Cornhusker Bank – Committed to Success of the Community through Giving, Support, and Development
Cornhusker Bank (cornhuskerbank.com) associates demonstrate commitment to improving the well-being of the community they serve every day through their actions both on and off the job. Not only do they donate generously to non-profit organizations, they also give generously of their time. At all levels of the company, associates are encouraged to volunteer their time and expertise to our community and lend a helping hand. Cornhusker Bank does this by organizing volunteer opportunities and events and incorporating the Bank’s core values, including “Care Deeply” and “Do Life Together” and mission, “We exist to serve by providing solutions for lifelong success.” Bank associates serve as directors and committee members for organizations throughout the community.
Cornhusker Bank produces two signature community events each year. The first is One Day Without Shoes, an event the Bank planned for its eighth consecutive year in 2019 for the benefit of the People’s City Mission. With approximately 160 business partners participating in shoe collections throughout the city, this year’s annual April event saw the total number of pairs of shoes collected in its history surpass 150,000. The second event is a free youth fair for kids. This event is planned and staffed by bank associates each August with the ultimate goal of exposing youth to a financial institution as a positive experience. The event features carnival type games, face painting, balloon artists, and the opportunity to learn more about saving and spending wisely.
Employee participation in the community is not the only way the Bank exhibits it commitment to community. The Bank has two community rooms in Lincoln, one at the Bank Center at 84th and O Street, and one at the Apple’s Way location at 6100 Apple’s Way which the Bank offers for use to non-profit organizations and business customers for meetings and programs at no charge. Last year, the Bank Center community room hosted 140 groups and Apple’s Way was utilized by 58 groups.
The Bank also donates to and/or sponsors hundreds of community organizations and events every year, helping fund everything from post prom parties to health-oriented events; church and school fundraisers to seniors programs; veterans programs to youth organizations; recycling organizations to environmental causes; and much, much more.
Cornhusker Bank also supports the economic vitality and development of the community, through our lending and depository products, with a focus on helping individuals and businesses plan their financial roadmaps. The Bank also helps develop the leaders of our community through its support of education. In the last year, the Bank funded the Alice M. Dittman Chair of Banking and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.