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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT- STEVE JACKSON

Posted by Blake Montgomery on Oct 15, 2019, 5:06:06 PM
Blake Montgomery

We are very proud to announce our own Steve Jackson was inducted into the Cabot Panther Foundation Hall of Fame for his leadership and distinguished service to influence public school excellence.  Follow the link below to learn more about this tremendous honor.

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Cabot Schools honors Bank of Little Rock Mortgage’s Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson wasn’t born in Cabot, Arkansas, nor did he grow up there. However, you sure couldn’t tell by the long list of community service work he’s done in his adopted hometown.

Jackson, Branch Manager with Bank of Little Rock Mortgage in Cabot, moved to town permanently in 2007 and has been a fixture in civic projects ever since. His two primary outlets for community service are the Cabot Civitan Club and the Cabot Panther Foundation.

“The focus internationally of Civitan is helping people with disabilities, but the local club has the freedom to do whatever the community needs,” he said. “Civitan is not just one thing, it does a lot of different things.”

Through the club, Jackson has participated in stocking local food pantries, performing community clean-ups, and supporting other initiatives such as community cereal and diaper drives. He’s also applied his leadership skills to inspire others to similar community-mindedness, twice serving as president of the Cabot Civitan Club and as a member of the Board of Directors. He also served as Governor of Civitan International Heartland District in 2014-2015, earning Honor Governor Distinction from Civitan International.

Jackson has been similarly active with the Cabot Panther Foundation, for which he has served as President and currently serves as a Board Member. The organization funds a variety of activities for the Cabot Public School System.

“A lot of what we do is for athletics, but we do academic things like scholarships as well.  We’ve helped the band go to Washington, D.C.,” he said, “We also buy things outside the athletic department’s budget. We’ve purchased wrestling mats; we’ve purchased a hitting machine for the baseball team, stuff like that.”

Jackson has a willing ally in Bank of Little Rock Mortgage for his community service work. The Real Proud of Real Panthers program is now in its 13th year.  The program recognizes outstanding Cabot students before every home football game and sponsored by Bank of Little Rock Mortgage.

In recognition of his community service and charitable work, Jackson was inducted into the Cabot Schools Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Cabot Panther Foundation, in a ceremony held Oct. 8.  Steve said he felt humbled and honored to be recognized.

“I grew up partially in a single parent household, so I know what it’s like to struggle. I’m also a Christian, and the Bible’s clear that we’re to help the poor,” he said. “Plus, I have a family legacy of giving; my ancestors gave food to their friends and neighbors during the Depression and kept them alive. I heard those family stories and I just felt that I had that calling.”

A 1981 graduate of North Little Rock Ole Main High School, Jackson attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is married; he and his wife Miriam have two sons, Evan Jackson and Seth Jackson.