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The Role of Scholarships in Creating a More Prepared and Diverse Workforce

Education remains critical for economic mobility and career success in the ever-evolving job market. However, the rising cost of education can pose a significant barrier for many aspiring students. Non-profit scholarship programs alleviate financial burdens for tuition, books, and other associated expenses. Many of these programs have extended their support through mentorship and programs that help prepare a more competent and diverse workforce.

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Volunteer of the Month - Jay Kanner, SVP, Retail Banking Market Area Director

Bowling is My Super Power

Congratulations to Jay Kanner, the June Volunteer of the Month!

Jay is the founder, Director, and driving force of the Palm Springs Desert Invitational Classic (, an event that has become a staple in the Palm Springs bowling community since 2006.  Jay's involvement in organizing and running this event highlights his commitment to creating inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ community members.

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Volunteer of the Month - Nicole Barber, VP, Corporate Banker

It is a pleasure to highlight Nicole Barber, a Corporate Banker in Dallas, TX, as First Foundation’s Volunteer of the Month. Nicole began volunteering with City House in Plano, TX, after moving to Dallas in 2022. City House provides vital services to youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness, abuse, or neglect. They aim to provide emergency shelter and transitional residential services to lead vulnerable youth toward..

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