MEDIA ADVISORY -- FHLB Dallas Joins Comerica Bank in Presenting $20,000 Grant to Houston Citizens Chamber Foundation

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HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Please join representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and Comerica Bank at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013, as they award $20,000 through the Partnership Grant Program (PGP) to Houston Citizens Chamber Foundation.

Houston Citizens Chamber Foundation is a nonprofit established to give support toward advancing, educating, equipping and empowering minority business entrepreneurs, professionals, and students. This 37-year-old entity has partnered with local businesses and higher education institutions to assist minority entrepreneurs in generating and facilitating growth for their businesses by providing technical assistance services.

FHLB Dallas awarded $225,000 in grants through its PGP this year. The grants provide funding for the operational needs of community-based organizations involved in affordable housing and community development.

WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013
WHO: Eric Lyons, President, Houston Citizens Chamber Foundation
William Traylor, Board Chair, Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) Board of Directors
Vernita Harris, 1st Vice Chair, GHBC Board of Directors
Courtney Johnson-Rose, 2nd Vice Chair, GHBC Board of Directors
Kimberly Williams, GHBC Board Member
Lucy Bremond, GHBC Board Member
Kevin Riles, GHBC Board Member
Joi Beasley, GHBC Board Member
J. Downey Bridgwater, Houston Market President, Comerica Bank
Vanessa T. Reed, AVP, South Texas CRA Manager, Comerica Bank
Greg Hettrick, VP, Director of Community Investment, FHLB Dallas
WHERE: Houston Citizens Chamber Foundation
3040 Post Oak Blvd., Ste 1600
Houston, Texas 77056

CONTACT: Corporate Communications Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas www.fhlb.com (214) 441-8445

Source:Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas