1st Source Bank announced two $15,000 not-for-profit winners selected in the Bank’s "150 Years, $150,000 Cheers" promotion. Selected to receive a $15,000 prize was Porter County Career and Tech Center, Automotive Classes, in Valparaiso, offering high school technical training.
To honor its 150th anniversary, 1st Source Bank invited the regional community for its help in giving away money to charitable organizations. One hundred and fifty $1,000 donations were awarded in celebration of its 150 years of service to Indiana and Michigan individuals and businesses. Over a six week period, 1st Source received over 13,500 nominations for over 1,500 charitable organizations from individuals in the community. $1,000 winners were announced weekly and ranged from volunteer fire departments and libraries to food pantries, veterans’ associations, parks and social service organizations.
“We’re honored with the engagement individuals in our communities had with 1st Source," said Christopher J. Murphy III, 1st Source Chairman and CEO. "We believe in being of service to others, and from the passionate responses for charities we received, so do many, many others across the region. We received over 13,500 nominations for 1,500 not-for-profits – just think how important each of them is to the fabric of our lives. We’re so proud to be able to touch these organizations across Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan and we couldn’t be more thankful that people responded to our call for nominations.”