• Marquette Bank Employees Support Local Shelter Organizations
    Marquette Neighborhood Commitment wraps up shelter quarter activities, including employee volunteering and fundraising 

    Orland Park, IL (April 10, 2013) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, completed fundraising and volunteer activities to support local shelter organizations during the first quarter of 2013. Through the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, the bank assisted 14 shelter and welfare organizations with various employee fundraisers and volunteer projects, resulting in more than 250 completed volunteer hours, over $8,400 in employee-donated funds and over 1,200 meals prepared for shelter guests.

    “Through our Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, we are able to team up with some local shelter organizations and help make a difference in our neighborhoods through our volunteer efforts and service projects,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. “We would like to thank all of our employees who donated their time and gave money to help those in need.”

    Each year, the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment gives back to the community in specific areas of need including shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. During the first quarter, the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment focused its efforts on shelter organizations. Fundraising activities included a neighborhood coat and shoe drive, bake sale, pancake breakfast, employee jeans days and a pet supplies drive. Employees also prepared lunches and dinners at the South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) and cooked dinner for over 85 guests at the St. Blasé Supper Kitchen in Summit. Additionally, bank employees filled over 200 Easter baskets with donated candy and small toys for the Port Ministries, which were distributed to less fortunate children on the south side of Chicago.

    Organizations that received assistance during Marquette Bank’s shelter quarter include:

    • Animal Welfare League of Chicago Ridge
    • Calvary Church in Orland Park
    • Englewood Cares Outreach Ministries in Chicago
    • The Heavenly Orphans Project in Chicago Ridge
    • Hesed House in Aurora
    • Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago
    • Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Chicago
    • Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Tinley Park
    • The Port Ministries of Chicago
    • Reach out Rescue in Oak Lawn
    • Share Your Soles Foundation in Alsip
    • South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) in Chicago Ridge
    • Southwest Chicago PADS in Chicago
    • St. Blasé Supper Kitchen in Summit


    For more information about the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment or the bank, please call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com.



    Photo Caption: Marquette Bank employees participated in a bake sale to help raise money during the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment’s shelter quarter.


    Pancake Breakfast  

    Photo Caption: As part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, Marquette Bank employees held fundraisers, including a pancake breakfast, for employees at the Orland Park location to raise money for local shelter organizations. Marquette Bank and employees helped 14 shelter and welfare organizations through in-kind donations, fundraising and volunteer projects. 


    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.