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FirstBank Supports Local Roaring Fork Nonprofit Stepping Stones

FirstBank Supports Local Roaring Fork Nonprofit Stepping Stones

FirstBank teamed up with Carbondale Creamery and Café and Dos Gringos Burritos during the month of October to support local Roaring Fork Valley nonprofit Stepping Stones. For each croissant/latte purchased from the Creamery and burrito purchased from Dos Gringos, FirstBank donated $5 to Stepping Stones, achieving its $10,000 donation goal. The “Giving for Good” campaign was also the Carbondale Creamery’s final contribution to the community, as they closed their doors on Sunday, Oct. 18, after helping ensure FirstBank exceeded its goal.

“We are deeply grateful to both the Carbondale Creamery and Dos Gringos Burritos for their willingness to support FirstBank’s efforts to do good in our community,” said Dave Portman, FirstBank Roaring Fork Valley market president. “I personally am saddened to see the Creamery close up shop, which has been pillar in our community for the past four years. But with their help, we are fortunate to be able to make this contribution to Stepping Stones.”

The funds raised will go to a capital campaign to help fund renovations to Stepping Stones’ youth center. Stepping Stones is a community-based youth mentoring program that operates drop-in centers for youth and young adults in the Roaring Fork Valley. Its mission is to cultivate strong mentoring relationships and community spaces for youth ages 10-21 to foster personal growth, compassion, and responsibility.

Photo, from left to right: Lizz Bailey (Youth Program Director), Dave Portman (FirstBank Market President), Juan Lemus, Kseniya Mamlin (FirstBank AVP), Kyle Crawley (Executive Director), Jonathan Greener (Assistant Director), Gabe Hazleton.