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The path we are on is one of a kind. I can only hope in the years to come that we will make a permanent and positive mark in the lives we have helped.


One of a kind mission, one of a kind people We ended 2018 with another great year of giving. I’m happy to bring to you our 2nd Annual giving and impact report. This is something I don’t think can fully show how thankful I am to each person who donated to help one, if not many, of our chosen charities. To continue growing from our first-year success is an amazing venture. All of our current and future success will rise and fall based upon the support of the FCM employees and the communities we serve. We have grown from just having received our 501(c)(3) approval from the IRS as a charitable foundation in 2017 to a respectable organization donating all over the country. The FCM Cares Board did a tremendous job providing leadership, giving direction, and proper guidance every step of the way. I have challenged them all to let their creativity and passion for service help guide them in their efforts to help FCM Cares continue to grow. I look forward to seeing what’s next as we grow and expand our impact in areas that were not even on our radar at the origin of this foundation. All of this to say, I’m grateful to announce the FCM Cares charitable foundation raised $111,945.07 in its second year of operation to benefit the communities we serve. This giving report gives you a clear picture of where these funds were used to make an impact on the various charitable organizations the board decided to support. The goal of this giving report is to provide complete transparency and accountability to all our stakeholders. Most importantly, I hope it provides a tremendous amount of motivation to help support the charitable efforts of the FCM Cares mission going forward. Just as last year, we have focused our efforts on supporting our four main categories: Education, Women and Children, Veterans, and Housing. I’m pleased to report that every dollar donated by FCM employees went to the various charities that were supported. Not one dollar of administrative fees was taken from the employee, community, or FCM company donations to the foundation. Our commitment to the communities we serve continues to grow stronger and with more determination to help even more people this coming year. The path we are on is one of a kind. I can only hope in the years to come that we will make a permanent and positive mark in the lives we have helped. The employees here at FCM are one of a kind, and for that I am thankful. I encourage everyone who is reading this report and who saw the great stories we have shared on social media this past year, to join in and participate. The best is yet to come as we look to share our resources with those who need it the most.

Best Wishes,

Keith Canter CEO



OUR MISSION Being the lender of choice in every community we serve is one of the main components of the First Community Mortgage mission statement.

Giving back and helping others within the community is one way we can fulfill and make our mission statement a reality. This foundation is employee-managed and allows us to give back to our local communities in a more effective and efficient manner. We raise funds for the foundation through direct First Community Mortgage contributions, employee contributions, business partner contributions, and the fundraising efforts of our employees. Employees from the company are appointed as Directors of the foundation and distribute funds throughout the year in accordance with the foundation’s budget and the board’s approval.


2018 FCM Cares Officers & Board of Directors

Chairman & President

Keith Canter CEO of FCM



Jennifer Cothran Accounting Manager

Vice President

Samantha Meyer Chief Risk Officer


Heather McGarry

Executive Administrative Assistant

Who we are, and what we do.

Emily Haynes | Closer Kathy Horn | AVP Underwriting Manager Delegated Correspondent Stacey Patrick | Servicing Manager Carlene Smith | Loan Originator Amanda Turskey | Marketing Assistant Andrew Fine | In House Counsel, Legal Ken Hampton | Loan Originator Laura Wade | Executive Assistant, Risk Graham Sims | Underwriter Cynthia Roach | Executive Assistant Wes McGaffin | Account Executive Brianna Gronbach | Loan Originator Assistant Tina Longshore | Account Manager Chad Longshore | Post - Closing Support







2018 FCM Cares Charities 4 Areas of Focus




Andrew C. Rambo Memorial Scholarship

Ronald McDonald House

J.C. Gordon Memorial Scholarship

Safe Haven Family Shelter



Hope for the Warriors

Habitat for Humanity







100% Percentage of funds raised that went directly to charities

Number of employees at FCM


250 Number of employees who contributed to FCM Cares in 2018


Number of Charities receiving donations

Total Funds Raised in 2018


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Andrew C. Rambo Scholarship OUR SCHOLARS Amanda Sampedro | Business Administration Lily Shepler | Business Administration

Who was Andy Rambo? Andy Rambo was a Shelbyville, TN native who became the Chairman of the Board at First Community Bank and a member of the board of directors at First Community Mortgage. Rambo passed away in April of 2016. He practiced law for 42 years in his hometown, where he also served as Mayor from 1979-1983 and as City Attorney from 1983-1989. He was an avid adventurer and cared about giving back to his community. This is why FCM Cares decided to create this scholarship. He was always wanting to learn and help others learn as well.

“My goals upon graduation next Summer will be to find a position that allows me to use my creative side, as well as, my leadership skills to lead others. I’m not sure where that position may be, but I look forward to the journey and the opportunities that will accompany the search.” Amanda Sampedro, Scholarship Recipient “My ultimate career goal is to find a work/life balance with the freedom to better myself and grow as a business professional in a career that is meaningful to society.” Lily Shepler, Scholarship Recipient


J.C. Gordon Scholarship OUR SCHOLARS Machine Tool Technology Program.

