Forward Donates $55,000 to Local Charities During Guide Our Giving Campaign

Left to Right: Lindsey Safford, Chrissy Walczak, John Kaprelian, Megan Genteman, Rob Mort, Sandy Klatt, Bill Sennholz, Tricia Fancher, Sheri Dick, Carissa Miller, Chris Damerell, Jennifer Sobotta.

MARSHFIELD, WI (Submitted to OnFocus) – Non-profits are the cornerstones of our communities and rely on donations to further their missions. Forward Bank — including Forward Insurance and Forward Investment Services — gave away $55,000 to help them out! Forward employees nominated non-profits and charities in our communities that they felt needed additional support. Using our social media channels and printed materials, we encouraged our communities to vote and help guide our selection of one charity per community to receive $5,000.

The top vote recipient in each market received a check for $5,000:

  • Athens – Youth Education Supports (YES)
  • Colby – Abbotsford Sportsman’s Club
  • Greenwood – Learn a Lot Preschool
  • Marshfield – Hannah Center
  • Marshfield – Soup or Socks
  • Medford – Hope Hospice of Medford
  • Park Falls – Chequamegon School District
  • Phillips – AM Vets Ladies Aux Post #50
  • Stanley – Stanley Community Association
  • Thorp – Thorp Area Senior Citizen Center
  • Withee – Owen-Withee Booster Club

“These funds will assist us in paying our utilities for over 10 months! With up to 5 women and sometimes more than 10 children in our home at one time our utility bills are a large expense for us,” said Tricia Fancher, Program Coordinator at the Hannah Center. “Having these paid for almost one year will impact the services and programming that we are offering to each woman and child, freeing us to purchase more material for our LifeSkills classes and group life coaching.”

Forward Bank is a customer-owned, independent community bank who operates to benefit its depositors while offering   no fee deposit options, lower lending fees and rates. The Bank continues to be community-orientated by proudly supporting local clubs, businesses, sports, organizations, and schools.

Forward Bank currently has offices in Athens, Colby, Greenwood, Marshfield, Medford, Park Falls, Phillips, Stanley, Thorp, and Withee. For more information, please visit

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