When organizations who have spent decades serving their community partner together, great things are bound to happen! In celebration of 100 years of local banking in western Washington at First Fed and 50 years of changing lives through the arts at Centrum, the bank has made a five-year, $50,000 commitment to Centrum’s programs and to scholarships for participants.
“We take great pride in commemorating the remarkable 50-year journey of Centrum and celebrating their unwavering commitment to delivering world-class creative arts experiences for individuals of all ages. Their dedication to arts, education and residencies has played a pivotal role in nurturing and enriching the arts in our communities. We are genuinely thrilled to be a part of their ongoing success and to support their inspiring mission,” says Cindy Finnie, First Fed Board Chair.
First Fed’s gift helped to launch the “Centrum Circle,” a new giving initiative created to mark the organization’s 50th anniversary. First Fed is the first business partner to join the Centrum Circle, which gives recognition to donors who make a commitment of $1,000 or more for the next three to five years. Members will be included on a donor wall in Centrum’s new headquarters in building 305 at Fort Worden State Park, receive invitations to special thank you events, and more.
The generosity of the community – and supporters like First Fed – has made Centrum a vibrant home for the arts for 50 years and is what will help keep it thriving for the next generation.
Giving back to the community is a core value for First Fed. In the past seven years, it has donated over $8 million to non-profit organizations. In 2022, its employees volunteered over 6,800 hours with non-profit organizations.