Centier Bank donates $6K to three groups

Merrillville, Ind.-based Centier Bank recently announced donations to three local nonprofits, including: 

  • $2,500 to the after-school program and peer group Student Impact, a nonprofit which serves students in fifth through 12th grades at the Westfield Washington Township. Last year, 718 students reportedly came through the organization, allowing them to participate in activities such as a basketball league, student-operated podcast, merchandise shop and cafe. Students received hot meals, quarterly events, summer camps and weekly youth groups. 

“Centier Bank is a purpose-driven community bank that is committed to enriching lives in our communities for an even better tomorrow,” said Centier Bank Westfield Branch Manager David Taylor. “Helping enrich the lives of today’s students through an organization like Student Impact will lay a strong foundation for these young peoples’ bright futures, and we’re happy to call ourselves their partner.”  

  • $2,500 to Purdue University Northwest’s Archives and Special Collections to help the library hire a student to undertake archival work for one semester. Centier Bank Corporate Historian and Purdue University Northwest Graduate Andy Collins helped facilitate the partnership. 

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for a student interested in historical preservation as they will get hands-on experience,” Collins added. 

  • $1,000 to local community leadership development program Leadership Lafayette’s upcoming holiday reception. More than 1,700 program alumni serve over 100 regional nonprofits.

 “My time with Leadership Lafayette was genuinely rewarding, and Centier Bank remains committed to nurturing leaders who will contribute to the ongoing growth of the Lafayette community for future generations,” said Centier Bank Business Banker and program alumnus Trent Hanthorn.

Correction: A previous version of this article listed an erroneous headquarters for Centier Bank. The bank is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind.