As a longstanding tradition, Centier Bank supported various United Way organizations throughout the state of Indiana with a $50,000 donation as a result of their annual contribution campaign.

Over 600,000 individuals throughout the state will benefit from the dollars donated by Centier Bank through its associates and corporate gifts. These funds will help serve over 100 local United Way programs.

“Our associates truly stepped up this year to support the United Way agencies throughout the state,” said Mike Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank. “As a community bank, we are only as strong as the communities we serve and this donation is a testament to the Servant Heart Culture that every Centier associate embodies throughout the year.”

The donation supports the United Way organizations in the 11 counties in which Centier serves, including Lake, Porter, La Porte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Allen, Tippecanoe, Boone, Marion and Hamilton counties.

“Centier Bank has been a longtime believer in the United Way’s mission and programs,” said Anthony Contrucci, Vice President of Community Relations and Business Development for Centier Bank. “We believe that, as a community bank, it is our duty to support organizations like the United Way through assisting in any way we can, whether it is through time, talent, or treasure.”

The United Way contribution highlighted a peak year of giving from Centier Bank and its associates, who totaled over 20,000 hours of volunteerism to over 1,000 organizations throughout the state.

“We truly appreciate organizations like Centier Bank who, through corporate and employee donations, work to better their communities,” said Kim Olesker, Executive Director for the United Way of Porter County, who accepted the donation on behalf of Indiana United Way Agencies along with Lisa Daugherty of the Lake Area United Way.

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About Centier Bank

Centier is the largest, private, family-owned bank in Indiana. Since 1895, Centier has stood firmly behind the “Not For Sale” commitment, pledging to associates, clients, and the communities served that it will continue to preserve independent hometown banking in Indiana. Centier has 61 retail locations, serving in 11 counties with over 900 associates.

Since 2007, Centier Bank has been among the top “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and received national attention by American Banker magazine as the Top Best Bank to Work For in Indiana and the top ten in the U.S.A. For more information on Centier products and services, visit