Arvest Bank partners with ASYMCA for 4th Annual Art Contest

Wednesday, September 12 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to announce its 4th annual art contest in conjunction with the Lawton-Fort Sill Armed Services YMCA. The theme is “My Military Family” and entry forms may be picked up first at the ASYMCA’s annual YFry event on Tuesday, September 18 at Great Plains Coliseum. The YFry will be happening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4-8 p.m. The entry forms will then be available at all Arvest branches in Lawton, Duncan, Elgin, Chickasha and Walters.

The contest is open to all children between kindergarten and sixth grade. Three prizes will be given to each of the following age divisions: Kindergarten-First grade, Second-Third grade and Fourth-Sixth grade. The prizes are as follows: $100 Visa gift card for first place, $50 Visa gift card for second place and $25 Visa gift card for third.

Winners will be presented their awards at an event at the ASYMCA on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8 a.m. Winners will be contacted beforehand.

All art must have the entry form attached to a 6x8-inch piece of paper and turned in or postmarked by Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Art that does not have the entry form attached will not be judged. Mail entries to:

Arvest Bank
Attn: Lindsay Roman
5201 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505

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Wives of Armor Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, September 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Wives of Armor will purchase new equipment, systems in police vehicles, and other needs of the officers thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Russellville Police Department. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Melanie Ewing, executive treasurer of the Wives of Armor.

“With the generous donation of the Arvest Foundation funds, Wives of Armor will be able to expand our opportunities to serve and support our area law enforcement agencies,” stated Jillian Tucker, president of Wives of Armor.

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Wives of Armor, who have dedicated their time to serve and honor our local officers.” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing support to our local law enforcement and first responders.”

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Arvest Bank Names Brown President in Stillwater

Tuesday, September 11 at 01:30 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Adam Brown as community bank president in Stillwater.

In that role, Brown is accountable for directing the local bank’s management team, as well as leading the branch and the team of associates in offering quality service and financial solutions for the bank’s customers and the community it serves. He will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 5215 W. 6th Ave. in Stillwater.

Brown graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. His concentration was in commercial bank management, with a minor in accounting.

Among other civic endeavors, Brown has been active with The Saville Center for Child Advocacy and Young Professionals of Stillwater, and has coached numerous youth sports teams. Additionally, he was named Young Professional of the Year by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce in 2015, and also is a graduate of its Leadership Stillwater program.

The son of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Brown lived in multiple places as a child, but spent the majority of his time in the Washington, D.C. area. He and his wife, Brooke, now live in Stillwater with their two sons.

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Inter-Faith Community Preschool Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Tuesday, September 11 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

A local preschool will be able to purchase an awning for their playground thanks to a $2,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.
The gift was announced today at the Inter-Faith Community Preschool in Fort Smith. Amy Sights of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The Inter-Faith Community Preschool strives to provide education for economically underserved children in the Fort Smith area, regardless of race, creed, color or ethnic origin, and to encourage developmentally appropriate intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social growth through personalized attention and innovative programs. The Inter-Faith Community Preschool also strives to offer a safe, nurturing environment for the children in the program while cultivating spiritual awareness and dedication to Christian values. 

The donation from the Arvest Foundation will help to fund the construction of an awning for the Inter-Faith Preschool’s playground, which will create a safe and comfortable area for the students to play. 

 “Inter-Faith Community Preschool has kept its doors open for 51 years to families and children in need. All donations, whether monetary or in kind, are appreciated. The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to create a more engaging learning experience for our students at all levels, while helping us provide a healthier environment outside with less sun exposure,” said Ann Law, executive director of Inter-Faith Community Preschool. “By expanding our capabilities, we’ve given our students and teachers an even greater avenue for success.” 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support Inter-Faith Community Preschool’s efforts to provide greater educational opportunities for their students,” said Sights, a Private Banking advisor for Arvest. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education and to the children in the region.”

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East Pointe Elementary School Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Thursday, September 06 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Elementary students in the Greenwood area will get a boost to their STEM curriculum thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. 

The gift was announced today at East Pointe Elementary School in Greenwood. Jamie Skinner and Beth Presley of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation will allow the school to purchase various materials to create a collaborative STEM work space or “Makerspace” inside the school that fosters creativity, flexibility, and persistence through the process of problem-solving.  

"The incredible support provided by Arvest Bank has allowed us to provide a place where our students can explore, discover, and play while solving problems and experiencing learning firsthand,” said East Pointe Elementary principal Josh Ray. “Students at East Pointe are literally begging for more science and math, and we could have never experienced that without Arvest’s generosity. On behalf of every future East Pointe engineer, doctor, architect, and programmer, thank you so much."

Arvest branch manager Jamie Skinner said, “When East Pointe reached out to us with the details of what they were wanting to accomplish with their Makerspace, we knew that we wanted to be a part and help create this incredible experience for all of the students, and students to come. We are thankful that the Arvest Foundation was able to provide this grant for East Pointe and we’re looking forward to seeing this dream become a reality for them.”


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