2021 Neighborhood Builder Award Offered to Jimmy Monkres Jr.
Financial institution of DeSoto’s President, Mr. James P. “Jimmy” Monkres, Jr. was introduced with The Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M.’s Neighborhood Builder Award for 2021 by DeSoto Lodge #1409.
This Grand Lodge of Texas award is introduced to non-Masons who’ve distinguished themselves by their service to their local people, public faculties, Church or Synagogue, or to humanity.
Jimmy got here to DeSoto when he began third grade and graduated from DeSoto Excessive Faculty in 1977. He ultimately went to work within the household enterprise – The Financial institution of DeSoto, the place he at the moment serves as President. Jimmy is a devoted alumni of DeSoto Excessive Faculty. He helps the college district and campus features each financially and in-kind with service from the financial institution. He was instrumental in having an endowment fund established for the Training Basis by The Financial institution of DeSoto, with over $75,000 devoted to supporting progressive educating all through DeSoto ISD.
As a devoted volunteer and repair oriented particular person Jimmy urges financial institution workers to volunteer within the district and group. They assist space civic organizations just like the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, the DeSoto Meals Pantry, and varied Metropolis occasions.
Jimmy Monkres is a person who distinguishes himself by his compassion and dedication to all aspects of group, and an exemplary particular person, making The Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M., and DeSoto Lodge #1409 proud to acknowledge him as a pillar of the group by awarding him the Neighborhood Builder Award for 2021.