Carver Legacy Center

A joint venture with American National Bank.

Doing more in and around the North Omaha community to help build and sustain wealth.

Carver Legacy Center logo

The Carver Legacy Center is a Black-led Financial Collaborative Center located in North Omaha at the historic corner of 24th and Lake. The primary purpose is to help African Americans grow and sustain wealth starting with a focus on business ownership, home ownership, and community ownership.

This innovative and collaborative financial center was founded in partnership with American National Bank, giving The Carver Legacy Center access to the many benefits that only a big bank can offer, while still offering the personalized service of a single location focused on doing more for the wealth of Black communities.

About Carver

Resurrecting a historic institution.

In 1944, the Carver Savings and Loan Association opened as Nebraska’s first Black-owned financial institution. Seventy-six years later, an innovative collaborative partnership will bring financial services back to historic 24th and Lake to increase access to credit, capital, and loans for African-Americans and North Omaha residents.

Our Promise

Doing our part.

American National Bank seeks to enhance African American financial strength, opportunities, and growth with focus on the North Omaha community through loans funded from the “Carver Legacy” deposits. “Carver Legacy” deposits are reserved for business loans, and for both market rate and affordable housing loans, to grow African American ownership and empowerment primarily in the North Omaha community.

Meet the Carver Legacy Center Leadership Team

Willie Barney

Co-Founder & Owner
SMB Enterprises / Revive Omaha!

Yolanda Barney

Co-Founder & Owner
SMB Enterprises / Revive Omaha!

Martin Williams

Co-Founder & Owner
Barak II

Lynnell Williams

Co-Founder & Owner
Barak II

Wende Kotouc

Founding Bank Partner
American National Bank

John Kotouc

Founding Bank Partner
American National Bank

American National Bank has designated key leaders as ambassadors in support of the Carver Legacy Center and Carver Legacy Financial Services.

Ernest White

First Vice President, Community Development Officer

Lorie Lewis

Executive Vice President, Director Client-focused Solutions

Join the Carver Legacy Movement Today.

Make an appointment to talk to a Carver Legacy Center banker or open a Carver Legacy Account at any American National Bank Location today.

 

When scheduling an appointment, please provide:
Your name, business name (if applicable), and daytime phone number

The Hub

A place for black-owned businesses to connect.

Home to Revive Omaha Magazine, Revive Black Business Network, and business partners, The Hub is a place for black businesses to network, launch, grow, and expand together. The Accelerator helps businesses connect to discuss financing, technology, marketing, social media, operations support, and supplier diversity and procurement opportunities.

The Incubator

Launching business and introducing them to the community.

Established in The Village at 24th and Lake in North Omaha, The Incubator is a place where African American food entrepreneurs and small businesses can launch and introduce themselves to their community. In partnership with Revive Center Market, this store focuses on the distribution of products made by the local Black community.

The Legacy Wealth Center

Hosting workshops and special events.

A place for the community to attend special events and activities focused on business ownership, home ownership, and financial empowerment.

Explore Carver's Products and Services

Personal Banking

Checking
Savings
Loans and Lines of Credit
Home Lending

Business Banking

Commercial and Business Banking
Treasury/ACH Services
Commercial Real Estate
Specialty Financing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We encourage you to open an account, which enables us to lend the funds back to the individuals and businesses served by the Carver initiative. Start at carverlegacycenter.com. Spread the word to others to open a Carver Legacy account.

  • Individuals, organizations, businesses, ministries, and others can open Carver Legacy accounts at any American National Bank location and at the Carver Legacy Center at 24th and Lake. Start at carverlegacycenter.com and then we recommend an appointment with a banker.

  • Email Carver@anbank.com or call 402-939-5555 with the following information:

    • Your name
    • Business name
    • Contact phone number
    • Contact email address

    A banker familiar with the Carver initiative will reach out to you to ensure we set up the right
    product based on your goals.

  • The Carver location will be available by appointment initially and will soon post regular hours.
    Go to carverlegacycenter.com to begin the process of opening an account, applying for a loan, or starting your wealth-building process.

  • We encourage you to open a Carver Legacy account, which enables us to lend the funds back to the individuals and businesses served by the Carver initiative.

    If you feel strongly about making a donation rather than opening an account, a 501(c)3 is being formed for this purpose. In the meantime, a charitable checkbook account can be established at Omaha Community Foundation.