Worthington National Bank receives Cornerstone Award
AUSTIN, May 10, 2007 – The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, presented a Cornerstone Award to Worthington National Bank for restoring the lobby of the Burk Burnett Building in downtown Fort Worth to its original style.
Built in 1914, the Burk Burnett Building was Fort Worth’s first true skyscraper. Although a variety of other businesses have operated in the space, the lobby of the building originally served as a bank. From the beginning of the project it was important to Worthington National Bank to have precise historical renovation and interior design in the new bank location. The bank’s CEO Greg Morse personally worked with historians, consulting old pictures and archives to recreate the original look of the lobby.
The building is located in historic downtown Fort Worth which is the central business district of the city. Worthington National opens up its board room and lobby area to non-profit and social groups and many events have been held at the location since its opening. Embracing downtown Fort Worth’s history and culture is as important to Worthington National as getting to know and helping the people of its community.
The Cornerstone Award was accepted by Matthew Steward at the association’s 123rd Annual Convention and Exposition in Austin.
This is the sixth year the Texas Bankers Foundation has recognized Texas banks for their outstanding community involvement through the Cornerstone Awards competition. From offering low-cost loans for community development to educating children in low-income communities on the importance of being financially responsible, Texas banks touch the lives of their communities on a daily basis.
“Banks are truly the cornerstones of our communities,” said TBA Foundation Chairman Julie Cripe. “Through donations of time, money and expertise, Texas bankers are involved in countless civic and charitable organizations. Without question, bankers work to give something back to the communities that support them.”
Representing all Texas banking institutions, the Texas Bankers Association brings together community and regional banks and branches, bank holding companies, savings associations, trust companies and savings banks. Serving Texas bankers since 1885, TBA is the largest and oldest state bankers association in the nation and can be found on the Web at http://www.texasbankers.com .
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