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Our impact through community service

First Internet Bank is as passionate about our community as we are about our customers, and we use our time and talents to make a lasting impact. Many employees serve local nonprofit organizations through Board membership, volunteerism or financial contributions. The Bank also allocates additional funds to charitable causes that support employee interests.

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING PARTNERSHIP
LIVING THE DREAM

Bank employees traded their calculators and keyboards for power tools and paintbrushes as part of a home makeover project for one deserving Indianapolis family. Volunteers welcomed the homeowner to a bright, new living room, cheery bedrooms and an upgraded outdoor space—including a new swingset for the home’s youngest resident.

 
 

 

TRIVIA NIGHT
Trivia buffs from all areas of the Bank teamed up to compete in Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership’s annual trivia night fundraiser. Proceeds from the event helped low- to moderate-income families achieve their dreams of homeownership. The Risky Quizness team from the Bank brought home the first place trophy among 42 teams, while our Wise Quackers received the spirit award.

 

 

LIKE A LION
Employees donated several hundred pounds of food and made financial contributions to the Like a Lion program. Among many other programs, the organization provides snack bags to disadvantaged students during their spring breaks to ensure they will have food when school is closed.

 
 

OPERATION GRATITUDE
Along with two local elementary schools, we collected more than 900 pounds of candy and a stack of handwritten notes for care packages to be sent to U.S. troops, veterans and first responders as part of Operation Gratitude.

GIRLS INC. FINANCIAL LITERACY CARNIVAL
For the third consecutive year, the Bank has sponsored the Girls Inc. Financial Literacy Carnival. As one of the most popular events during the annual summer camp, 70 girls, ages 6 to 14, learn first-hand what it means to be an entrepreneur. Participants create a business plan, acquire supplies and market a product or service to be purchased with fun money.

PI DAY
A group of Bank employees volunteered to teach math-themed board games to elementary school students as part of TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s inaugural Pi Day celebration on March 14th.

Sky's the Limit for Our Team

Many employees serve local nonprofit organizations through Board membership, volunteerism or financial contributions.

NICOLE S. LORCH
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Organizations: Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, United Way of Central Indiana, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

"I’m fortunate to serve organizations where I can apply my professional experience to impact causes with personal significance to me. It’s tremendously fulfilling to effect change and work with dynamic, like-minded individuals from across the community. Work I do in the community recharges me and provides insight that makes me more effective in my role at First Internet Bank.”

CHUCK FIPPEN
Vice President, Commercial Banking

Organizations: Crossroads of America Council, BSA

“Helping others in the community where I grew up has always been important to me. I became an Eagle Scout at age 17. After being an adult volunteer for several years, I now have a son involved in the program. The skills and connections that I have gained through Scouting have been a foundation for me at every stage of my personal life and throughout my career.”

LATOYA ASHÉ
Internal Audit Manager

Organizations: Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, ACE Preparatory Academy

“I’m involved with the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana because it helps area women and girls achieve socio-economic freedom. I also sit on the Board for ACE Preparatory Academy whose mission is to provide students with the foundation to prepare for college and achieve success after graduation. It’s truly rewarding to support these phenomenal organizations, and know that I’m contributing to finding solutions.”

KATHY DUFFER
Vice President, Deposit Operations

Organizations: Hendricks Regional Health Foundation

“Through my involvement with the Hendricks Regional Hospital Foundation, I’ve helped raise funds for programs that save lives and make a difference for patients. I believe that it is in giving that we receive, and it’s especially gratifying to partner with others who sow the seeds of kindness and good health for people in our community.”

MATHEW FOLEY
Vice President, Credit Administration

Organizations: Flagship Enterprise Capital, Business Ownership Initiative, SCORE, SBA Emerging Leaders

“Whether it’s supporting lending efforts for underserved and emerging markets or through leadership programs that teach others how to achieve their dreams, serving community organizations allows me to make a difference. I can use my skills in a meaningful way that is not just about managing a balance sheet or making a loan—it gives me an opportunity to help change lives.”