• Marquette Bank Employees Help Support Local Animal Organizations
    Neighborhood bank employees raise money and donate pet supplies to local animal shelters 

     

    Orland Park, IL (April 17, 2014) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently wrapped up its 4rd annual Animal Awareness Drive, an employee-led initiative to raise awareness of the challenges facing homeless animals and local animal shelters. Through their efforts, bank employees contributed over $1,200 in donations through various bank-sponsored activities and collected over 200 pet items that were donated to local animal rescue organizations.

    “People tend to have a soft spot for homeless animals because they are reminded of their own pets, which is why I think our animal awareness activities are always a success,” Teresa Yanez, Marquette Bank employee and Animal Awareness Drive organizer, said. “Our employees realize that helping people in our neighborhoods is imperative but it’s also important to not forget about the homeless animals in need of loving homes.”

    Items collected and donated to local animal shelters included food, blankets, leashes, collars, cat litter and toys. Bank employees raised money by taking part in bank-wide “Jeans Days,” hosting a bake sale, holding prize drawings for animal-themed gift baskets and participating in Marquette Bank’s Employee Pet Photo Contest. Employees also volunteered at the Mardi Gras for PAWS event at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park to benefit the Animal Welfare League located in Chicago Ridge. 

     

    Pet Items collected and money raised during the Animal Awareness Drive were donated to the following local organizations:

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

     

    Employee Pet Photo Contest winners included: “Chewie” the Golden Doodle in the Top Dog Category, submitted by Renee Morelli, Senior Teller (Hickory Hills branch); and “Babunia” in the Purr-fect Kitty Category, submitted by John Popow, Senior Vice President (Orland Park Corporate Center).

     

    Marquette Bank’s 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.
     

     

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    Photo Caption: Members of the Marquette Bank Animal Awareness team led efforts to collect over 200 pet-related items during Marquette Bank’s 4th annual Animal Awareness Drive.

     

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    Photo Caption: Employee Pet Photo Content - “Chewie” the Golden Doodle won in the Top Dog Category, submitted by Renee Morelli, Senior Teller (Hickory Hills branch); and “Babunia” won in the Purr-fect Kitty Category, submitted by John Popow, Senior Vice President (Orland Park Corporate Center location). 

     

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    Photo Caption: An employee-led bake sale was held at Marquette Bank’s Corporate Center in Orland Park to help raise money for the 4th annual Animal Awareness Drive.

     

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

     


      

    About Marquette Bank:     

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.5 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 22 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. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.