First Internet Bank announced it has been recognized as a finalist in the national 2015 US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards. The awards acknowledged organizations for exceptional work in inspiring youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. First Internet Bank was a finalist for the Excellence in Corporate Culture Award, which recognized national corporate partners as well as City Network corporate partners for promoting and supporting a culture of STEM volunteerism. Corporate Culture award recipients and finalists were evaluated in part by employee feedback as reported via the US2020 volunteer evaluation.
“First Internet Bank made the multi-year commitment to be a founding corporate partner for the Indianapolis US2020 initiative because we view this program as an important and valuable investment in the future of Indianapolis youth,” said David Becker, President and CEO. “I’m incredibly pleased with the level of our employee participation and dedication to student mentorship. Being recognized for our involvement is an honor, but the real reward is the service we have been able to provide. Volunteering has been as gratifying for the mentors from the Bank as it was for the kids involved.”
Winners and finalists for the competition were announced recently, following judging by a panel of STEM leaders from public and private sectors. US2020 received submissions from more than 80 organizations in 30 cities representing 13 states throughout the country. The Mentoring Awards included honors for Most Innovative Hands-On Project, Excellence in Volunteer Experience and Excellence in Corporate Culture.
About First Internet Bank
A premier provider of online banking services nationwide, First Internet Bank of Indiana opened for business in 1999 as the first state-chartered, FDIC-insured institution to operate solely via the Internet. With customers in all 50 states, First Internet Bank offers consumers services including checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit and IRA accounts as well as consumer loans, residential mortgages, residential construction loans and home equity products. For commercial clients, it provides commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and treasury management services. First Internet Bank has been recognized as one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker Magazine as well as a “Top Workplace” by The Indianapolis Star. For more information about the bank, please visit https://www.firstib.com. The bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ: INBK).
US2020 was formed through a partnership of leading education non-profits and corporate leaders in the STEM field. The long-term goal of the initiative is to mobilize 1 million STEM mentors annually by the year 2020, creating millions of movements of discovery — those life changing events when children launch rockets, build robots, write a computer program, or look into the farthest reaches of the universe. US2020 relies on a committed and growing community of public, private, non-profit, and individual partners. For more information about US2020, visit http://us2020.org.