Employees Raise More than
$17,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities
November 20, 2013 -- Green Bay, WI
As part of an annual bank-wide community service commitment
Baylake Bank staff together with the support of Baylake
customers, friends, and the local business community, raised
$17,153 for Ronald McDonald House Charities (Eastern Wisconsin).
Results were announced at a recent all-staff meeting after
several months of collective efforts.
“Our bank and our employees are supportive of many worthwhile
organizations that benefit local human service needs, education,
economic support, and other quality of life enrichment needs
within the communities we serve. The Ronald McDonald House is
one more example of a worthwhile cause that has a significant
positive impact for families in Northeast Wisconsin. It was a
true pleasure to be able to present the check to Ann Petrie on
behalf of the many people who supported our fundraising
projects,” said Sally Bjork, Baylake’s Community Service
Chairperson for 2013.
The Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for
families of seriously ill or injured children. Since opening its
doors in 1984, more than 34,000 families have called the Ronald
McDonald House in Milwaukee, home. At little to no cost, this
home offers families the opportunity to stay together which
helps their child heal faster. No one is ever turned away due to
their inability to pay.
“I was overwhelmed by the support Baylake Bank gave to the
Ronald McDonald House. I had no idea the amount of financial
contribution that was going to be made and was overwhelmed that
this great group of employees rallied together to raise over
$17,000. I also brought back a carload of Ronald McDonald House
“wish list” items for our families to use and enjoy, including
breakfast and snack items, stuffed animals and toys, paper
products and more, said Ann Petrie, President/CEO Ronald
McDonald House Charities.
“Rob Cera (President and CEO of Baylake Bank) is a special
friend to the Ronald McDonald House with his past board
involvement and thanks to his encouragement and the employees of
Baylake Bank selecting the RMH as its charity this year, I am
touched that we now have many more special friends that support
our mission. Your donations will allow us to provide a “home
away from home” to over 1000 families who stay with us each
year, many of whom live in Northeast Wisconsin. We are very
appreciative for everything,” she added.
Baylake Bank serves Northeast Wisconsin from 20 community
financial centers offering full-service personal and business