2022 Spirit Award Winners
ChoiceOne Bank Vice President, Community Development and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer
2022 Community Spirit Award Winner, Michigan
Celeste Spivey, Vice President, Community Development and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer at ChoiceOne Bank, received the FHLBank Indianapolis 2022 Community Spirit Award for Michigan. She is responsible for developing, implementing and administering all aspects of the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) programs while establishing and maintaining relationships with community-based, charitable and non-profit organizations. For the past five years, Spivey has worked with FHLBank Indianapolis to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars for down payment assistance and home repair grants for residents across western and central Michigan, including through the Bank’s Homeownership Opportunities Program (HOP).
Merchants Bank of Indiana Vice President of Affordable Lending
2022 Community Spirit Award Winner, Indiana
Becca Murphy, Vice President of Affordable Lending at Merchants Bank of Indiana in Carmel, Ind., received the 2022 Community Spirit Award for Indiana. With more than 35 years of experience serving low- to moderate-income residents in Indianapolis, Murphy has been an ardent advocate and supporter in helping area residents achieve financial well-being. In her role as Vice President of Affordable Lending at Merchants Bank, Murphy has grown the organization’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) loan portfolio exponentially, and she has been a key driver for sourcing candidates for the Homeownership Opportunities Program (HOP) and the Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) through FHLBank Indianapolis. In 2022 alone, Murphy helped secure nearly $150,000 in down payment assistance and critical home repair support for multiple residents in Indiana through the FHLBank Indianapolis programs.