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Banks Join in WBA Political Action Fundraising

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We are happy to report that 38 institutions have now achieved Gold Triangle status for political fundraising so far this year. Gold Triangle is the highest level of fundraising recognition for banks and achieved through bank employee or director contributions to the Alliance of Bankers for Wisconsin (ABW) political conduit or Wisbankpac, or corporate contributions to WBA’s issue advocacy fund. ABW and Wisbankpac funds are utilized as part of our overall effort to support pro-banking candidates, regardless of whether they have an R or D next to their name. Issue advocacy dollars are used to in several capacities to shape public opinion on pro-banking, pro-business issues.

A number of banks have recently joined in the effort, and it’s not too late to contribute. We have numerous banks on the cusp of achieving Gold Triangle, and WBA government relations staff will be reaching out to those institutions to help them get across the finish line.

Demands on our political action funds is as high as it has ever been, and we are battling on numerous fronts in Madison. If you have not already done so, please consider contributing to WBA political action funds. You may contribute via credit card here.

2021 Gold Triangle Club Members

American National Bank – Fox Cities, Associated Bank, Bank Five Nine, Bank of Brodhead, Bank of Wisconsin Dells, Bankers’ Bank, Bluff View Bank, Capitol Bank, Charter Bank, Citizens Bank, Citizens State Bank of Loyal, Coulee Bank, East Wisconsin Savings Bank, The Equitable Bank, First Citizens State Bank, First National Community Bank, Forward Bank, Horicon Bank, IncredibleBank, Investors Community Bank, Mound City Bank, National Bank of Commerce, National Exchange Bank and Trust, Nicolet National Bank, Northshore Bank, Northwestern Bank, Park Bank, Peoples Community Bank, Port Washington State Bank, Premier Community Bank, State Bank Financial, State Bank of Chilton, Stephenson National Bank and Trust, Superior Savings Bank, Town Bank, Waldo State Bank, WBA, and Wolf River Community Bank

Gold Triangle Club Contribution Levels by Bank Asset Size

Bank Assets Total Banker Contributions
$0-25 Million $500
$25-100 M $1,000
$100-250 M $1,500
$250-500 M $2,000
$500-750 M $2,500
$750 M – $1 Billion $3,500
$1 B+ $4,500

THANK YOU to all the banks, Gold Triangle or not, that have contributed to our advocacy efforts.

If you have questions or would like to make a contribution, please contact WBA’s Lorenzo Cruz, vice president – government relations or John Cronin, director – government relations.