1st Source Bank Announces $300,000 in contributions to Krasl Art Center
St. Joseph, MI – 1st Source Bank announces $300,000 in overall contributions to Krasl Art Center for its Sculpting Community Capital Campaign to redesign the museum’s outdoor landscape and create a unique space to view and interact with art.
1st Source Bank has provided an initial $100,000 contribution to Krasl and will make an additional $50,000 matching contribution in each of the next three years, matching contributions and pledges of up to $10,000 per donor. 1st Source introduced the matching campaign to encourage new donors and to increase the breadth of support across the community for this very important community asset.
“One of 1st Source Bank’s core values is being in leadership of the communities we serve,” said Scott Geik, head of 1st Source Business Banking in the St. Joseph area. “We are pleased to use our financial and human resources to strengthen our community and help make better places to live, work and raise a family. As the arts play an important role in enhancing the community, we are pleased to partner with Krasl on this project.”
“We have appreciated our growing relationship with 1st Source Bank these past few years and are truly honored to partner on the Sculpting Community Project,” said Julia Gourley, Executive Director of the Krasl Art Center. “1st Source Bank sees the value the project has for the community and has helped pave the way with fundraising. The bank has really stepped up to inspire others to give to secure the matching grants."
Additionally, at Krasl’s recent EnVision Party, 1st Source announced another $50,000 contribution in honor of local resident Steve Wessell, who retired in September after 21 years as head of the 1st Source Personal Asset Management Group. A strong supporter of the arts, Wessell has been instrumental in working with Krasl on the Sculpting Community Capital Campaign.
Those interested in contributing funds for the 1st Source matching grant program should contact the Krasl Art Center at 269.983.0271.
1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has assets of $5.4 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. The Corporation includes 81 banking centers, 22 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group locations nationwide, eight Trust and Wealth Management locations and ten 1st Source Insurance offices. For more than 150 years, 1st Source has been committed to the success of the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.1stsource.com.
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