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As Branch Manager and Community Development Lender for our 42nd & Main Street Capitol Federal® in Midtown Kansas City, Rigoberto Jurado is not only committed to his customers, he’s also committed to his community. We are excited to feature Rigo this month because he exemplifies the giving spirit we find often in our employees across our communities.

Proud of his Hispanic heritage, Rigo’s ability to speak both English and Spanish allows him the opportunity to volunteer with diverse organizations within the Kansas City Metro. We asked Rigo to answer questions about his passion for volunteering and the importance of community.

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Why do you volunteer?

I volunteer because helping your community makes it strong. I truly enjoy being a part of something bigger than myself. Giving back makes us all better and it’s rewarding to the volunteer, the organization, the people you’re assisting and to your community. It’s important to think less about what volunteering can do for you and more about what you can give back to your neighborhood. These are the reasons I’ve been involved with the Hispanic Chamber, Mattie Rhodes Center and MainCor.

Tell us about what these organizations do for Kansas City and your involvement.

I love being a part of the Midtown Community. I want to make this neighborhood the best it can be, so I volunteer as a Board Member for MainCor. This organization is the champion and leading community partner of KC’s Main Street Corridor. It supports commercial, mixed use and residential progress that creates and encourages the revitalization of Midtown.  

As a Board Member for the Mattie Rhodes Center, I’m proud to be a part of the only fully bilingual/bicultural, national accredited, and state-certified behavior health care provider in the Greater Kansas City region. They have been around for more than 120 years and promote well-being through social services, behavior health counseling and the arts.  

I also am a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City. We engage, connect and develop Hispanic businesses of all sizes across the Greater KC area.  

What are some of the best moments you’ve had as a volunteer?

My favorite memories range from working to promote small Hispanic business to seeing wonderful art being created at Maddie Rhodes. As a volunteer for Money Smart KC, it was very rewarding to teach young minds about financial responsibility for their future success. It’s never too early to start saving and thinking about future financial goals.  

Talk a little bit about balancing your volunteer work and working at Capitol Federal.

I consider CapFed’s "Commitment to Community" a vital part of our True Blue® tradition, and the Bank fully supports my volunteering efforts. CapFed® makes arrangements in order to provide an opportunity to volunteer. They also encourage all employees to make an effort to become part of the community and most employees have volunteered in some capacity. I enjoy my career as our Midtown Branch Manager. I thank Capitol Federal for allowing me the opportunity to become connected to my community.  

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