• Marquette Bank Supports Local Teens and Families Through Partnership With The Bridge Teen Center

    Orland Park, IL (Jan. 22, 2013) – The Bridge Teen Center is pleased to announce the newest member of their family of supporters, Marquette Bank. Marquette recently made a $3,500 contribution to organization, and plans are underway to build on that partnership in 2013 and beyond. Marquette Bank is a neighborhood bank, with 23 branches, that provides personal banking, home financing, business banking and lending. The partnership with the Bridge Teen Center is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment where each quarter the bank focuses on giving back in a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness.

    “Marquette Bank is so excited to partner with the Bridge Teen Center. We are always looking for organizations that share our vision of improving our local communities,” Manny Jimenez, Vice President of Community Reinvestment & Economic Development said. “At the bank, we try to improve the lives of our neighbors and families by helping them achieve their financial dreams in life and at the Bridge Teen Center, they focus on connecting with teens and help them develop leadership, confidence and find their life’s passion in a safe, fun environment. We look forward to working together with them to further their mission.“

    “The Bridge Teen Center continues to be humbled by the outpouring of support from individuals, businesses, and foundations in our community,” said Priscilla Steinmetz, Founder and Executive Director of The Bridge. “The Bridge has been built by the community, for the community – and without the support of places like Marquette Bank, we could not provide our free afterschool programs and entertainment events for teens. While we get a lot of credit for the work we do here, people like those at Marquette Bank are the real heroes.”

    The Bridge Teen Center is located at 15555 S. 71st Court in Orland Park, IL. The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center that was designed around the needs and interests of teens in the suburbs. The Bridge provides free holistically-designed afterschool programming and a safe environment for weekend entertainment. Monthly programs that help parents navigate through the teenage years are also offered. To date, over 1,600 unique students from 68 different communities have been served by The Bridge. In 2011, The Bridge received national recognition through the Afterschool Alliance for having some of the most innovative and successful teen-specific programming in the nation.

     

    Marquette Bank’s support of the Bridge Teen Center is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment where each quarter the bank focuses on giving back in a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com.

     

     

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    Photo Caption: Marquette Bank partners with The Bridge Teen Center. Shown (left to right) Rich Cummings, Orland Park Branch Manager; Steve Cichon, Orland Park Regional Manager; Steve Baranowski, Mortgage Specialist; Priscilla and Rob Steinmetz, The Bridge Teen Center and Manny Jimenez, Vice President of Community Reinvestment & Economic Development.

     

        

    About Marquette Bank:    

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.6 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank.  Marquette Bank has been a locally-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, mortgages, trust and business banking, free Online Bill Pay and free Automated Telephone Banking.  Marquette Bank’s retail branches are 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 customers have convenient free access to over 50,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.   

     
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