A scenic view of a White River National Forest sign in the sunshine of winter.

FirstBank Sponsor Highlight


When my family and I moved to Summit County in 2017, I was interested in learning more about some of our community’s most impactful non-profit organizations. Keystone Science School (KSS) quickly jumped out as one that strongly supports our entire community through several different programs. I was able to get to know the leadership at KSS and join their Campership Committee, assisting in selecting recipients of KSS scholarships on an annual basis. This was a rewarding and fulfilling experience that allowed me to learn more about the organization and the people it serves.

In 2019, FirstBank was presented with the opportunity to be the title sponsor of the KSS summer camp program, and we jumped at the chance to further support KSS. The summer camp program has a tremendous impact on children attending from all throughout Colorado. FirstBank has proudly sponsored this program since 2019, along with continuing to sponsor CATCH and Girls in Stem.

Recently, it has been amazing to observe how KSS adjusted during the pandemic to continue providing services in an incredibly challenging time.

KSS reflects several of FirstBank’s values, including Excellence; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Community and Courage, and continues to be a creative leader within our community. We’re immensely proud and honored to offer ongoing support to such an essential organization.

-Nick Brinkman, FirstBank Market President

About FirstBank

FirstBank began providing banking services in 1963. Today, it’s known as an industry leader in digital banking and has grown to be one of the largest privately held banks in the United States, maintaining more than $25 billion in assets and 110 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank offers a variety of consumer deposit accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, rental property loans and a full range of commercial banking services, including business financing, commercial real estate loans, treasury management and more. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist, contributing nearly $75 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The company is also unique in that a large portion of its stock is owned by management and employees, giving employees a financial stake in the bank’s success through its Employee Stock Ownership Program.

For more information, visit www.efirstbank.com.