Community Involvement

First American State Bank has positively impacted the local community in Colorado in numerous ways. We pride ourselves on being a dedicated community bank in Colorado and work diligently to improve the lives of our customers, employees, vendors, and community. We believe giving back to our community is important. This is why we worked to raise over $1 million dollars for the Cherry Creek School District Community Assets Project through the First American State Bank Fitness Festival. In 2014 First American State Bank gifted the festival to CCSD.

The Bank is happy to announce the continued support of The Village Toy Drive benefiting Volunteers of America Colorado Branch as the title sponsor of the event. VOA needs 6,000 toys for the Holiday season, and we were proud to donate thousands of toys each year. We will be kicking off The Village Toy Drive for the Holiday season in October. Thank you to all who participate year after year! Every child in Colorado deserves a magical Christmas.

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Jay Davidson has served on multiple boards and is passionate about giving back to the community. The bank’s culture champions employees who wish to give time to their favorite non-profit organizations and charities. The company frequently offers matching contributions for employee causes and non-profit donations and actively facilitates employee volunteerism. All employees, from officers to tellers, operate under a single vision of fairness and superior customer service when interacting with customers, peers, and the community. Bank culture encourages employees to look beyond themselves for greater social good.

All of First American State Bank’s community outreach is inspired by employees and officers through their commitment professionally and personally to benefit the community. To learn more, contact Michelle Gruber at mgruber@fasbank.com

Awards and Honors

  • Volunteers of America Special Friend Award – The Village Toy Drive and Michelle Gruber (2023)
  • National Philanthropy Day – Honoree – The Village Toy Drive (2020)
  • Colorado Ethics in Business Awards – Daniel L. Ritchie Award Finalist – Jay Davidson (2009, 2010)
  • DBJ Power Book Finalist – Banking & Finance – Jay Davidson (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Arthritis Foundation – Fantastic Four – Jay Davidson (2009)
  • DBJ 25 Denver-Area Bank Holding Companies (2008-09, 2012)
  • DBJ 50 Denver-Area Bank & Savings Association (2005, 2012)
  • First American State Bank Fitness Festival – Largest Team (2005)
  • Villager’s Man and Woman of the Year– Jay and Kristina Davidson (2004)
  • Colorado Outstanding Business Award by the Colorado Association of Partners in Education, business recipient in Congressional District 6 – Jay and Kristina Davidson (2004)
  • Arapahoe House Honoree as Pillars of the Community- Jay and Kristina Davidson (2000)
  • DBJ Top Banks & Savings Association (2007)
  • DBJ Top Bank Holding Company (2004)
  • DBJ Who’s Who in Banking and Finance – Jay Davidson (2000)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the West – Jay Davidson (1994-Present)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World – Jay Davidson (1995-Present)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry – Jay Davidson (1996-Present)

Board Positions

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Colorado Chapter – Zach McFarland (2018-present)

  • First American State Bank Fitness Festival – Founder – Jay and Kristina Davidson (2001–2013)

  • Board member and Chairman of the Board, Colorado Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) – Jay Davidson (1999 – 2007, 2006)
  • Kempe Children’s Foundation – Director, Treasurer – Jay Davidson (1996–2004)
  • American Heart Association – Jay Davidson

Proud Sponsors

  • The Village Toy Drive – Founder, Presenting Sponsor (2014-Present)
  • Western Fantasy benefiting Volunteers of America Colorado (1997-Present)
  • Children’s Diabetes Foundation (2023-Present)
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (2023-Present)
  • American Heart Association (1996-Present)
  • Kemp Foundation (1995-Present)
  • Colorado Center for Performing Arts (1995-Present)
  • First American State Bank Fitness Festival – Title Sponsor (2000-2013)
  • Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival – Platinum Sponsor (2014-2016)
  • The Adoption Exchange Fantasy Ball – Bronze Sponsor (2002, 2011-12)
  • JHL KIDS Classic – Silver Sponsor (2012-2014) Bronze Sponsor (2016)
  • Arapahoe House (1997-2011)
  • John Elway Foundation (1994)
  • Junior League of Denver – Holiday Mart – (1990-1993)