The attendees of the recent WBA Women in Banking Conference—which broke all previous attendance records—raised $2,000 through a raffle benefitting the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation. Even more impressively, over half of the conference attendees contributed by purchasing raffle tickets in a tremendous show of support for the industry and community outreach. 

The Foundation is dedicated to promoting financial literacy and financial responsibility to the public and to broadening consumer empowerment in the financial services industry, primarily through funding education and research. 

One popular program the Foundation sponsors is the annual Reading Raises Interest kits, which are made available to WBA member banks in conjunction with Teach Children to Save Day each April. This year, banks from across Wisconsin ordered over 350 kits and nearly 1,800 activity books to help them teach the state’s youth about the importance of saving and spending wisely. 


Prize baskets up for grabs

Thank you to the following banks and sponsors who donated raffle prizes: 

  • Bankers’ Bank, Madison
  • Coulee Bank, La Crosse
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison
  • Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc
  • Peoples State Bank, Wausau
  • Port Washington State Bank
  • PremierBank, Fort Atkinson
  • Union Bank & Trust, Evansville
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association 

To learn more about the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation, visit www.wisbankfoundation.org or contact WBA’s Mike Semmann (608-441-1206) or Amber Seitz (608-441-1237). 

WBF (IRS Public Charity Employer Identification Number 46-3791061) is a Wisconsin non-stock corporation organized for charitable and education purposes dedicated to promoting financial literacy and financial responsibility to the public and to broaden consumer empowerment in the financial services industry primarily through research and education.