While we take pride in the strength and stability of our institution, the ability to serve our customers locally is important as well. In 2018 Evergreen will continue sponsorships that strengthen our community. Events like Taste-of-the-Rogue, Concerts in the Park, Back to the '50s, Boatnik, Pear Blossom, Rogue River Rooster Crow, Rogue Winterfest, and the Brookings Southern Oregon Kite Festival are just some the events Evergreen will sponsor.
Evergreen's Bear Hotel will continue to host fundraising events that benefit local nonprofits. In 2018 the Bear Hotel will host events for: Children's Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the Women's Crisis Support Team (WCST), Kairos, Options of Southern Oregon, Family Solutions and the Southern Oregon Humane Society .
Evergreen will make investments in our community through donations made towards improving our local schools. Evergreen will partner with Grants Pass High School and Hidden Valley High School in the completion of Evergreen Federal Bank Sports Complexes at each campus.
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
"For more than 80 years Evergreen Federal Bank has served Southern Oregon. Throughout this time we have been known as "The Bank That's Different." Our difference can be seen in many ways. As a mutual institution Evergreen is chartered to serve our customers. We are not stock held and we are not for sale. We specialize in both single family and commercial real estate loans and provide person-to-person customer service to help you reach your financial goals. Additionally, we service the loans that we originate in-house.
Perhaps what is most different, is that we exist to make a difference. Reinvesting in the communities we serve is our mission and an important part of our business plan."
- Jeff Hyde
Jeff Hyde joined the Evergreen in 1978. He was born and raised in Grants Pass, attended public schools and graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1972. He received bachelors’ degrees in Mathematics and Political Science from Southern Oregon University and is a graduate of the National School of Banking, Fairfield, Connecticut.
In 2015, Jeff was chosen as one of 10 individuals nationally to serve on the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC) for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). He continues to serve on this committee which convenes in Washington D.C. Recently, Jeff was appointed to the American Banker Association (ABA) Mutual Institution Council which is made up of 14 individuals that review statutory, regulatory, and marketplace influences on mutual depository institutions in the United States.
Jeff believes in the role of a mutual bank serving its community. For over 40 years he has assisted local nonprofits on a wide array of community projects. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards including seven years as a Grants Pass City Councilor and 3 years on the District 7 Schools Budget Committee.
When not working, Jeff enjoys vacationing on the Oregon Coast and spending time with his grandchildren.