LAKE GENEVA, Wis., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fundraising efforts in the Lake Geneva and Delavan areas, combined with a grant installment payment, led to BMO Harris Bank's donation today of over $8,700 to the United Way of Walworth County in Wisconsin.
The $8,700 donation includes:
- A $5,000 installment payment, which is part of an overall $10,000 donation from BMO Harris Bank to be used toward start-up costs for the United Way of Walworth County.
- $3,700 resulting from bake sales and silent auctions held by the Lake Geneva and Delavan branches.
In addition, the M&I Foundation donated $5,000 to United Way of Walworth County in 2010.
"As an organization focused on improving the quality of life in Walworth County, we wanted to provide this jump-start to the local efforts of United Way," said Mary Willmer, Community President, BMO Harris Bank. "Our team was inspired by the knowledge of where the funds were going -- we knew they were supporting an organization that will make a huge difference in our community for years to come."
The United Way of Walworth County, which serves over 40 agencies in the region, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Salvation Army, is a new organization -- the result of a combination of two all-volunteer United Way groups in the county. A majority of the donation will go toward start-up costs for the United Way of Walworth County.
"United Way of Walworth County is proud to partner with BMO Harris Bank in our efforts to improve the lives of our friends and neighbors in Walworth County," said Chris Stebnitz, Chairman of the United Way of Walworth County Board. "They have been a great supporter for many years through employee campaigns, special events like their annual bake sale and volunteering for various United Way of Walworth County events. We look forward to many more years of a great partnership."
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