At WestStar Bank, we’re your friends and your neighbors, so it makes sense that we want the best for our region. It drives us to be actively involved in many civic organizations and non-profit agencies. We’re fully committed to supporting the communities we serve in our region through volunteer service, charitable fund-raising and sponsorships. Some of us are members, sit as directors on boards, volunteer or contribute money. Regardless of our roles, we all share the commitment to serve. It's a cornerstone of our corporate philosophy.
Currently, our employees serve on over 95 boards and committees of nonprofit and civic organizations and participate in a wide range of community betterment efforts and philanthropic causes. Additionally, WestStar Bank partners with the Lower Valley Housing Corporation to provide affordable housing for low- to moderate- income families in El Paso County, Texas for the last twenty years.
Among the organizations we support are Candlelighters, Child Crisis Center, Hospice of El Paso, Junior Achievement, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, YMCA, YWCA, United Way, Cowboys for Cancer Research and many more.
WestStar Bank is committed to the success of underserved communities, and with expertise and leadership, helps local people and projects succeed. We carefully adhere to government regulations, including the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The CRA is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. WestStar Bank’s record in helping meet the credit needs of its entire community is evaluated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas approximately every 2-2.5 years.
Since 2008, WestStar Bank has earned three consecutive “Outstanding” CRA ratings from the federal government, for investing in its communities, especially underserved neighborhoods, and for providing unique solutions to underserved individuals.
Evaluation Date | Rating
02/11/2013 | Outstanding
07/12/2010 | Outstanding
07/14/2008 | Outstanding