by Jessica Miller
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.
The top vote recipient in each market received a check for $5,000:
Athens – Youth Education Supporters (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
Office Manager, Chelsey Weegmann presented members of the Owen-Withee Booster Club with a check for $5,000. They are not sure what they plan to do with the funds, but are considering upgrading their huddle.
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.
Forward Bank currently has offices in Athens, Colby, Greenwood, Marshfield, Medford, Park Falls, Phillips, Stanley, Thorp, and Withee. For more information, please visit www.forward.bank.
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