BBBS receives donation

Recent donation helps at-risk youth in the Clinton area

November 1, 2019

Recently First National Bank employees attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Eats and Sweets event in Champaign, IL and awarded $5,000 to the organization.

At the event, guests witnessed testimonials about the work being done in the community, the mission of BBBS and heard from prominent members of the community that have been a product of the organization.

“First National Bank is honored to be able to give back in this way. Big Brothers Big Sister of DeWitt County is doing excellent work with so many local youth – a value that aligns very much with our bank,” said Josh Shofner, President of First National Bank and Trust.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported 1-2-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSCIL has been serving underprivileged youth from single-parent families for more than 30 years and serves Macon, McLean, Champaign, DeWitt, Piatt, Ford, Livingston, Iroquois and Vermillion counties.

The recent partnership will help at-risk youth in the local Clinton area. To get involved or learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois visit

Pictured left to right: Glenna Rogers, Rachel Costello, Jeff Parmenter, BB/BS Chief Development Officer and Matt Riley.

About First National Bank and Trust Co: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois. Dedicated to community prosperity, the bank was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank. The name was changed to First National Bank and Trust Company in 1974, and was acquired by TS Banking Group in 2017. With $181 million in assets, First National Bank is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10 percent of its net income back to the community. For more information visit