Milwaukee, WI – July 28, 2015 – Associated Bank earned recognition for its human resources programming – including its diversity and inclusion efforts – from the Milwaukee Business Journal in May. Professionals in the company’s Human Resources department chose to extend those principles by donating half the award proceeds to Milwaukee-based Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center.
Walker’s Point serves the needs of runaway, homeless and other troubled youth and their families from the city’s diverse communities.
Associated executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer, Judy Docter, explained how the agency was selected.
“We asked our Cultural Awareness Network employee groups operating in several of our communities to nominate deserving agencies. Our human resources team then selected Walker’s Point and another organization from among the outstanding nominees,” Docter said.
“Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center serves a powerful mission in promoting healthy youth and strong families. We’re delighted to see those dollars supporting an organization playing a critical role in the Milwaukee community.”
“We thank Associated Bank and its Human Resources department for its recognition and support for our shelter, counseling and other services for Milwaukee’s runaway, homeless and other youth in need,” commented Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center Executive Director, Andre Olton.
Associated employees Elizabeth Strike and Clarice Young serve on Walker’s Point board of directors.
A second Associated Bank donation was made to the Old Glory Honor Flight in Green Bay.
Photo caption: Member of Associated Bank's Cultural Awareness Network employee group, along with Human Resources department colleagues, present a check to Andre Olton (center), executive director of Walker's Point Youth & Family Center