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The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA) encourages insured depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities they serve. Since 2000, Amerant has earned top ratings in all three performance tests: Lending, Investment and Service.
Throughout Amerant Bank’s over 40-year history, it has been our mission to give back to the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity Broward to make community members’ dreams of owning a home come true. Our Vice Chairman, President and CEO, Jerry Plush; Chief Business Officer, Miguel Palacios; and some of our Amerant team members, recently dedicated a new home to the Huie Family.
Walking alongside our customers to create a meaningful financial journey is our top priority. At Amerant Bank, we see our local business customers as lifelong partners, like Tire Group International (TGI). Joaquin Gonzalez, President of TGI and Miami Hurricanes football hall of famer, shares his personal experience over the years with the Amerant Bank team.
At Amerant, we are committed to providing financial support to our local business and their employees. Colin Davis, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager in Houston, recently visited Anointed Caring Homes, Inc. and held an “Amerant at Work” session with their employees. Amerant at Work is a valuable program that is offered to qualifying businesses to enhance their employee benefits package by providing a specialized Workplace Banker.
At Amerant, we value creativity in young minds and understand the significance art can have on a community. In October of 2019, the Edgewater Banking Center unveiled the art created by the talented students at nearby Key Point Christian Academy.
In 2019, Amerant launched Amerant Art, an art initiative that incorporates a series of rotating exhibitions throughout its spaces. With such a unique branch that perfectly lends itself to showcasing art, we were proud to dedicate our first Amerant Art exhibition to the artistic talent that these local students have to offer.
As part of our sponsorship for the art therapy program at Camillus House, Amerant hosted a public art exhibit featuring the work of Camillus House clients. The exhibition, that featured over fifty pieces from the art therapy program, were available for purchase and benefited Camillus House.
The art was on display throughout the holidays, and provided a platform for Camillus House clients to showcase their work and talent to the public.
Building on a 40-year legacy of supporting the arts, Amerant showcases a series of art exhibitions in its corporate spaces featuring artists whose talent inspires, entertains and amazes. The exhibition changes three times each year to remain fresh and inviting. Our current installation celebrates the theme, “(Un) Balances”. During these unprecedented times, when we are all practicing social distancing and caring for each other, Amerant decided to adopt a new approach to supporting the arts and has embraced digital technologies in order to share this art with you.
In late April, Amerant employees in South Florida and Houston, along with friends and family members, walked together to support of the March of Dimes. The Amerant team showed great participation and support for this wonderful cause.
The annual March for Babies walk, gives hope to more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money that Amerant Bank employees help raise throughout the months of March and April, help support programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
Amerant was proud to lend a helping hand to the League Against Cancer (La Liga Contra el Cancer) at their Annual Telethon on Saturday, June 1. Employee volunteers answered phone calls from 5 to 8 pm to help collect donations for this great organization.
Cancer does not discriminate against age, race, nationality, religion or creed. For years, La Liga has provided the invaluable hope of healing and survival to the less fortunate in our community.
Every year, Middle School students in Miami-Dade County are encouraged to visit Zoo Miami, take a photo of their favorite animal, and submit it for a chance to win big!
Throughout Amerant Bank’s almost 40 year history, it has been our mission to give back to the communities we serve, with a special focus on positively influencing the arts and education. Established back in 2010, we are very proud of the ZoolensSM program and grateful for the opportunity to take part in inspiring our community’s students in a meaningful way.
The Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation celebrated their Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk at Zoo Miami. As a primary sponsor, Amerant joined the cause with more than 100 employee volunteers, as part of our commitment to support meaningful organization in the communities we serve.
The Live Like Bella Foundation is a leader in childhood cancer awareness by funding research, offering in-treatment support and memorial assistance.
Over a hundred employees volunteered during the two week Blitz Build to help with the construction of the Bank’s 10th house with Habitat for Humanity.
Amerant is proud to have employees that volunteer their time to be a part of such a wonderful and rewarding experience. Helping transform the lives of families in our community by providing affordable homeownership opportunities, Habitat for Humanity is a great way for our employees to volunteer and give back.