By Nicholas Siegel
Earlier today, members of German American Bank presented a $20,000 check to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana at the bank’s Jeffersonville branch office. The funds will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Lilly Endowment, making a total contribution of $40,000.
The check was presented by German American Bank Chairman and CEO Mark Schroeder and president Clay Ewing — among other members of the team — to members of the Community Foundation.
Community Foundation President Linda Speed expressed her appreciation: “We as a community foundation really appreciate it when our local businesses invest in the community through us and use us as a vehicle to help raise the standard of living for all our residents—it’s one of the things we do with our grants—so this is a great investment for the bank, and it’s a wonderful partnership for us to be able to help in this way.”
The money will be invested in the community endowment fund to provide resources to local nonprofit organizations.