For immediate release:
Date: November 10, 2010
Contact: Lindsay Huebner, Public Relations Specialist
Tel: (608) 252-8862
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) recently presented AnchorBank with the 2009-2010 State Bankers Promoting Financial Literacy Award for its employees’ efforts promoting financial literacy in Wisconsin.
The Association honored 33 bankers from around the state with Certificate of Excellence Awards on September 9 at the WBA Consumer Education Conference for their commitment to growing financial literacy in their communities. Among those honored was Monona branch manager Michelle Gleich. Gleich was specifically recognized for making 20 presentations with Junior Achievement throughout the year.
In the past year, 705 bankers involved in WBA’s nationally recognized Bankers Promoting Financial Literacy program taught more than 72,789 individuals about the basics of money management, saving, budgeting and more.
“Educating children, teens and adults about personal finance not only benefits individuals, but our communities as a whole,” said Kurt Bauer, WBA president and CEO. “We commend those bankers for carrying out a long-standing industry commitment to improving financial literacy.”
Through AnchorBank’s charitable contribution program, Anchoring Communities Together (ACT), employees dedicate hundreds of volunteer hours to fostering financial literacy in their communities by participating in programs such as Junior Achievement, Get Smart About Credit Day, Teach Children to Save and Money Smart Week.
Founded in 1919, AnchorBank is one of the state’s largest financial institutions with locations throughout Wisconsin. AnchorBank, fsb is a wholly owned subsidiary of Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin, Inc. Anchor BanCorp’s stock is traded on the over-the-counter market under the NASDAQ symbol ABCW. More information about AnchorBank is available online at www.anchorbank.com.
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