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Forward Awards $55,000 to Local Charities During Guide Our Giving Campaign

Pictured left to right are: Lindsey Safford, Chrissy Walczak, John Kaprelian, Megan Genteman, Rob Mort, Sandy Klatt, Bill Sennholz, Tricia Fancher, Sheri Dick, Carissa Miller, Chris Damerell, and Jennifer Sobotta.

Non-profits are the cornerstones of our communities and rely on donations to further their missions. Forward Bank including Forward Insurance and Forward Investment Services  gave away $55,000 to help them out! Forward employees nominated non-profits and charities in our communities that they felt needed additional support. Using our social media channels and printed materials, we encouraged our communities to vote and help guide our selection of one charity per community to receive $5,000.

Over 1,700 votes were cast for non-profits over a one-week time period. The top vote recipient in each market received a check for $5,000. Here are the recipients:

  • Athens – Youth Education Supports (YES)
  • Colby – Abbotsford Sportsman’s Club
  • Greenwood – Learn a Lot Preschool
  • Marshfield – Hannah Center
  • Marshfield – Soup or Socks
  • Medford – Hope Hospice of Medford
  • Park Falls – Chequamegon School District
  • Phillips – AM Vets Ladies Aux Post #50
  • Stanley – Stanley Community Association
  • Thorp – Thorp Area Senior Citizen Center
  • Withee – Owen-Withee Booster Club

The recipients will have a wonderful opportunity to invest those funds in the projects that help them fulfill their missions.

Forward Bank is a customer-owned, independent community bank who operates to benefit its depositors while offering no fee deposit options, lower lending fees and rates. The Bank continues to be community-orientated by proudly supporting local clubs, businesses, sports, organizations, and schools.