Special to the EagleHerald
Employees at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust in Wausaukee pose with a check at a recent community contribution reception. 
Special to the EagleHerald

Employees at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust in Wausaukee pose with a check at a recent community contribution reception. 

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MARINETTE — To honor local non-profit organizations, and remind them that their efforts do not go unnoticed, The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) celebrated with two year-end contribution receptions.

“We hold this event every year to show our appreciation for their tireless work and use it as an opportunity to give these wonderful groups a token of our appreciation for their efforts,” said Daniel J. Peterson, SNBT president and CEO. “We were happy to be able to host this event in both our Marinette and Wausaukee offices. The Wausaukee location is much closer to home for many organizations, and we were grateful for the strong turnout there as well as at the Marinette office.”

Throughout 2019, SNBT made monetary donations totaling over $157,500 to non-profits in Marinette, Menominee and Oconto Counties. The organizations who received year-end donations are: CASA Marinette Program, CASA of Menominee County, Communities that Care, Crime Stoppers of Marinette County, Crivitz Food Pantry, Crivitz Rescue Squad Inc., Crivitz/Stephenson Historical Society, Crivitz Youth Inc., DAR Boys & Girls Club, Emergency Rescue Squad Inc., Faith Christian School, FISH Inc., Fuller Center, Goodwill Industries Inc., Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, M&M Area Community Foundation, Marinette County Elderly Services, Marinette County Historical Society, Menominee County Historical Society, Mid-County Rescue Squad Inc., Northern Lights Master Gardener Association, Oconto Area Humane Society, Oconto County Historical Society, Oconto Fire & Rescue Auxiliary, Oconto Hospital Citizens’ Foundation, Pastor Fred’s Food Pantry of Amberg, Pembine Rescue Squad, Provident Health Foundation of Marinette/Menominee, Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, St. Anthony’s School, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church - Food Pantry, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, St. Vincent DePaul Society of Marinette, St. Vincent DePaul - St. Joseph Conference, The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Meal Program, Tri-City Area United Way, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School, Twin Bridge Rescue Squad, Twin Counties Free Clinic, UWGB-Marinette Foundation, Wausaukee Enterprises Inc., Wausaukee Rescue Squad Inc. and Wisconsin Bankers Foundation.

“In addition to those community donations, we made a five-year pledge amounting to $150,000, to the recently opened REC Center in Marinette,” said Peterson. “We wanted to be certain that this pledge did not, in any way, reduce the support we give to other worthy organizations. We’re grateful for our prosperity because it acts like a dividend that we can share with our neighbors.”

Aside from monetary donations, SNBT has been committed to volunteerism with its annual community service pledge. Each year, bank employees pledge an impressive number of volunteer hours, and the hours pledged for 2020 is no exception: 66 employees have pledged about 7,700 hours to 170 organizations.

Editor’s note: Pictures of SNBT employees at the receptions posing with checks can be seen on our website, ehextra.com.