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    In support of Education

    Last updated 5 days ago

    CBF is pleased to once again sponsor the Pi Nu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in their 15th annual Purple & Gold Ball. The event is the main fundraiser for their Academy of Scholars, a program that provides college grants to local high school seniors. The fraternity believes education leads to nurturing, mentoring and molding youth to become citizens that ‘give back’ to the community. Each year they strive to make a larger impact by increasing the number of scholarships they award.

    The Purple & Gold Ball is a formal affair featuring fine cuisine, live entertainment, an elegant setting with a purpose to help fulfill a promise. It will be held on April 25, 2014 at Jungle Island. It’s not too late to support the event or purchase tickets. For more information, visit

    Photo: CBF’s Senior Vice President and Omega Psi Phi Member Willie Carpenter presents the check to Harold Ford, Omega Psi Phi Purple & Gold Ball Program Chair 

    2014 Catboat Regatta

    Last updated 7 days ago

    CBF was proud to once again partner with the Upper Keys Sailboat Club to hold their 3rd Annual Key Largo Catboat Regatta. It was a beautiful weekend and a great time was had by all the guests. The weekend activities included a Sunset Party on Friday night, back to back racing all day Saturday, followed by an awards dinner.  

    Photo 1 - The race is on!

    Photo 2 - The Upper Keys Sailing Club Patrol

    Photo 3 - Connie Fleming; CBF's Cindy Kendall and Evelyn Guilfoyle; Upper Keys Sailboat Club Member Marylou Chambers and our Keys Board Member, Bill Andersen

    Photo 4 - CBF Helpers: Evelyn Guilfoyle, Marylou Chambers, Yuleissi Lopez, Maria McGlocklin and Bette Brown



    • The Race is On
    • Upper Keys Sailing Club Officials
    • Enjoying the awards dinner
    • CBF Helpers

    A quarter century of smiles!

    Last updated 9 days ago

    CBF is excited to share that Lydia Rosado is having her 25th anniversary with the bank. Lydia is a customer service rep at the Princeton Office and says her favorite part of the job is “Making the customers happy!” Her customers must agree, because she is often pleasantly surprised to receive letters of thanks, which are shared at monthly staff meetings. 

    Lydia is a dedicated member of her church and likes to volunteer by tutoring children and visiting local hospitals. She has six grandchildren and attributes her job at the bank as the support she needed to put them all through college. She feels her customers and coworkers are just an extended part of her family and looks forward to many more years working here. 

    PHOTO: Lydia Rosado, 25th anniversary

    CBF Receives WeCare Award!

    Last updated 10 days ago

    CBF was proud to receive the 2014 “Outstanding Community Involvement and Corporate Citizenship Award” from the WeCare of South Dade Organization. The award is based on supporting community based organizations in the Homestead/Florida City area, as well as using resources and influence in service of broader philanthropic aims.

    CBF congratulates fellow award winners: Ruth Campbell, “Lifetime of Service Award”; Cip Garza, “Educational Impact Award”; Carlos Salgado & Rocio Tafur Salgado, co-directors of enFAMiLia, “Larry Ligammare Making a Difference Award”; and Homestead Hospital, who received the “Outstanding South Dade Supporter Award.” The people in these organizations make our community a better place and we are honored to be selected among them!

    WeCare of South Dade, Inc. was designed to bring together local social service agencies in an effort to network and share information. It has more than 100 members representing every aspect of human service – health, education, emergency shelter and assistance, child development, entrepreneur training, domestic violence, farmworker aid and assistance, elder care, and more.  Visit for more information.

    PHOTO: (left to right) CBF employees Michael Welsh, Denise Held, Bette Brown, Sharon Wilson, Willie Carpenter, WeCare Board Member Renee Reichling and  Lisa Greer.


    Run for the Glory

    Last updated 27 days ago

    CBF is happy to partner with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in their first 5K Walk Run Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at Tropical Park at 7:30am. There are 75 participants signed up already, but it's not too late to join in. Do something for yourself and for your health -visit to sign up today.

    Homestead resident and former South Dade High school football star Noah Wilbanks believed so strongly in the FCA’s core values that he quit his job as a high school teacher and coach and became a full time staff member at the FCA. For the last ten years, he has served as the local Area Representative, running football camps, working with the Coaches Ministry and helping schools form student led, student initiated huddles. He is excited to be planning this fundraiser and hopes it becomes an annual event that brings visibility to the organization and encourages community support for local school programs. "Our goal is to meet people where they are at, to serve and help them grow their faith," states Wilbanks. 

    The FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America and has served communities since 1954 by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference. The FCA supports male and female student athletes of all sports, as well as their coaches. The local FCA chapter extends from Florida City to Bird Road and includes South Dade Senior, Southridge Senior, Palmetto and Killian High Schools. 

    Photo: Jeff Codallo, CBF employee and FCA Board Member, presents the check to Noah Wilbanks, FCA Area Director

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