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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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Volunteer of the Year: Emari Hunn, Vice President – Branch Manager, Honolulu

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At First Foundation, our volunteers lie at the core of our philanthropic efforts. We celebrate their dedication and hard work each month by sharing their inspiring stories to encourage other volunteers to follow in their footsteps. The Volunteer of the Year award is a unique opportunity for us to recognize the outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond in serving our community. This year, we are proud to announce our..

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