Associated’s top 20 volunteers recognized for 2013

Associated Bank recently acknowledged the efforts of its top 20 volunteers for 2013, including Brian Strigel and Michael Trzinski from Stevens Point, each with a $1,000 grant to the non-profit organization.

Strigel and Trzinski both volunteer with Plover Whiting Youth Athletics.

“Having the chance to coach my children, as well as other children throughout the community, is an opportunity that I will always appreciate,” said Trzinski. “Youth sports is not about winning or losing, it’s about giving kids the opportunity to succeed and do something great.”

In 2013, Associated employees across the three state footprint volunteered more than 47,000 hours. The top 20 volunteers donated more than 10,000 hours (at least 290 each), and another 253 employees each logged more than 50 volunteer hours.

“Colleague volunteer hours in 2013 topped 47,524, exceeding 2012 by 10,000 hours,” said Cliff Bowers, director of public relations, Associated Bank. “Associated is committed to giving back to its communities, and hundreds of colleagues do just that — by serving as donors, organizers, leaders, inspirers and doers.”

Associated’s philanthropy reflects the people, the culture and the spirit of the company. Colleagues are actively engaged in the charitable process to help identify nonprofit organizations and causes that best address the unique needs of communities across Associated’s footprint. Associated encourages and supports colleague volunteerism efforts by providing the internal resources that help connect colleagues with the nonprofit organizations that meet their personal passion for community involvement.

Photo caption: Michael Trzinski of Associated Bank volunteers with the Plover Whiting Youth Athletics and was awarded with a $1,000 grant for the group from Associated for his efforts.