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McCleskey and Henderson pose with exterior rendering

Investment is first of $1.5 million needed in renovation phase of recently purchased building 

First State Bank announced a $100,000 investment to the Improving Lives capital campaign project of United Way of Denton County at a recent private supporter event hosted at the organization’s newly purchased building.

First State Bank’s Denton President Brandon McCleskey made the announcement and presented a check to United Way of Denton County CEO Gary Henderson and Board Chair Lyle Dresher.

“Part of First State Bank’s mission is to treat our community like our home,” McCleskey said in his remarks. “When we decide how to create an impact and benefit on our community, it’s clear that creating a long-term impact on an organization that exists to improve people’s lives is an investment well-funded.”

United Way of Denton County recently announced the purchase, partial renovation, and future development plans for their building in the Shady Oaks complex on Teasley Lane. With Phases I and II of the Improving Lives project complete, First State Bank’s donation kicks off Phase III to raise $1.5 million to complete the final renovation.

“Denton County is fortunate to have strong corporate leaders like First State Bank who invest in the community where their employees and customers live, work, and play,” said Henderson. “Thank you to Brandon and First State Bank for leading the way with this generous gift.”

In recognition of their contribution, a prominent, collaborative room of the complex will be named the First State Bank Leadership Conference Room.

Once complete, the United Way Community Complex will support county-wide collaborations across various public and private sectors to positively impact complex socioeconomic problems like poverty, homelessness, and mental illness to improve and transform lives of people in need today and into the future as Denton County continues to grow.

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