During the recent WBA Bank Executives Conference, WBA member banks and associate members together raised $8,536 for the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation by participating in a charity auction. These funds will directly support the Foundation’s efforts in financial education, consumer empowerment, and research.
In fact, at the time of this writing, the Foundation is preparing to purchase 2,000 books as part of the Reading Raises Interest program, which facilitates banker presentations to elementary school students about saving and spending wisely. Other Foundation projects include distributing $8,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and bankers furthering their education and a new consumer research project with UW-Whitewater which will study Gen Z’s needs and opinions about banking and banking services.
Thank you to all the generous donors who contributed auction items!
Bank of Sun Prairie
Bank of Wisconsin Dells
BOK Financial Institutional Advisors
Bristol Morgan Bank
BrownBoots Interactive, Inc.
Capitol Bank, Madison
Charter Bank, Eau Claire
Citizens State Bank, Hudson
Cleveland State Bank
Denmark State Bank
Edge One, Inc.
Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Waterloo
Farmers & Merchants Union Bank, Columbus
Independence State Bank
Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc
Joseph Fazio (Commerce State Bank, West Bend)
Leap Strategic Marketing
Michael Semmann (Wisconsin Bankers Association)
MidWestOne Bank, Oseola
Mound City Bank, Platteville
National Exchange Bank & Trust
Rose Oswald Poels (Wisconsin Bankers Association)
State Bank of Cross Plains
The Equitable Bank, Milwaukee
The Stephenson National Bank and Trust, Marinette
Tri City National Bank, Oak Creek
Waldo State Bank
Wintrust Financial Corporation/Town Bank
Thank you to everyone who bid on auction items, and especially to the winning bidders for your donations!
Frederick C. Schwertfeger
Frederick F. Schwertfeger
Visit www.wisbankfoundation.org for more information about the Foundation. Already know what item you want to donate for next year’s auction? Visit www.wisbank.com/Foundation-Auction to make your pledge!