SFB Earns Excellence in Financial Education Awards
EAU CLAIRE - Several staff members at Security Financial Bank earned recognition recently for their outstanding financial education efforts with an award from the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation (WBF). The following members earned the Certificate of Participation Award for contributing their time and talent to the community:
- Bloomer - Barb Blum, Tony Hein, and Kurt Van Roy
- Durand - Angie Bryan
- Eau Claire - Cathy Couey, Amber Doverspike, Darian Prince, and Sheila Uhren
The Foundation awarded 29 banks and 13 individual bankers from around the state with Excellence in Financial Education awards on November 14 at a special breakfast during the WBA LEAD360 Conference to honor their commitment to growing financial education in their communities. In addition, 98 bankers received certificates recognizing their contributions of time and talent given to the community through at least five financial education presentations.
From June 2017 through May 2018, nearly 500 bankers from across the state reported over 1,600 personal finance presentations which reached nearly 39,500 consumers of all ages. In the month of April alone, in conjunction with Teach Children to Save Day, bankers from over 30 institutions reported nearly 300 presentations that reached nearly 9,000 students.
"Consumer education is an important part of banking, no matter what the banker's role is at their institution," said WBF Board Chair Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. "We commend these bankers for their dedication and commitment to improving financial education not only for the benefit of individual consumers but also the community as a whole."