It takes one main objective to be a strong community bank, and this is to put the needs of the communities we serve first. At The Citizens Bank we live by this principle. We believe as a corporate citizen, it is our responsibility to reach out to our communities.
The Citizens Bank sponsors and contributes to area charitable and community events.
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
American Legion Post & Unit 138
American Red Cross
Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of American
Philadelphia Main Street Association’s Ham Jam Art’s Festival
Mississippi School Nutrition
Mississippi Special Olympics
Adult Volunteer Literacy Program
Neshoba County Fair Association
Habitat for Humanity
Neshoba County Hospital/Nursing Home Auxiliary
Neshoba County Ministerial Association
Volunteer Fire Departments
Neshoba County Historical Museum
Neshoba County Parks & Recreation
Philadelphia Junior Auxiliary
Philadelphia Neshoba County Arts Council
Boys & Girls Club
State Games of Mississippi
The Salvation Army
The Citizens Bank is a strong supporter of city, county, and tribal schools.
In a continued effort to support the children of our communities, The Citizens Bank gives away scholarship money. The scholarship is known as the Rewards A’s Scholarship. We give eleven $1,000.00 scholarships (one for each county we serve) to a high school Junior or Senior each year annually. The bank partners with local participating schools to offer a branded School Stash debit card that gives $0.05 back to the schools for qualified transactions.
The Citizens Bank has been a major participant in Neshoba County’s American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since it first began. The bank’s team has collected over a $100,000.00 during this time that goes directly to the American Cancer Society to be used to help fight for a cure.
The Citizens Bank goes beyond monetary contributions with employees who are very generous with their time. Our employees are at their best when they are helping people – not only our customers but people in our communities. Employees from all levels of the organization participate in all aspects in their community. Our employees hold membership and leadership roles in area organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Sertoma Club, Rotary Club, Boys and Girls Club, Industrial Development Authority, Main Street Association, Community Development Partnership, Junior Auxiliary, and Lions Club. Employees also serve on church boards, coach youth teams, volunteer time at local schools and other various community events. Our employees operate as ambassadors for our bank in the communities we serve.