The Advisory Committee for Urban Revitalization Equity (ACURE) gave Steve Borhoft, marketing director of Doral Bank in Florida, a community service award. ACURE – a Panama City civil-rights organization – recognized Bornhoft for his volunteer work with schools and charities, putting deserving causes in the public eye through his work as a freelance journalist, and being a mentor to a middle-school student. As one ACURE executive committee Valerie Mincey pointed out, “Steve is an incredible asset to our community. His volunteer work supports the development of children, helps the health and well-being of the vulnerable, and promotes the goals of our community focused organization.” Bornhoft is also Chairman of the Bay AIDS Service and Information Coalition (BASIC) board of directors (where Mincey is CEO and President).
Of his mentoring work, ACURE executive committee member and middle school principal Charlotte Marshall said, “we need people like Steve to take the time to work with kids who need just a little bit more support. Over the course of his time with one student, Steve went beyond the call of duty. He provided the support that the student needed to believe that he could succeed and instilled confidence and a sense of responsibility in this student, directly impacting his school performance.”
Doral makes volunteer opportunities a priority. Indeed, the corporation has promised to “always give back to the communities in which we are privileged to do business.” The New Chapter Program at Doral, Florida, is all about preparing children to be self-sufficient adults. Through “early education, literacy and lifelong learning” by making financial contributions, Doral serves its customers and community by being “actively interested and involved in the lives of both.”
With this ACURE award, Steve Bornhoft is putting the volunteer endeavors of Doral Bank into practice.