2020 has shown moments and movements of adversity and has taught us to celebrate victories and accomplishments with our full attention. On Thursday, June 25th, Volunteer Memphis held their Awards in a beautifully executed virtual event. We are honored and excited to announce that Triumph Bank received Volunteer Memphis’ Corporate Philanthropic Initiatives Award for 2020!
Here at Triumph, we talk growth. Even more so, we act to propel growth in our communities through our Triumph Community Development Foundation (TCDF) aims to support organizations that enhance education, financial literacy, and economic development. The Branch of Nashville’s mission to help families “walk out of poverty and into self-sufficiency” struck a chord, first, in the hearts of our Nashville teammates, who have through food drives and volunteer hours. Now, we are proud to announce that TCDF will officially partner with The Branch.
The Branch of Nashville recognized a need in its community to not only eradicate hunger but to guide immigrant families as they immerse themselves into American culture. The Branch of Nashville mainly operates as a food pantry and supplies an average of 440 families with food. In addition, they help nearly 300 individuals navigate the English language. The organization offers 6 levels of instruction throughout the day and night, catering to various English comprehension levels and job schedules. The Branch of Nashville established the connection between fluency and self-sufficiency. Once the students grasp a better understanding of the English language, students are more likely to pull themselves and their families out of poverty due to higher-paying job opportunities. The TCDF grant provides scholarship money for adult English learners in the pre-literacy program, which allows adult students to grasp basic reading, writing, speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills. We are honored to assist The Branch of Nashville and bolster its mission to uplift its community in comfort, education, and self-sufficiency.
To learn more about The Branch of Nashville visit https://www.thebranchofnashville.org/
The Triumph team brought lots of love, sweet treats, and math worksheets to our second-grade class at Binghampton Christian Academy last Friday to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Team members and second graders alike were dressed from head to toe in hues of reds and pinks, even heart-shaped glasses, to match the spirit of the holiday. After an exchange of joyful hugs, team members explained a sewing craft before the kids’ dove into their creative groove, producing beautiful new valentines.
It’s the season of giving and who better to shower with gifts than the students at our community partner, Binghampton Christian Academy! Triumph team members collaborated up with other dedicated friends of BCA to deliver Christmas to the thirty boys and girls that participate in their residential program.
Our Triumph team has been busy with handfuls of opportunities to give back to our community through our relationships with STREETS Ministries, Carpenter Art Garden and Binghampton Christian Academy “BCA.” Here’s an overview of our recent engagements with our community partners!
The Triumph Community Development Foundation was so pleased to present a grant to the STREETS Ministries’ after-school literacy program, “STREET Smarts,” last fall. Our focus through the foundation always searches for Non-Profit Organizations where we can allocate our financial resources and provide support through volunteerism.
This morning, our Memphis area Triumph retail managers hosted a special “Cop Stop” breakfast for all law enforcement in the Arlington area. We are so grateful for these men and women who serve and protect us everyday, and at Triumph, we call them our Community Heroes! We want to give special thanks to Crave Coffee Bar and Bistro and Off the Hoof for helping us prepare the delicious food served.
Last year, the Triumph Community Development Foundation committed to support The Salvation Army of Memphis and the Mid-South’s summer program, Camp Hope. The six-week summer program provides a creative, active, and educational experience exclusively for the children participating in the residential programs at the Purdue Center of Hope.
The Triumph Community Development Foundation presented a grant check in April to Carpenter Art Garden “CAG” in the Binghampton neighborhood in Memphis to support the teen staffing program they recently started. This summer, they are employing over 20 teens from the neighborhood that will be working in different areas of CAG’s properties: the art house, two community gardens, mosaics, sewing, bike repair and more. This Monday at their summer orientation, we kicked off a financial education class based on the book, Pay Yourself First.