A year-long fundraising initiative by Merrillville-based Centier Bank has led to a $30,000 community donation to the American Cancer Society.
Anthony Contrucci, vice president of community and business development said the donation also included a company match by the bank.
In 2019, Centier associates participated in various Relays for Life as well as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity walks throughout Centier Bank’s Indiana footprint. These events help fund cancer research, crucial patient care programs, and education and prevention initiatives.
“Centier Bank is proud to support the American Cancer Society, once again, by giving towards and participating in multiple Relay for Life and Making Strides events throughout Indiana,” said Contrucci. “Each year, our associates come together to walk and raise funds for each county event.”
Centier Bank’s total corporate donations for 2019 were in excess of $1.25 million to more than 800 organizations. Nearly 600 bank employees also contributed approximately 18,000 volunteer hours to a variety of causes and community organizations.