Testimonials of SNBT Support in the Community

January 24, 2022

The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) has a long history of aiding the needs of local non-profits, whether it be teaching financial lessons, volunteering countless hours, or making monetary donations. 

“SNBT truly believes in not only developing lifelong banking relationships, but also in doing as much good as we can in the communities we serve, especially in these trying times.” said Daniel J. Peterson, SNBT President and CEO. 

That’s why each year, SNBT makes monetary donations to non-profits. This year, donations were made to organizations in Marinette, Oconto, and Brown Counties in Wisconsin and Menominee and Marquette Counties in Michigan. In total, $200,000 was given to help local non-profits fulfill their mission. Below are stories from 2021 recipients sharing how the donations from SNBT impacted their organization. Sharing their stories with friends, family, and community members can help encourage others to join in and consider supporting one of the many worthy causes in the community. 

Menominee County ISD is using their donation to continue the Imagaination Library in Menominee and Marinette Counties. The Imagination Library provides FREE books to children 0-5 enrolled in the program each month, regardless of family income. Research shows that having a personal library of 60-80 books before kindergarten sets a child up for success with early literacy rates and decreases the likelihood of substance use disorders later in life. Reading to a child from birth also promotes bonding and security between child and guardian. 

Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, IncRainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. used the contribution to purchase cameras for Marinette County law enforcement to collect forensic evidence in domestic violence cases. These cameras take RAW images, that can be processed through Secure Digital Forensic Imaging software. As a result, previously undetected evidence, such as bruising under the skin, can be used in the prosecution of perpetrators of violence. Pictured are Marinette County Legal Advocate, Joette Koronkiewicz, presenting a camera to Sergeant Ben Matzke. 

Marinette County Elderly Services will be using the donation to purchase a commercial dishwasher for their Crivitz Meal Site. In 2021, the agency provided nearly 50,000 meals to seniors throughout Marinette County. As the numbers of participants rises, so does the need for updated kitchen equipment. The commercial dishwasher will help them to continue providing services safely and efficiently. Below is a photo of dedicated kitchen staff preparing and packaging meals for delivery to home bound seniors.    

Altrusa House of Green BayAltrusa House of Green Bay serves the rural populations of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds going through medical crisis stay at Altrusa House to be close to the hospitals and be a part of a community. SNBT’s donation will go towards their Adopt-a-Day program which helps support the operations of the house and reduces the financial burden to families. This year the donation supported 15 nights of stay for guests. 

For more information on any of these groups and their missions in our community, contact the organization directly or contact us. To learn more about the projects that we support, visit our Community Support page.