Marquette Neighborhood Commitment Honored With ABA Foundation Community Commitment Award
Release date: 10/22/2021
Orland Park, IL (Oct 22, 2021) – Marquette Bank was nationally recognized by the American Bankers Association Foundation for its Marquette Bank Mobile Food Pantry with a 2021 ABA Foundation Community Commitment Award. The award was given to Marquette Bank for its efforts in the Volunteerism category and was presented during ABA’s Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Marquette Bank supported the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to bring it’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program to local communities by creating mobile drive-through food pantries. The Bank’s Neighborhood Commitment with the help from Illinois Partners In Hope, was able to host six mobile drive-through food pantries which distributed more than 6,000 35-pound boxes of food to neighbors in need with the help of employee-volunteers.
Entries were submitted in six categories including affordable housing, community and economic development, financial education, economic inclusion, protecting older Americans, and volunteerism. Award winners were chosen by a field of nationally-recognized experts.
The selection committee chose the winning banks based on the creativity and thoughtfulness of programs — traditional or innovative in nature and structure — that embody the ideals of corporate social responsibility and demonstrate success in measurable terms.
“Marquette Bank saw an opportunity to improve the lives of those in its neighborhoods and took action,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director, ABA Foundation. “It’s Mobile Food Pantries made a meaningful difference around their Illinois branch locations and we hope their work serves as a blue print for others throughout the industry.”
“It is who we are. Marquette Bank and our employees are always working to find new and innovative ways to positively impact our community,” said Christie Cox, First Vice President of Neighborhood. “We are humbled and honored to accept this award for our efforts.”
To learn more about the ABA Foundation Community Commitment Awards, visit aba.com/awards.
Caption: Christina Bradley, Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Christie Cox, First Vice President of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment accept the ABA FOUNDATION COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AWARD for Volunteerism
About Marquette Bank:
Marquette Bank is one of the largest neighborhood banks in Chicagoland and has been helping neighbors, families and businesses achieve their financial goals since 1945. Independent and locally-owned, Marquette Bank is proud to offer a full range of banking services, financial solutions, trust, estate and retirement planning, wealth management, home financing, and lending services to both consumers and local businesses. The Bank offers customer’s mobile, online and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide.
Marquette Bank has 21 banking centers, 2 lending services offices and a corporate administrative center with locations in Chicago, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville, Summit and Tinley Park, Illinois. Marquette Bank is a subsidiary of Marquette National Corporation, a diversified financial holding company, and has $2 billion in assets along with a local lending portfolio of almost $1 billion. Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.