Mattoon, IL (April 1, 2024) As a community-focused financial organization, First Mid is dedicated to having a positive impact in all the communities they serve. The company encourages employees to volunteer and give back to local organizations and causes. First Mid employees recorded over 19,000 volunteer hours in 2023. In addition, the company annually recognizes their top five volunteers for their contributions. Each volunteer is presented with the opportunity to choose a local organization to receive $500 from First Mid on their behalf.

Amy Beals is the Executive Assistant, located at Mattoon Corporate. She chose to donate to Newton Community High School’s Theatre Department, whose purpose is to provide a creative and inclusive space where students can explore their passion for the performing arts. Through collaboration and hard work, they aim to produce high quality productions that entertain and enrich their community. They believe in fostering a culture of respect and empathy where every student is valued and supported in their artistic pursuits. Their ultimate goal is to ignite a lifelong love of theater in their students and create a lasting impact on their community through the transformative power of the arts.

Sarah Calhoun is a Teller, located at the Carbondale Main banking center. She chose to donate to DeSoto First Baptist Church Youth Group, whose goal is to bring kids aged 12-18 together and give them a safe space to be themselves while enjoying fellowship and a weekly home-cooked meal. The group also participates in a summer vacation bible school for all ages and a community fall fest on Halloween.

Eric LeFlore is a Commercial Lender, located at the St. Peters banking center. He chose to donate to Legacy Sports Foundation, whose mission is to champion the youth of the community by providing comprehensive support, resources, and opportunities for growth. Through athletic programs, mentorship, and community engagement, they strive to foster confidence, resilience, and a sense of personal responsibility.

Barb Cooper is a Trust Administration Officer with First Mid Wealth Management, located at the Decatur N. Main banking center. She chose to donate to Bethel #49 Job’s Daughters International®, whose mission is to create confident young women, respect tradition, and shape the future. Their members learn invaluable skills that increase their confidence and prepare them to lead.

J.P. Piper is the Information Security Administrator, located at the Paris banking center. He chose to donate to El Shaddai Emmaus of West Central Indiana, which seeks to inspire, challenge, and equip leaders for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities, and places of work.


About First Mid Bancshares, Inc.: First Mid Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of First Mid Bank & Trust, N.A., First Mid Insurance Group, and First Mid Wealth Management Company. First Mid is an $7.6 billion community-focused organization that provides financial services including banking, insurance, wealth management, brokerage, and ag services through a network of locations in Illinois, Missouri, Texas, and Wisconsin, and a loan production office in Indiana. Together, our First Mid team takes great pride in providing solutions and services to our customers and communities and has done so since 1865. More information about the Company is available on our website at Our stock is traded in The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “FMBH”. Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender.