Mackintosh Academy would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to FirstBank for being a Silver Sponsor at our Mack Event. We appreciate their loyal support and value our long-term partnership. Most recently, FirstBank has sponsored our Mack Event since at least 2017; this year, they increased their sponsorship to become a Silver Sponsor.
Our partnership with FirstBank goes beyond financial support; they have become a trusted advisor when it comes to financial services. As our banker, FirstBank consistently goes above and beyond, both in customer service and in their broader support. In the past, Andy Hancock, Retired Regional President of FirstBank South Metro Denver and Colorado Springs, served on the Mackintosh Board of Trustees. In recent years, Zachary McFarland, Vice President at First Bank Littleton-Market, has been our trusted advisor. Zach shepherded us through the loan process for our campus expansion and continues to offer invaluable advice on other matters. We know exactly who to call when we have a financial question. Zach is always there on the other end of the line with a friendly and helpful voice. Last summer, as we approached the first day of school, Zach delivered cloth face masks with the Mackintosh logo on them for our teachers – an unexpected and greatly appreciated gift!
Head of School Diane Dunne shared, “Zach is more than a banker. He is a friend of Mack’s, offering advice and celebrating our accomplishments. And he has been an avid and fun supporter during our in-person auctions.”
We can’t wait to host our Mack Event in person in the future but for now, we’re so thankful that FirstBank continues to be a sponsor for our Virtual Mack Event. Thank you, FirstBank and thank you, Zach McFarland! We value your friendship and partnership at Mack.
Reaching beyond our Littleton campus, FirstBank’s support is a cornerstone of philanthropy in Colorado. FirstBank helped launch and continues to be the main partner of Colorado Gives Day through the Community First Foundation. To date, over $217 million has been raised for nonprofits in Colorado through Colorado Gives Day. As you know, Colorado Gives Day has been an important day for our Annual Fund and ONE Campaign at Mack. Each December, our Mack community celebrates this day of giving along with their fellow Coloradans and FirstBank. We are grateful to FirstBank for enriching our Colorado community and leading by example when it comes to giving back!
FirstBank CEO Jim Reuter emphasizes the company’s belief in the importance of community. On their website, he says, “Giving back to the community means more to us than just writing checks. It’s dedicating our time and energy, volunteering and serving on boards and committees to help charitable causes — from the Autism Society to YMCA — make a deep and meaningful impact. We have a responsibility to support these organizations, while helping communities thrive. This is what FirstBank stands for.”
We are grateful to be one of the many local communities that FirstBank is helping to thrive.
FirstBank started from humble beginnings in 1963, and has since grown to be one of the largest privately held banks in the nation with over $19 billion in assets and over 100 locations throughout Colorado, Arizona, and California. Learn more at https://www.efirstbank.com/about-firstbank/about.htm