Local United Way gets big donation from 1st Source Bank

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The United Way of St. Joseph County received a donation of over $75,000 from 1st Source Bank on Monday with intentions to invest the funds in impact areas such as education, safety net services, and economic mobility.

"This generous contribution at the direction of 1st Source Bank arrives at a critical time when the needs within our community continue to grow," said United Way of St. Joseph County Communications Manager Torrence Glenn. "The significant impact of this donation will directly support initiatives aimed at addressing key challenges, empowering families, and fostering sustainable change throughout St. Joseph County."

On Monday, 1st Source’s Central Region President Shelli Alexander and Business Banker Robert Piechocki visited the United Way offices to formally commemorate their continued partnership with a $76,257.04 check presentation to newly appointed President and CEO Jamie Cox and Sr. Director of Mission Advancements and Events Jennifer Liddell.

"We are immensely grateful to 1st Source Bank for their unwavering dedication to improving lives within our community," stated Lauren Smyth, Vice President of Mission Advancement of United Way of St. Joseph County. "Their extraordinary generosity in selecting the United Way to receive this donation allows us to expand our efforts in creating lasting and meaningful change, ensuring that more individuals and families have access to vital resources and opportunities."

According to Glenn, the local United Way is intentionally investing resources into four impact areas: Education (ex: La Casa de Amistad), Safety Net Services (ex: Youth Services Bureau), Economic Mobility (ex: Hope Ministries), and Health (ex: RiverBend Cancer Services).

"The donation will contribute to our ability to continue to invest in programs serving those areas," Glenn said.

According to its website, the 1st Source Foundation is, "working to enhance and strengthen the social, economic, and cultural fabric of our communities through a commitment of providing financial resources – helping to improve the quality of life for those who live, work, raise families, and build businesses in our communities."

“We are pleased to support the United Way of St. Joseph County in their efforts to empower our local communities with vital resources,” said Alexander. “Our longstanding partnership has been a source of pride at 1st Source.”

“This substantial donation represents a testament to the collaborative spirit between the private sector and philanthropic organizations, underscoring the profound impact that can be achieved when organizations unite in support of a shared vision,” said Cox.

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