Hard at Work in Texas
Bank of America began serving Texas almost 100 years ago. First Republic National Bank opened its doors in Dallas in 1920 and grew in popularity by offering extended banking hours. It built relationships with oil producers and became the largest bank in Texas in 1948. First Republic entered the Bank of America family when North Carolina National Bank acquired it in 1989. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.
Aug 24, 2012
Bank of America today announced a three-year commitment to make available up to 1,000 properties to nonprofit organizations and local government programs that provide homes for injured military veterans and first responders. “This is an important expansion of our property donation and community revitalization initiatives and improves the inventory of homes these organizations focused on assisting our veterans and first responders need,” said D. Steve Boland, national mortgage outreach executive for Bank of America… learn More about Bank of America to Donate 1,000 Properties for Injured Veterans, First Responders
Aug 03, 2012
Some 40,000 Houstonians experienced homelessness in the past year, with lack of education, joblessness and mental illness all contributing to the rising epidemic of people living on the street. SEARCH Homeless Services (SEARCH) was founded in 1989 as a way to help the growing number of Houston’s homeless transition into jobs and stable housing… learn More about Transforming Lives, Building Futures in Houston
Aug 02, 2012
Holocaust survivors and Polish immigrants Sigmund, Sol, and Max Jucker arrived in Houston following World War II armed with Eastern European family recipes and a desire to start a new life. On May 8, 1949 – just four years after Liberation Day when the brothers were released from Nazi concentration camps – the Juckers opened Three Brothers Bakery… learn More about Old World Baking Traditions Feed a Hungry Houston
Jul 13, 2012
It’s a story that could only have happened in Houston, a city synonymous with cattle, the Space Age and, of course, oil. In 1955, the city’s economy was booming and group of civic leaders, led by Maestro Walter Herbert, set out to make it a center for opera, too… learn More about Uniting Communities through the Power and Beauty of the Opera
Jul 16, 2012
Nearly 1 million people in Southeast Texas are unable to access the food they need to live healthy lives, with many residents running a monthly deficit of $52 for food costs. Their situations vary – some live at or below the poverty line, others earn too much to be considered impoverished, and some may just be experiencing a temporary setback – but all are all in need… learn More about How a local food bank fights food insecurity one meal at a time
*Extended $610.3 million in new credit to Texas small businesses in 2012.