Local, family-owned New Market Bank announced today that it contributed $15,790 to nonprofit organizations, schools and public safety programs during 2018. The total includes bank donations, donations by employees and customers, which the bank matched, and sponsorships of fundraisers benefitting nonprofit organizations such as the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women, mentoring programs and veterans organizations.
“The heart of community banking is the community,” said Anita Drentlaw, CPA, president of New Market Bank. “We pride ourselves on supporting nonprofits in the south metro, many of which fly under the radar of corporate giving programs, because it improves the quality of life for the people we serve and the communities in which we live and work.”
Each month, New Market Bank chooses a nonprofit to support through its Give Back to the Community program. Donations made by employees and customers at any of the three branch locations through that month are matched dollar-for-dollar by the bank, up to a specified limit. In 2018, the nonprofits supported through the Give Back to the Community program included Think Great Foundation, Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs), the FISH Network, Chase’s Warriors Foundation, the Prior Lake-Savage Optimists Foundation and the Toy Corner. The monthly nonprofits are chosen based on recommendations from employees and customers, with an internal committee making the final selections.
The bank also frequently supports fundraising events as a sponsor. In 2018, these sponsorships benefitted organizations such as: BestPrep, the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation, St. Michael’s Catholic School in Prior Lake and the Elko New Market Fire Relief Association. According to the bank’s community giving policy, it focuses its support to have greater impact with selected causes. Specifically, the bank supports established 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) nonprofits. The nonprofits must benefit the communities where New Market Bank operates: Elko New Market, Lakeville or Prior Lake and neighboring communities. For more information and to submit a request for support, visit: https://newmarketbank.com/about-us/community