News & Events
First Alliance Bank collected toy donations during the months of April and May to benefit LeBonheur Children's Hospital's Bunny Lane. This hallway is traveled by every child going to surgery, and here, each boy and girl is allowed to pick out a toy which accompanies them into surgery and recovery.
With the help of customers, employees and friends, we were able to collect 237 toys!
Thank you to all who donated, whether cash or toys, to help a child going thru a very stressful situation, feel a little more at ease. During our two months of collections, we heard a lot of stories of personal journeys thru Bunny Lane, from adults and children, who still have their toys. You may never know the lives that are touched through your generosity, but it is appreciated none the less.
First Alliance Bank helped sponsor the Denim & Diamonds Gala hosted by the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce. It was an incredible night celebrating Oakland! Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to promote and support continued economic and community development and to encourage visionary leadership and partnerships with organizations for the betterment of Oakland and Fayette County.
First Alliance Bank participated with nearly 15,000 people on Saturday, October 26th for the 21st Annual Memphis-Midsouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k. Formerly held at The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown, the organization opted for a larger venue and kicked off from Collierville's Carriage Crossing. Since their inception in 1992, Komen Memphis-MidSouth has raised over $8 million in its mission to eradicate breast cancer through education, screening and treatment in our community, with an additional $2 million invested in research via Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
First Alliance Bank Team members also created Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts, available for purchase at each of our branch locations with $5 from every shirt sold being donated to the race.
Members of First Alliance Bank, along with a record breaking crowd, participated in Fayette Cares Cotton Pickin' 5k on Saturday, September 14th and the weather couldn't have been better! The bank supports the efforts of Fayette Cares, a non-profit organization that works with more than 1600 people annually to help end homelessness, break the cycle of domestic violence and empower families in economic crisis to achieve financial stability.
This year, First Alliance Bank celebrated it's 14th birthday! We hope you had the chance to come by and enjoy some delicious cookies as we thank you for another wonderful year.
On Saturday, August 24th, Meritan held its Annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour. This event, which set out this year from Tiger Lane, is a 17 mile, non-competitive, police-escorted bike ride touring along Memphis landmarks. Participants from First Alliance Bank came out to show their support for Meritan, a private, non-profit organization that delivers health, social & support services for individuals and families living with the effects of aging, vision loss, blindness, and disabilities, along with helping to find families for children in need.
First Alliance Bank assisted the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law welcome the incoming Class of 2016 with the Orientation Vendor Fair. With 53% of the incoming class from outside of the Memphis area, the event allows the students a chance to get to know restaurants and service vendors in the Downtown area and sample some delectable dishes.
On July 20th, more than 14,000 Redbirds fans packed the seats at AutoZone Park as First Alliance Bank representatives presented the Emmanuel Episcopal Center with a donation of $1000.
The Emmanuel Episcopal Center is a local, non-profit organization at work in Memphis for more than 20 years, educating and empowering at-risk youth and adults through ministry. The center serves the residents of two public housing communities by providing spiritual direction, social service programs, educational enrichment, organized sports and career development training to empower individuals so they may be elevated out of poverty and to become productive citizens.
Thank you to all who bought tickets or contributed thru donations which allowed for many of the kids involved with the Emmanuel Episcopal Center to attend the game who might otherwise not have the opportunity.
Each year during the Christmas season employees of First Alliance Bank adopt a family from the Emanuel Center, located in Downtown Memphis. The Center's program is very successful in helping single mothers and their children all year round. But, during the holiday season Operation Joy helps make sure the children have a wonderful Christmas. This year First Alliance Bank helped brighten the lives of a mother with 3 children, two boys and a girl, by providing needed warm clothing and some special gifts from their wish list.
It was all treats and lots of fun for our younger customers and guests as they visited with the Great Pumpkin during FAB's fall celebration. Each child received a treat bag to color in their own favorite style, and treats to put in the bag.
The YMCA Soccer Team for girls and boys aged 5 - 7 was sponsored by First Alliance Bank.
Saturday, September 8, 2012, First Alliance Bank had 13 team members participate in the Fayette Cares Cotton Pickin' 5K run/walk. Many more employees, family members, customers and friends did their part by donating a total of $541 to Fayette Cares in support of the FAB Team and the families that receive assistance from Fayette Cares. Countless thanks go out to everyone for caring enough to donate and/or participate in this very worthwhile event.
On Saturday, August 25th, several First Alliance Bank employees, family, and friends participated in the 13th Annual Meritan Midnight Classic Bike Tour. This annual event helps raise money to assist foster families who care for children with special needs, job retraining for seniors, training for people who are visually impaired, support for those with developmental disabilities, and skilled nursing & physical/occupational therapy. The 17 mile bicycle tour includes East Memphis, Central Gardens and Midtown.
On Wednesday, August 15th, First Alliance Bank helped the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law welcome the incoming class of law students. The Orientation Vendor Fair, which the bank helps organize, brings together vendors from the Downtown area including restaurants, doctors, veterinarians, salons, gyms and more!
On Monday, July 30, 2012, the Mid-South Food Bank's President & CEO Estella Mayhue-Greer presented First Alliance Bank with a plaque of appreciation for its recent participation in Operation Feed. The Bank employees, customers, and friends have donated needed items to the Mid-South Food Bank on several previous occasions, as well. First Alliance Bank will continue to support the needs of the community through the Mid-south Food Bank and other dedicated community services whenever possible. Many thanks to all of you who contributed to Operation Feed!