Special thanks to all the banks below who qualified for Gold Triangle in 2017! We increased the amount of banks making the list from 2016. Want your name on the list for 2018? Fundraising toolkits will be mailed out early this year.

WBA has two advocacy funds that you can donate to. The first, the Alliance of Bankers for Wisconsin (ABW) Conduit Fund acts as your personal "political bank account." With this option, you choose which candidates or legislative party committees your donation goes to. If you want to participate in our efforts but want WBA to select which candidates to give to, you can give to Wisbankpac, a political action committee registered with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission and Federal Elections Commission.

Bankers will need to continue to be very involved in talking to our legislators and regulators, and we will need strong, unified industry positions that make sense in this economic and political environment. WBA will continue to support those elected officials who support us. As always, WBA focuses on winning elections by supporting candidates in the "Banker" party, not Democrat or Republican.

Gold Triangle Club banks are at the forefront of the banking industry's political action effort. To qualify for membership in the Club, bank employees and directors must contribute a minimum amount to WBA's political action funds (the Alliance of Bankers for Wisconsin political conduit and WBA's political action committee, Wisbankpac) apportioned 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

These contributions go toward helping pro-banking candidates get into office. Hearty congratulations to the following banks, whose directors and employees contributed enough to WBA's political action funds to achieve Gold Triangle Club bank status in 2017:

Reaching Gold Triangle Club Status as of December 31, 2017:

  • Associated Bank, Green Bay
  • Bankers Bank, Madison
  • Bank of Galesville
  • Bank of Luxemburg
  • Capitol Bank, Madison
  • Charter Bank, Eau Claire
  • Citizens Bank, Mukwonago
  • Citizens State Bank of Loyal
  • Commerce State Bank, West Bend
  • Coulee Bank, La Crosse
  • East Wisconsin Savings Bank, Kaukauna
  • First Citizens State Bank, Whitewater
  • First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, Waukesha
  • First National Community Bank, New Richmond
  • Forward Financial Bank, Marshfield
  • Fox River State Bank, Burlington
  • Horicon Bank, Horicon
  • Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc
  • Jackson County Bank, Black River Falls
  • McFarland State Bank, McFarland
  • Mound City Bank, Platteville
  • Northwestern Bank, Chippewa Falls
  • Oak Bank, Fitchburg
  • Park Bank, Madison
  • Peoples State Bank, Prairie du Chien
  • Peoples State Bank, Wausau
  • Pigeon Falls State Bank, Pigeon Falls
  • Premier Community Bank, Marion
  • River Cities Bank, Wisconsin Rapids
  • River Valley Bank, Wausau
  • Securant Bank & Trust, Menomonee Falls
  • Security Financial Bank, Durand
  • Security State Bank, Iron River
  • Settlers Bank, DeForest
  • Spring Bank, Brookfield
  • Superior Savings Bank, Superior
  • The Equitable Bank, Wauwatosa
  • The Peoples Community Bank, Mazomanie
  • The Port Washington State Bank, Port Washington
  • The Stephenson National Bank & Trust, Marinette
  • Union Bank & Trust Company, Evansville
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association

Should your bank be on the list? Contact WBA’s Jon Turke at jturke@wisbank.com or 608-441-1215.