• Marquette Bank Employees Walk to Support Pancreatic Cancer Research 

    Local bank's 3rd annual Evelyn's Walk raises money for the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

    Orland Park, IL (Aug. 15, 2013) –– Employees of Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently held a walk to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. The walk took place in Orland Park and over 70 bank employees and family members participated, raising over $2,000 in donations for the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. This tradition began three years ago and was inspired by the memory of Evelyn Schap, a retired employee, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2010. This year’s walk also honored other family members of employees who lost their battles with the disease through a special photo project.

    “Pancreatic cancer hits close to home because I lost my father to the disease and I worked with Evelyn for many years at the bank,” Nina Sonsikoski, Senior Marketing Manager and organizer of the walk, said. “Having this walk every year in their memory is a great way to honor them while increasing awareness and raising money for pancreatic cancer research.”

    The event 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/neighborhood




    Photo Caption: Over 70 Marquette Bank employees and family members participated in Evelyn’s Walk to benefit pancreatic cancer research and helped contribute over $2,000 to the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.




    Photo Caption: Evelyn’s Walk, a Marquette Bank employee fundraiser, was started in memory of Evelyn Schap, a former employee who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2010. All donations benefit the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.  




    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.