The WBA issue advocacy fund is an opportunity for your bank to contribute corporate dollars that are pooled with those from other Wisconsin business coalition partners to craft pro-business public policy messages to the general public, opinion leaders, and elected officials. Thanks to the letter we sent out earlier this summer, we've had several banks already donate to this fund. Thank you!
We’ve seen some very big changes in the last 18 months. Some we expected and some we didn’t. Some will have a positive impact on your bank and some…well, time will tell.
At WBA, we are helping the banking industry prepare for 2018 and beyond.
The question for us is: “Will we be ready?”
What Does The Fund Do?
The fund is established to help educate the public, local leaders, and elected officials and to define banking and business issues through advertising.
WBA works with coalition partners to determine the best course of action.
The message is sent at appropriate times during the legislative session and throughout the year.
Are Contributions Deductible?
Contributions are not deductible as a charitable contribution.100% is attributable to lobbying as defined by the Internal Revenue Code and is therefore not deductible as an ordinary business expense. Please consult your tax advisor for guidance.
What’s at Stake?
The banking industry in general continues to be demonized to the detriment of all Wisconsin banks.
Some candidates for office in Wisconsin are running on an issue platform hostile to banks.
What Can Be Done?
Wisconsin banks need to unite and deliver a strong message to the public using TV, radio, and direct mail to educate the public about public policy differences and the importance of strong pro-banking leadership in the legislature.
How Can My Bank Help?
Make a generous contribution to the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA). Corporate contributions are allowed by law.
Join your peers in making a donation of $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, or whatever you deem appropriate to the WBA issue advocacy fund.
Your bank’s corporate donation will be kept confidential. Simply mail your check to:
WBA Issue Ad Fund
4721 South Biltmore Lane
Madison, WI 53718