In 2015, MAX placed a large emphasis among team members to become more involved in the communities MAX serves through a volunteerism program. Almost 200 MAX team members spent more than 1,800 hours serving the community through MAX’s volunteer efforts.

“I think it is important to invest in the community because it is where we live, work, and play,” said Ariana Butler, Business Intelligence Analyst and 2015 top volunteer for MAX. “If we don’t help take care of our community, who will? Throughout my volunteerism efforts, I have been exposed to various backgrounds and have made many new friends, all while spreading the word of what MAX really stands for. Volunteerism helps set us apart from being just a financial institution; it shows we have a human side and are here for our community in more than one way.”

From building fences through Habitat for Humanity to delivering meals to seniors through MACOA’s Meals on Wheels Program, almost fifty organizations were impacted by the efforts.

“MACOA is a very small non-profit so volunteers are critical to us being able to provide services to each and every one of our seniors, said Pam Goodwin, Senior Services Director, MACOA. “MACOA would not be able to serve all our seniors if it were not for our hard working and dedicated volunteers. In May of 2015, MAX made the commitment to become a Corporate Route Partner. They have joined us in helping to feed our food insecure seniors. We now know that MAX employees will deliver this route every Thursday, which frees our staff up to cover other routes that are not covered. We will never be able to thank them enough for what they do for us or our seniors.”

In 2016, MAX will continue to promote volunteerism throughout the organization.

“I am thrilled to see MAX team members invest in the community,” said Greg McClellan, MAX President and CEO. “MAX employees continually found a way to go above and beyond to impact the communities MAX serves, and I am excited to see the momentum continue to grow.”