• Max Gessler • Sinai Lopez • Jakeb Newberry • Shawn Davis • Demetrius Hill

Who was J.C. Gordon? J.C. Gordon was one of the founders of First Community Bank. He was also an original board member of First Community Mortgage. He passed away in 2016. He is a true testament of someone who was dedicated to excellence in their craft or trade, with just a high school diploma. He made a difference in his profession and his community. Hard work was something he strived to do. Using his technical abilities helped him advance his career, which is why FCM Cares chose to contribute funds to create this scholarship to help students at TCAT (Tennessee College of Applied Technology) achieve their goals.

“Our institution is proud to partner with FCM Cares and the J. C. Gordon family in support of students enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Shelbyville. Student success and workforce development are our mission. Great partners make it possible to achieve our mission.” Laura Monks, President of TCAT Shelbyville


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Safe Haven Family Shelter Safe Haven Family Shelter’s vision is to eliminate family homelessness in Middle Tennessee. Their mission is to lead the community’s efforts to house, support, empower, and advocate for families experiencing homelessness.

At Safe Haven, families are kept together and provided services that help them achieve self-sufficiency. They strive to give families the tools needed to secure housing and find stable employment. Safe Haven provides for their immediate needs of stability and shelter. It was built on the idea that parents and children must be kept together in order to ensure security, success, and self-sufficiency.

“Safe Haven Family Shelter is proud to partner with First Community Mortgage and the generous gifts received through their employee giving program, FCM Cares. The support received ensures that Safe Haven can provide transformative services to help families depart our programs with stable employment and affordable housing. Safe Haven is truly grateful for the FCM employees that have invested in our mission, and giving the best gift to our families—a place to call home.”

Rachel Wilkins, Director of Development

Safe Haven Family Shelter serves 30-35 families at any one time.


Ronald McDonald House The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. It is a world where all children have access to medical care, their families are supported, and actively involved in their children’s care.

At Ronald McDonald House, families are kept together and near the medical help they need through a network of local chapters. It can now be found in more than 64 countries and regions across the world.

200+ volunteers help at RMHC of Nashville alone.


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2018 FCM VETERANS We are incredibly grateful for our Veterans. Especially the ones we are so lucky to work with at First Community Mortgage. This year funds were given to veterans who were FCM Employees at the time of distribution in November of 2018. We believe this is just a small step in helping those who have served our country and are so happy to do it.



Justin Allender MARINE CORPS

Phil Carlton AIR FORCE










Hope for the Warriors Foundation

We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.

Hope for the Warriors Foundation was founded by military families who saw how difficult it was for service members to re-enter civilian life after being impacted by war. They have a list of programs that help support veterans and their families, from transitioning to civilian life, health and wellness, sports and recreation, and community development and engagement.

Hope for the Warriors - 2016 - there was an increase of 17% in the number of services provided to service members, veterans, military families, and families of the fallen when compared to 2015.


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HAbitat for humanity

Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community. They are partners from all over the world who help build or improve places people can call home. Homes are built with the help of volunteers. The best part is, Habitat homeowners can help build their own homes alongside those volunteers. Mortgages through Habitat are affordable for those looking for a solid place to build a foundation in their lives.

Habitat for Humanity - Since 2014 - provided over $800,000 in temporary financial assistance for housing, utilities, and food. There was a 17% increase in the overall number of services last year and a 63% increase in new clients from 2014-2016.



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Tyler Morrissey MEMORIAL Golf Tournament

TM The Tyler Morrissey Memorial Golf Tournament is held in early October at the Indian Hills Golf Course in Murfreesboro, TN. This tournament was created in honor of Tyler Morrissey, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2008 when he was 21 years old. Tyler was the son of John and Melinda Morrissey, of Murfreesboro, TN. The TMO Tournament, Tyler’s nickname (TMO), is held in celebration of his life and to support charitable organizations in the Murfreesboro area.

$58,000 was raised in the 5th Annual Tyler Morrissey Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the charities below. $40,000 donated to Christmas for the Children $7,000 donated to FCM Cares $5,000 donated to Kymari House $3,500 donated to Project One Four - David Price Foundation $2,500 donated to Best Buddies TN 25

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$18,634.00 Andy Rambo Memorial Scholarship








$7,500.00 J.C. Gordon Memorial Scholarship


TOTAl Donations disbursed for 2018 | $76,123.80


Community Outreach Programs


El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. Big Brother Big Sister FCM Veterans

$2,530.38 $1,900.00 $3,000.00










Volunteers at FCM

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2019 FCM Cares Charities As the need for assistance arises in the communities we serve, the FCM Cares Board of Directors will decide to use funds to help those charities. This is part of our Community Outreach Programs. These programs are brought to us by our employees, or surrounding community members needing help. We enjoy knowing we can help others not primarly involved with our 6 main charities. It’s what makes FCM Cares so unique.

Education Andrew C. Rambo Memorial Scholarship J.C. Gordon Memorial Scholarship

WOMEN AND CHILDREN Ronald McDonald House Safe Haven Family Shelter

VETERANS Hope for the Warriors

HOUSING ASSISTANCE Habitat for Humanity



Thank you for your support in 2018. We hope 2019 can be even better for FCM Cares and all of the great charities we support. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. We strive to be the lender of choice in the communities we serve. We are so thankful for our employees and the compassion they show to help those in need. If you are looking to get involved this year, please visit www.fcmcares.org for more information.


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