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WaterStone Bank Announces Donation Amounts for 100th Anniversary Giving Campaign

WaterStone Bank announced the final donation amounts for its 100th Anniversary Giving Campaign. The top donation prize of $30,000 will be awarded to Ignite the Spirit-Milwaukee after it received 5,372 votes from the community. 

The final donation amounts are as follows: 

  • 1st Place: Ignite the Spirit-Milwaukee ($30,000 donation) (5,372 votes)  
  • 2nd Place: Special Spaces Wisconsin ($25,000 donation) (1,869 votes)  
  • 3rd Place: Tosa Cares ($20,000 donation) (1,522 votes)  
  • 4th Place: Unity in Motion, Inc. ($15,000 donation) (1,077 votes) 
  • 5th Place: One Hope 27 ($10,000 donation) (907 votes) 

“We would like to congratulate Ignite the Spirit-Milwaukee for placing 1st in our 100th Anniversary Giving Campaign,” said Doug Gordon, president/CEO of WaterStone Bank. “We thank all of the nonprofits that were nominated for making the quality of our lives better because of what they do for our community.” 

In celebration of 100 years of service, WaterStone Bank committed to donating a total of $100,000 to five local nonprofits. Over 150 nonprofits were nominated by the community earlier this year. The five finalists were selected by WaterStone Bank based on the nominations received and were announced publicly on April 1. 

Members of the community were able to vote once per 24-hour period during the month of April for their favorite finalist. Final donation totals were determined based on the number of votes each nonprofit received. In total, WaterStone Bank received 10,746 votes from the community. 

In addition to the $100,000 donation, WaterStone Bank also announced ten “honorable mention” nonprofits, all of which will receive a $1,000 donation: Amani Community Center Food Pantry, American Heart Association of Greater Milwaukee, Balance, Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center, Camp Hometown Heroes, The Friendship Circle, MATC FAST Fund, Milwaukee Jewish Day School/Repairing Together Program, Redeem and Restore Center, and St. Francis Children’s Center. 

The WaterStone Bank Foundation donates over half a million dollars each year to over 200 local nonprofits. To learn more about WaterStone Bank’s charitable giving initiatives, visit https://www.wsbonline.com/about/community-sponsorships/charitable-sponsorships

Any questions regarding the 100th Anniversary Giving Campaign can be directed to marketing@wsbonline.com

By, Alex Paniagua