Bank Helps Local Schools

9/7/2016, 5:05 p.m. | Updated on 9/7/2016, 5:05 p.m.
With the start of a new school year, Marquette Bank, a locally owned neighborhood bank, recently celebrated with two separate ...
Marquette Bank employees packed school supplies Bank location. donated for its annual Neighborhood School Supplies Drive, which benefited sixteen local organizations.

Bank Helps Local Schools

With the start of a new school year, Marquette Bank, a locally owned neighborhood bank, recently celebrated with two separate initiatives to support local schools and education organizations.

Marquette Bank announced their eighth annual Adopt-a-Classroom prize drawing. The drawing will wrap up on Saturday, Sept. 10. Marquette Bank customers, teachers and parents can enter at any bank location for a chance to win a $200 gift card for any elementary, junior high or high school classroom in Illinois. The gift card can be used for any education related purchase and there will be a total of 22 gift cards awarded – one winning classroom for each Marquette Bank location.

Additionally, their annual Neighborhood School Supplies Drive wrapped up, benefiting local students, neighborhood schools and organizations in need of supplies for the new school year.

A total of sixteen organizations received supplies donated by employees and clients, including: Balmoral Elementary School in Crete; Chicago High School for the Arts in Chicago; Durkin Park Elementary in Chicago; Englewood Cares Outreach Ministries, Chicago; Esmond Elementary School in Chicago; JB Kennedy Elementary School in Burbank; John F. Eberhart Elementary School in Chicago; Maria Kaupas Center in Chicago; McKinley Park - Back to School Event in Chicago; Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago; Morrill Math & Science Specialty School in Chicago; Our Lady of the Ridge School in Chicago Ridge; The Port Ministries in Chicago; Tonti Elementary School in Chicago; Valley View School District in Bolingbrook and Walsh Elementary School in Summit.

“Marquette Bank is committed to supporting local schools through our Marquette Neighborhood Commitment program,” said Betty Harn, Executive Vice President. “We believe in the importance of supporting local students and schools in order to give students the supplies and resources they need to start the year off right.” Both initiatives are part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment to support education. Each quarter, the bank focuses on a different area of need, including shelter, hunger, education and health/ wellness.

For more information about Marquette Bank and its Neighborhood Commitment, visit www.emarquettebank.com/ neighborhood or call 1-888-254-9500.