Giving Back - The Alpine Way
Alpine Bank is proud to call Colorado home. Since 1973, we've been giving back to the Colorado communities where we live, work and play.
Alpine Bank, formerly known as Roaring Fork Bank, opened in Carbondale on January 23, 1973, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Mayor Charles Kelly, Bank Director Wally deBeque and President Bob Young. The ribbon was made from 50 silver dollars attached to a string of tape. The money was donated to Mt. Sopris Park and marked the beginning of Alpine Bank's tradition of community giving and involvement.
More than 45 years later, hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals have benefited from Alpine Bank and Bob Young's generosity.
Community events, the arts, animal shelters, sports and recreation, and particularly children and education have been the focus of Alpine Bank’s philanthropy. Bob Young was recognized as the Colorado Philanthropist of the Year. In every Alpine Bank community, the bank is a major donor and supporter of local nonprofits.
Chairman Bob Young said he originally adopted his policies of giving back to the community because he thought it would be good for the bottom line. He has since realized, "It isn’t good for the bottom line, it is the bottom line."
Every day, our employees provide their time and talents for efforts that are important to their local communities — some read to children, others help build Habitat for Humanity houses, some donate blood, or participate in walk-a-thons. In fact, each employee receives 24 hours of paid volunteer time each year.
That means as a corporation, we have the potential to devote over 14,000 hours per year helping improve the lives of individuals in our communities. We are proud of the many employees who generously donate so much of their time in support of charitable, civic and professional organizations.
To help our customers, employees, shareholders and community members achieve their dreams.
Our Core Values
Integrity • Independence • Community • Compassion • Loyalty
Employee-owned and locally operated, Alpine Bank has been a part of Colorado since 1973. With 40 convenient locations from Durango to Denver, including Front Range branches in Denver's Union Station, Cherry Creek, Denver Tech Center neighborhoods and Boulder, Alpine Bank serves 140,000 customers with personal, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank’s newest Front Range branch in Boulder, serves Boulder area customers from our new location at 2375 Canyon Blvd. Our new LEED Gold-certified building, conveniently located at Canyon and Folsom, will feature a rooftop 21.6 kwh solar system among its many sustainable building attributes. Visit our Boulder page and meet the team. While we are a growing company, we’re also forever committed to remaining the true community bank we’ve always been.
At Alpine Bank, the employees and the culture make the difference. Many of our employees and managers have been with Alpine Bank for 10 years or longer. This dedication allows us to build long-term community and customer relationships — in fact, many of our original Board of Directors still serve, including Alpine Bank founder and Chairman Bob Young.
Because we are not a national banking chain, our size and streamlined organizational structure provide us the ability to make local decisions promptly.
We have a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility that affects all areas of our operation at Alpine Bank. Our commitment to the communities we serve is substantial, and our employees give generously of their time and talents.
*Products of our wealth management service are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and are not bank guaranteed.