Maria Gilmartin, First National Bank of Coffee County Wins $2,500 in CBA Advocacy Raffle!

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Congratulations to Maria Gilmartin, First National Bank of Coffee County, winner of CBA’s Advocacy Raffle - 25 to Win $2,500. Maria works at a Florida branch of First National Bank of Coffee County and Lead Board Chair Jessica Hudson, First National Bank of Coffee County sold the winning ticket.  Jessica commented, “I am so thankful and appreciative of everyone that purchased a ticket for our “$25 for $2,500” raffle this year! This was an exciting way for the LEAD Board to raise money for the Advocacy Campaign so we can continue to support Lori with her efforts at the Capital. I think it’s special that a co-worker of mine won our first raffle, she was so excited when I called to tell her the news!”

“I would like to take this opportunity to let you all know at CBA of GA how grateful I am about winning this raffle.  When I received the email from my coworker Jessica Hudson back in September that was not on my mind of winning the raffle but to help my coworker with this Fundraiser. We all work in a community Bank, FNBCC, and is an honor for us to help those in need and for them to hear our voices.  Thanks to Community Bankers Association of GA and Jessica Hudson!!” Maria Gilmartin, CSR/Teller

Pictured: Carol Tufano, FNBCC Wellington, FL, Branch Head Teller congratulating Raffle winner, Maria Gilmartin
Pictured: Carol Tufano, FNBCC
Wellington, FL, Branch
Head Teller
congratulating raffle winner,
Maria Gilmartin

212 tickets were sold totaling $5,300. The drawing was held on Friday, December 1, 2023 at the HR RAP program.  Jessica Hudson joined the call to represent the LEAD Board and witness the drawing. Lori Godfrey, EVP, Government and Regulatory Relations at CBA, joined the call and provided an update on the special legislative session she had just attended.

Proceeds from the raffle are used to support CBA’s advocacy efforts at the Capital and with Legislators.  CBA’s Lori Godfrey stated, “The raffle is a great way for everyone at the bank to be involved in the grassroots advocacy process.  Working together to educate the community and legislators on the difference between community banks and other financial institutions is the key to making a difference in legislation that may be introduced that impacts our banks directly.  Real life examples within your bank or community truly impacts the legislators and the constituents that they serve.  We all need to continue educating within our communities about how important community banks are to their local economies.”

Thank you to CBA’s LEAD Board for sponsoring this fundraiser.  Top ticket sellers were:  Kasey Blackburn, Jessica Hudson, Jonathon Guthrie, Jonathan Pope, Mark Thompson and Chris Cochran – thank you!

Thank you all for your continued commitment to raising funds and awareness of the industry!