First Financial Bank donates to local causes

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A pair of area organizations were the recipients of thousands of dollars from First Financial Bank.

Bank officials held an event Wednesday afternoon at the Commons in downtown Columbus. Al Roszczyk, Regional President of First Financial, explained that the bank is committed to improving the community and helping in that mission. With that, the bank announced $100,000 donations to Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County and the Foundation For Youth.

Officials say these donations help both organizations immensely. The Heritage Fund has been in the midst of its “100 Campaign,” where 100 people were asked to contribute $1,000 each. Combined with 10 lead donor donations of $10,000 each, First Financial’s contribution brings the total raised to $300,000.

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Tony Gambaiani, First Financial’s market president, made the presentation to FFY leadership. He lauded the FFY’s mission of serving the youth of the community, regardless of financial circumstances. Gambaiani says the $100,000 donation will help fund FFY scholarships for those who need it most.