Wisconsin’s North Shore Bank commits $50K to financial wellness program

Brookfield, Wis.-based North Shore Bank celebrated its 100th anniversary by announcing a $50,000 commitment to financial wellness program ELEVATE Wisconsin.

 ELEVATE Wisconsin was created by the state of Wisconsin, Department of Financial Institutions and Financial Fitness Group.The group provides personal finance and investment information for Wisconsin employees and their families.

The commitment was announced May 11 at North Shore Bank’s corporate headquarters. “We’re focusing on causes especially important to us such as this donation to supply thousands of Wisconsin employees with financial resources while we also show thanks to our hundreds of loyal employees, and celebrate our dedicated customers and community members,” said North Shore Bank CEO Jay McKenna. 

 The financial commitment came through the $2.6 billion bank’s collaboration with Mastercard, broker-dealer servicer Cetera Financial Group and Fiserv. The donation started the second phase of ELEVATE Wisconsin, which is expected to provide access to financial resources to nearly 12,000 Wisconsin employees.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers presented a commendation to the bank for its 100th anniversary. North Shore Bank also received a commendation from Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and a proclamation from Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto.