it began, and we encourage our area golfers and businesses to participate and help us be successful again this year.”

The tournament begins with a shotgun start for all players at 8:30 a.m. Golfers will receive prizes for a hole-in-one as well as other prizes. For information on sponsorships or to register a team, contact Cindy Sutterfield at csutterfield@arvest.com or (870) 449-7150.

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Arvest Foundation Makes $2 Million Gift to Teach For America

Friday, June 14 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Students facing educational inequality in Greater Kansas City will have better access to mentors, resources and enhanced educational opportunities thanks to a $2 million donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Teach For America (TFA) office in Kansas City. Mark Larrabee, president for Arvest Bank in Greater Kansas City and Arvest marketing manager Shalea Walter were on hand to present the check.

The funds will help TFA with its mission of recruiting a diverse network of “corps members.” Corps members work as teachers in local schools in low-income communities for at least two years. When their teaching stints are complete, most corps members continue teaching, pursue other leadership roles in schools or choose careers that can help shape educational access and opportunity.

“Over the past 10 years, TFA has brought more than 1,000 leaders to Kansas City to serve more 150,000 students in our urban core,” TFA executive director Chris Rosson said. “Thanks to the generosity of, and partnership with, the Arvest Foundation, we will be able to recruit, develop and support the next generation of Kansas City’s leaders. As we have seen, this program produces leaders who are keenly focused on making Kansas City a better place for all.”

The gift is in line with the Arvest Foundation’s mission to provide funding to those who are actively working to create positive change for others, specifically in the realm of K-12 education.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to present this significant donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support Teach For America’s efforts in Greater Kansas City,” Larrabee said. “There may be no greater cause than expanding opportunities to children to help them reach their full potential, and we are thrilled to partner with TFA to make that happen right here in Kansas City. Those opportunities, and progress in general, start with education, and today’s gift will improve the educational experiences of countless kids. This donation is one of many we have made throughout the area, and we hope it demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our children and their education.”

Tags: Arvest, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Announces Duhamel-Barger Hire

Friday, June 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Tiffany Duhamel-Barger as vice president and an Arvest Private Banking advisor. 

Duhamel-Barger, who has more than 13 years of industry experience, will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 4400 W. Markham. In her new role, Duhamel-Barger will provide clients with concierge service to assist with their financial needs ranging from deposit accounts to consumer and mortgage lending. 

“We are delighted to add someone with Tiffany’s experience and expertise to our team,” said Brice Sisco, Arvest Private Banking manager. “I am confident she will be an asset not just to the bank, but more importantly, to our customers.” 

Duhamel-Barger earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Central Arkansas. She is an active member of BNI – Profit Makers, Central Arkansas Young Professionals Network, and New Life Church of Greater Little Rock, among other civic endeavors. 

Barger and her husband, Brandon, have one daughter. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. 

About Arvest Wealth Management

Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

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