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Forward Bank donates to Abby Sportsmen’s Club

Forward Bank donates to  Abby Sportsmen’s Club Forward Bank donates to  Abby Sportsmen’s Club

Local charities are a key component in keeping communities strong. They fill unique and important niches in helping with the educational, spiritual, cultural, social and health aspects of our lives.

To provide a consistent donation stream for local charities on behalf of its customers, Forward Bank created the Charitable Money Market Account (CMMA). This month, over $160,000 was donated back to 278 worthwhile organizations participating in the program, bringing the grand total to over $1,000,000 since the program launched.

“2019 has been a year of milestones – we celebrated our 100 year anniversary, reached $500 million in assets and now we’ve reached over $1 million in donations through the Charitable Money Market Account program,” said Vicky Fischer, office manager at Forward Bank in Colby. “The donations from the CMMAs continue to grow each year because of the thoughtfulness of our customers and the relationships we’ve built in our communities.”

Forward presented the Abbotsford Sportsmen’s Club with a check for $372.69 on behalf of customers participating in the CMMA program. Alan Gurtner from the organization says they will use the funds to help support their youth hunter safety programs.

To open and maintain a CMMA, all the customer needs to do is open the account, designate a participating non-profit organization, school, or church, and keep a balance in their account throughout the year. At the end of the calendar year, the bank will make a donation on behalf of the customer to that organization based on the customer’s average balance. A CMMA can be opened at any Forward Bank location or online.

Forward Bank is a customerowned, independent community bank with offices in Colby, Greenwood, Marshfield, Medford, Park Falls, Phillips, Stanley, Thorp and Withee.