#Gift2Giving 2020

Community State Bank Presents Over $27,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations Throughout Southeast Wisconsin

Community State Bank (CSB) recently completed their 3rd year of #Gift2Giving. Each CSB employee was presented with $100 to donate back into the communities of Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties. Community State Bank is very proud to announce that 100% of their employees participated in contributing over $27,000 towards local non-profit organizations all over Southeast Wisconsin.

“This year was unlike any other year. Our team knew there was a significant need and they exceeded our expectations,” said Bank President and CEO, Scott Huedepohl. “The bank presented over $10,000 in donations, and through our staff’s creativity and commitment to the community, they turned that into $27,000.”

Campaign funds were distributed among 18 non-profit organizations. CSB employees were encouraged to work together and combine their #Gift2Giving funds to create a larger impact with their donations.

One of the recipients of this year’s campaign was Downtown Kenosha, Inc. (DKI), an independent non-profit organization committed to the revitalization and growth of downtown Kenosha. The organization was personally chosen by Kenosha Market President, Robert Pieroni after the civil unrest that occurred earlier this year.

“The organizations that were chosen this year by our staff were very personal and I feel that made each of us want to do more,” said Pieroni. “It was incredible to see the amount of people that came together for the Kenosha donation as over 30% of our staff joined the mission.”

In total, 31 CSB employees chose to donate their #Gift2Giving contributions towards DKI and 2 other employees made personal donations. In addition, CSB was notified of a grant opportunity from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Targeted Impact Fund and because of that initiative, the group turned their $3,100 donation into a $21,000 donation.

“This is what #Gift2Giving is all about,” said Chief Financial Officer, Peter Schumacher. “It starts with one act of generosity and it turns into a wave of kindness. Our employees fully embrace that concept and have developed the campaign into what it has become today.”

Throughout the journey of the campaign, CSB has documented employee donation stories through an online blog filled with written and video testimonials. A full list of those stories can be found on our employee donation page.

“This year may have taken away our opportunity to be together, but it did not take away our willingness to bring happiness to our communities,” said Huedepohl. “Our #Gift2Giving campaign is proof that even when we are apart, we can still work together.”

Agape House, Burlington Catholic School, Downtown Kenosha Inc., Eco-Justice Center, Faith Hope & Love, Go Frank Go Foundation, Hospice Alliance, Kiwanis Club of Union Grove, Norway Lutheran Church, Racine Family YMCA, Racine Fire Bells, Seeds of Hope, Tex Reynolds Toys for Tots, Veterans Outreach of WI, Waterford FFA, Wisconsin Humane Society of Racine, Wind Lake Fire Department, Woof Gang Rescue