A $100,000 gift to East Central University from an Ada bank will go toward the
construction of a new Business and Conference Center and School of Business on the Ada
Vision Bank combined a direct gift of $75,000 with a $25,000 economic development
grant it received from Federal Home Loan Bank for the gift to ECU.
The FHL Bank, a wholesale financial institution, awarded the grant to Vision Bank
through its Joint Opportunities for Building Success (JOBS) program. JOBS helps financial
institutions throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma promote jobs and economic
growth in their communities.
“Vision Bank is honored to support ECU in its construction of a state-of-the-art new
business school and conference center,” said James Hamby, CEO of Vision Bank in Ada. “Not
only is this facility vital to the growth of East Central University, it is vital to the future of the
The three-story, 62,000 square-foot facility will provide new technology and innovative
approaches to students in the School of Business. As a conference center, it will be one of the
largest venues for community events in the area. It will be capable of seating 500 at banquets and can be divided into three breakout rooms.