Community State Bank recently completed its fourth year of #Gift2Giving, an employee-directed donation
program. Each CSB employee was presented with $100 to donate back into the communities of Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties.
Community State Bank is very proud to announce that 100 percent of its employees participated in contributing over $10,000 towards local nonprofit organizations throughout Southeast Wisconsin. Campaign funds were distributed among 12 nonprofit organizations. CSB employees were encouraged to work together and combine their #Gift2Giving funds to create a larger impact with their donations.
This year, Community State Bank also provided an opportunity for staff to make personal donations. Before campaign funds were released, Community State Bank surprised employees by matching all personal donations.
“I love this campaign and everything it stands for,” Community State Bank President and CEO Scott Huedepohl said. “Our employees pour their hearts into these donations and it’s their way of saying ‘thank you’ to an organization
that has impacted them personally or at a community level.”
CFO, Peter Schumacher and CSB Universal Banker, Kacie Rose shared their heartfelt donation stories about how
Children’s Hospital had personally helped their family members. The donation was hand delivered by Schumacher,
his grandchildren, Rose and her son.
“Children’s Hospital is a remarkable organization. They helped my granddaughter with her early battle with hip
dysplasia. It meant a lot to be able to hand deliver a donation with her and show our appreciation to the staff for all
that they do.”
Another recipient of this year’s campaign was Willow Creek Ranch, a nonprofit therapeutic riding center for
children and adults with special needs. Sixteen Community State Bank employees collaborated their #Gift2Giving funds, in addition to making personal donations.
“Willow Creek Ranch was very touched by the generous financial gift from the Community State Bank staff,”
Willow Creek Ranch founder Jennifer Pape said. “This gift will help more people in our surrounding
community receive services that use the unique abilities of horses. It also brings awareness of volunteer
opportunities for this special program.”
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kenosha County also received a #Gift2Giving donation. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Twenty-five CSB employees combined their #Gift2Giving funds and made personal donations for a grand total of $3,000.
“As an employee of Community State Bank, I appreciate that we’re able to do #Gift2Giving each and every year,”
CSB Kenosha Market President Robert Pieroni said. “The campaign is a gift to our staff and the organizations
receiving the donations, and I think our journal entries that we share are proof of that.”
Community State Bank has documented employee donation stories through an online blog filled with written and
video testimonials. A full list of those stories can be found at CSB.bank/gift2giving.
2021-2022 #Gift2Giving recipients
- Children’s Hospital – Kenosha Campus
- Seeds of Hope
- NAMI – Kenosha County
- Habitat for Humanity – Racine
- Norway Lutheran Church
- Cops N’ Kids Reading Center
- Wisconsin Humane Society – Racine Campus
- Burlington Catholic School
- Special Olympics of Western Racine County
- Tiny Hooves Rescue, Inc.
- Willow Creek Ranch
- Racine Community Foundation