2021 Community Builder Award Presented to Jimmy Monkres Jr.
Bank of DeSoto’s President, Mr. James P. “Jimmy” Monkres, Jr. was presented with The Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M.’s Community Builder Award for 2021 by DeSoto Lodge #1409.
This Grand Lodge of Texas award is presented to non-Masons who have distinguished themselves through their service to their local community, public schools, Church or Synagogue, or to humanity.
Jimmy came to DeSoto when he started 3rd grade and graduated from DeSoto High School in 1977. He eventually went to work in the family business – The Bank of DeSoto, where he currently serves as President. Jimmy is a dedicated alumni of DeSoto High School. He supports the school district and campus functions both financially and in-kind with service from the bank. He was instrumental in having an endowment fund established for the Education Foundation by The Bank of DeSoto, with over $75,000 dedicated to supporting innovative teaching throughout DeSoto ISD.
As a dedicated volunteer and service orientated person Jimmy urges bank staff to volunteer in the district and community. They support area civic organizations like the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, the DeSoto Food Pantry, and various City events.
Jimmy Monkres is an individual who distinguishes himself through his compassion and dedication to all facets of community, and an exemplary individual, making The Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M., and DeSoto Lodge #1409 proud to recognize him as a pillar of the community by awarding him the Community Builder Award for 2021.