• Marquette Bank Employees Raise Funds and Donate Pet Supplies to Local Animal Shelters
    Neighborhood bank employees hold 3rd annual animal awareness drive 

    Orland Park, IL (March 22, 2013) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently wrapped up its 3rd Animal Awareness Drive, an employee-led initiative to raise awareness of challenges facing animals and local animal shelters. Through their efforts, bank employees generated more than $1,200 in donations and collected more than 250 pet items that benefitted local animal rescue organizations.

    “Our employees continue to show their love and support for animals by donating to our Animal Awareness Drive,” Cheryl Erwin, Marquette Bank employee and Animal Awareness Drive organizer, said. “As a neighborhood bank, we know that it is important to help out the people in our communities, but we are also aware that local animal shelters need our assistance as well.”

    During the Animal Awareness Drive, Marquette Bank employees were encouraged to donate pet-related items including food, blankets, leashes, collars, cat litter and toys. Bank employees raised money by taking part in bank-wide “Jeans Days,” hosting a bake sale and participating in Marquette Bank’s Employee Pet Photo Contest. Employees paid an entry fee to submit photos of their pets and the winner of the “Picture Perfect Pet” was selected through an employee vote.

    Over 100 photos were entered and the winning photo was of Coco, a poodle belonging to Marisol Guzman, an employee at Marquette Bank’s Pulaski branch. As a part of their commitment to the cause, bank employees also held a pet adoption event at Marquette Bank’s Aurora branch in March and volunteered at the Mardi Gras for PAWS event held at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park. 

    All items collected during the Animal Awareness Drive were donated to the following local organizations:

    • Animal Welfare League – Chicago Ridge
    • Heavenly Orphans Rescue – Chicago Ridge
    • PAWS Chicago – Chicago
    • PAWS Tinley Park – Tinley Park
    • Reach Out Rescue – Oak Lawn


    Marquette Bank’s Neighborhood Animal Awareness Drive is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information about Marquette Bank and its Neighborhood Commitment, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com.




    Photo Caption: Members of the Marquette Bank Animal Awareness Team led efforts to collect over 250 pet-related items during Marquette Bank’s Animal Awareness Drive.




    Photo Caption: An employee-led bake sale was held at Marquette Bank’s Corporate Center to help raise money for the Animal Awareness Drive.




    Photo Caption: Bank employees volunteered at the Mardi Gras for PAWS event which took place at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park. 




    Photo Caption: Coco, a poodle, was voted the “Picture Perfect Pet” winner in Marquette Bank’s Employee Pet Photo Contest. Coco’s owner is Marisol Guzman, a bank teller at the Pulaski branch.



    About Marquette Bank:    

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.6 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally owned and operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, home financing, trust services and business banking. Marquette Bank has a lending portfolio of almost $1 billion in Chicagoland and offers home mortgages, multifamily lending, commercial mortgages, lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Marquette Bank regularly offers free financial literacy and education seminars, workshops and classes to customers, schools, senior groups, community organizations and local residents including personal financial and home buyer education classes. Marquette Bank has 23 retail branches located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank provides customers mobile banking, online banking and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.

    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Follow Marquette Bank on Twitter or like the Bank on Facebook for special offers and news. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.