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Community State Bank Presents Over $10,000 to Local Non-profit Organizations Throughout Southeast Wisconsin

CSB Chief Financial Officer Peter Schumacher with his grandchildren (far left and right), and CSB Universal Banker Kacie Rose with her son.

Community State Bank (CSB) recently completed their 4th year of #Gift2Giving, an employee directed donation program. Each CSB employee was presented with $100 to donate back into the communities of Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties. Community State Bank is very proud to announce that 100% of their employees participated in contributing over $10,000 towards local non-profit organizations throughout Southeast Wisconsin.

Campaign funds were distributed among 12 non-profit organizations. CSB employees were encouraged to work together and combine their #Gift2Giving funds to create a larger impact with their donations. This year Community State Bank also provided an opportunity for staff to make personal donations. Before campaign funds were released Community State Bank surprised employees by matching all personal donations.

“I love this campaign and everything it stands for,” said Community State Bank President and CEO Scott Huedepohl. “Our employees pour their hearts into these donations and it’s their way of saying ‘thank you’ to an organization that has impacted them personally or at a community level.”

One of the recipients of this year’s campaign was Children’s Hospital – Kenosha Campus. Community State Bank CFO Peter Schumacher and CSB universal banker Kacie Rose shared their heartfelt donation stories about how Children’s Hospital had personally helped their family members. The donation was hand delivered by Schumacher, his grandchildren, Rose, and her son.

“Children’s Hospital is a remarkable organization. They helped my granddaughter with her early battle with hip dysplasia. It meant a lot to be able to hand deliver a donation with her and show our appreciation to the staff for all that they do.”

Another recipient of this year’s campaign was Willow Creek Ranch, a non-profit therapeutic riding center for children and adults with special needs. 16 Community State Bank employees collaborated their #Gift2Giving funds, in addition to making personal donations.

“Willow Creek Ranch was very touched by the generous financial gift from the Community State Bank staff,” explained Founder of Willow Creek Ranch, Jennifer Pape. “This gift will help more people in our surrounding community receive services that use the unique abilities of horses. It also brings awareness of volunteer opportunities for this special program.”

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Kenosha County also received a #Gift2Giving donation. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness for individuals and families affected by mental illness. 25 CSB employees combined their #Gift2Giving funds and made personal donations for a grand total of $3,000.

“As an employee of Community State Bank, I appreciate that we’re able to do #Gift2Giving each and every year,” said, CSB Kenosha Market President, Robert Pieroni. “The campaign is a gift to our staff and the organizations receiving the donations, and I think our journal entries that we share are proof of that.”

Community State Bank has documented employee donation stories through an online blog filled with written and video testimonials. A full list of those stories can be found at CSB.bank/gift2giving.