Caring For Our Community
At Marine Bank, we take an active role in building central Illinois. We are committed to making our communities better places to live because we live here, too. We recognize that improving the vitality and quality of life of Springfield, Champaign, Bloomington, Macomb and the surrounding areas is in the best interest of our customers, our team members, our company, and all of the neighbors with whom we interact every day. We share our time, talent and resources to meet community needs.
Through our Marine Bank Employee Activities Committee, we actively recruit employees to volunteer their time cooking meals for the homeless, building homes for low-income families, collecting trash along streets and improving our communities in many other ways. We encourage our team members to serve in volunteer roles in charitable organizations.
Because there are more worthwhile needs than we have the ability to fund, we focus our corporate giving on programs and organizations that provide services directly to those in need, that emphasize education, and that have the potential of multiplying the effect of each contributed dollar. All of our donations must be used in our local communities for the benefit of local people, programs and activities.
Our employees magnify our annual giving through monthly Casual Days, through our annual United Way campaign, and through organized support of fund raising activities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake.
And while we donate because it’s the right thing to do, we are grateful to have been recognized many times for our efforts, including being named an Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.