Doing the right thing for our employees, customers, and local communities.
At Peoples Bank, we're actively engaged in strengthening, energizing, and supporting our communities. We seek ways to help our clients, team members, and local communities prosper and thrive. Annually Peoples Bank supports regional and national organizations at the local level through giving and community service campaigns. Read our 2021 Community Report to learn more about our dedicated employees and the positive impacts they are making in their communities.
2021 Community Report
Why we Give
Our community service and giving programs are part of what helps our team members achieve the work-life balance they desire. Giving back is an essential component of what makes us a community bank. We are dedicated to providing support to the communities where we live and work.
Northwest Youth Services - Impact Grant Recipient
DVSAS - 2018 Impact Grant Recipient
Where we Give
We support groups and organizations in our markets with an emphasis on supporting causes our employees are directly engaged with. In addition to our human capital, Peoples Bank provides sponsorship and grant support to local community organizations in the following categories:
- The Arts
- Child & Family Services
- Health & Social Services
- Civic Organizations
Peoples Bank encourages employee volunteerism by providing regular opportunities for involvement and paid time off for eligible employees. We call this time, "Community Involvement Day." Through this program, we offer employees up to 8 paid hours annually to actively use their skills and knowledge to improve their communities. Peoples Bank employees serve hundreds of hours annually as board members and volunteers. With just over 400 employees, more than half volunteered in their communities.
Why we Volunteer
I have always enjoyed helping people. It’s one of the reasons I became a banker over 30 years ago, right out of high school. I like to make a difference in people’s lives. There are so many banks that use the term ‘community bank’ loosely. Peoples Bank absolutely backs it up. Our management encourages employees to get involved and to put in time and effort toward a goal. That’s what really makes the difference for me." -Marie Auriol, VP Branch Manager, Snohomish Office at Fred Meyer
"When you give back to the communities you live and work in, you get out what you put in… Everyone has an obligation to enrich the community." -Adam Lervik, VP Lending Programs Manager
"Peoples Bank’s commitment to community giving certainly fits in with what I feel my purpose is. I am grateful to have the opportunity to volunteer my time and represent Peoples Bank." -Pete Sontra, SVP Commercial Banking Officer
"One of our guiding principles at Peoples Bank is to support local organizations and serve markets where we can make a meaningful difference for customers, the community, and employees." -Ria Van Weerdhuizen, AVP Branch Manager, Fairhaven Office at Haggen Fairhaven Market
"Our community giving campaigns, such as Socktober and Pigs in Paradise, bring out the very best in all of us." -Charles LeCocq, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
2021 Community Report
In this report we share stories about our dedicated employees, our hard-working customers, and the accomplishments of the non-profit organizations we support.
Read the Report
Peoples Bank values a diverse workforce and inclusive culture and the impact that it has for our communities, customers and employees. Our environment of respect empowers us to build trusting relationships, which is part of our pledge to deliver a higher level of service.