Associated’s top 20 volunteers recognized for 2013

MADISON, Wis. – March 20, 2014 – Associated Bank recently acknowledged the efforts of its top 20 volunteers for 2013, including Mark Tate who volunteers with Second Harvest Food Pantry and Edgerton Community Outreach. Tate was awarded with a $1,000 grant for the non-profit organizations.

“My family and I have been blessed in many ways,” said Tate. “Volunteering is my way of giving back to my community. I believe we can greatly impact our community one idea, one hour, or one act of kindness at a time.”

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.