On Wednesday, July 12, Associated Bank was among 28 financial services companies nationwide to receive a 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award from the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) — the leading legislative and regulatory advocacy organization for America’s financial services industry.


The award, which recognizes companies that provide leadership in improving communities and expanding financial literacy in America, are part of FSR’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program. The program promotes the positive impact that members like Associated Bank are making locally, nationally and even globally. Contributions are measured by investments in social-business opportunities; support of social causes; and contributions to nonprofits focused on financial education, community development and the environment.


FSR presented the award to Associated Bank for our efforts in 2016, including:


  • Overall colleague volunteers and volunteer hours (per 1,000 employees)
  • Involvement in financial literacy projects
  • Money raised and/or donated to nonprofit partners and CSR initiatives (including company match)


Each award was formally presented by a member of Congress from the recipient’s home state at the reception on Captiol Hill. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, representing Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district, presented the award to Jill Wiess, corporate social responsibility manager, on behalf of Associated Bank.


“FSR member companies strengthened their local communities by supporting over a million volunteer projects, donating over $1.1 billion dollars for the second year in a row, volunteering nearly 8 million hours, and completing close to 700,000 financial literacy projects,” said FSR’s vice president of corporate social responsibility Judy Chapa. “This service reflects the financial industry’s commitment to expanding financial literacy and improving opportunity for more Americans.”


Wiess commented, “I am honored to accept the award on behalf of Associated Bank. By generously giving of their time and talent — and through personal donations to giving campaigns and fundraisers that support nonprofit partners — our colleagues share the bank’s commitment to support and strengthen the communities where we live and serve, which is an important part of our overall business strategy.”


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