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Community Involvement

Our employees share their time, talent, and treasures throughout the community.
Exchange Bank is more than just a financial institution - it's a vital community member committed to giving back and positively impacting the lives of our customers and neighbors. From supporting local non-profit organizations to sponsoring community events, Exchange Bank is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for everyone in the communities it serves. By giving back in meaningful ways, Exchange Bank is building stronger, more resilient communities where everyone can thrive.

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday! Terry Kennedy, our Senior Vice President, read "Cat in the Hat" to a class of third graders at LVA inspiring them to fall in love with reading. Thank you, Terry, for sharing the magic of reading with the next generation!
This week, we celebrated National Law Enforcment Day. We recognize that our law enforcement personnel face numerous challenges every day. Your selflessness and dedication are greatly appreciated, and we want you to know that we see and value your sacrifices.
While we cannot completely repay you for your incredible service, we expressed our appreciation throughout the week by providing meals and treats to our local officers. We are grateful for your commitment to keeping us safe and helping our community thrive.
We are thankful to partner with JACOR Foundation, Inc., and Chairman Jonathan Pitts to improve youth financial well-being. JACOR, a non-profit, champions financial literacy through education. Statistics reveal that 27% of American adults would have to sell something or borrow money to pay for unforeseen expenses of $400. Aligned with Exchange Bank's mission, JACOR empowers with knowledge and tools for stability.
Exchange Bank had the opportunity to extend a helping hand to 11 families enrolled in the Ocmulgee Family Dependency Treatment Court's (FDTC) program. We donated Kroger gift cards to support these families on their journey towards positive change.
The FDTC is a beacon of hope, breaking the cycle of addiction and neglect within families. By holding parents accountable for their actions, the FDTC creates a path to healing and prosperity. Our small donation may be a drop in the bucket, but we hope it helps ease a bit of the financial burden these families may face during the holiday season.
Exchange Bank is honored to contribute $10,000 to the Jones County School System through the PEACH Education Tax Credit Program. This program allows Georgia taxpayers to support public education and students while receiving a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit. We hope other businesses will join us in supporting local education.
Exchange Bank had a fantastic time participating in the Georgia District Exchange Club’s Annual Golf Tournament. The funds raised from this event help to prevent child abuse, a cause close to our hearts. While there wasn't a car won with a hole in one, we truly enjoyed supporting this important cause and being part of a wonderful day!
Exchange Bank's Sr. Vice President, Terry Kennedy, volunteered at Lakeview Academy for the annual “Read for the Record” literacy event by reading “With Lots of Love”, a beautiful story about family, finding ways to stay connected, and sharing love across distances today. Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” is the world’s largest shared reading experience, which celebrates and supports children’s early language and social-emotional development.
Exchange Bank celebrated National First Responders Day by honoring our local heroes. We hosted a special luncheon to show our appreciation for their tireless dedication and bravery. But that's not all! Our amazing team also rallied together for a blood drive, giving back in a truly life-saving way. We're thrilled to share that we collectively donated 38 units of blood to the American Red Cross.

Exchange Bank had a great time volunteering at the John Milledge Academy's Reality Check program, presented by the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce. Jessica Elliott, Julia Little, and Heather Cook had fun engaging with students as they learned about budgeting and adult financial responsibility. We can't wait for the next opportunity to contribute to our local students' growth and success!

Exchange Bank was honored to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Faith and Blue event. Thank you to all our law enforcement personnel for their commitment to making our community safer and stronger. Your hard work and sacrifices don't go unnoticed. To show our appreciation, Exchange Bank's Business Development Officer, Heather Cook, had the honor of volunteering as the event photographer!
Exchange Bank kicked off its seven-part Money Cents Financial Literacy Program at Georgia Military College during Spirit Week!
Missy Swicord, Jonathan Pope, and Heather Cook shared valuable insights with high school students, helping them understand their paystubs, filling out a W-4, income taxes, other payroll deductions and how to analyze employer benefits when considering job offers.
We can't wait for the next segment: "Bank Your Bucks!” Students will delve into the world of opening and managing deposit accounts, gaining a deeper understanding of how banks operate. Thank you to Major Smith and Major Williams at GMC for partnering with us to financially empower our young people.
Exchange Bank recently made a generous donation to Communities In Schools of Milledgeville/Baldwin County (CISMBC). Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school. CISMBC provides a range of essential services, including tutoring, access to food and clothing, mentorship programs, reading workshops, and so much more. 
Our Exchange Bank team had a blast hitting the greens and networking with fellow golf enthusiasts. A huge shoutout to the Jones County Chamber for organizing a fantastic event. Here's to more birdies and business connections!

Exchange Bank is proud to support the Jones County Library. We recently presented the library with a check to sponsor its 2024 SWANK Movie Licensing. With this license, they can curate programs that unite the community with learning, entertainment, and inspiration.

Exchange Bank had a blast at GMC's Freshman Orientation today! Students spun the wheel, won prizes, and learned about our banking services.

We thoroughly enjoyed attending Baldwin High School's Art in the Garden event. The new Inclusion Garden Brick Pathway showcases our local students' incredible talent, and the innovative addition of the aquaponics greenhouse will provide a hands-on learning experience for students.

We are thrilled to share that Exchange Bank recently contributed $100,000 to three local hospitals through the Georgia HEART (Helping Enhance Access to Rural Treatment) Program. We recently presented St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital with their portion of the funds.