Internal Bremer Bank Campaign Raises $35,372 for United Way
St. Paul, Minn. - February 4, 2009 - Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company jointly-owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, recently completed an internal challenge campaign with its employees; raising $35,372 for United Way offices in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The program, titled Swipe 5, challenged employees to use Bremer check cards at least five times each month between September and December 2008, donating 0.5 percent of each dollar transacted to United Way.
"This was a phenomenal effort by our employees to raise funds for United Way," said Stan Dardis, chief executive officer of Bremer Financial Corporation. "The campaign was designed to demonstrate how easy it is to use Bremer check cards and increased card usage was clearly motivated by Bremer’s commitment to make an donation to a nonprofit that will truly make an impact in our local community. We would like to thank our employees for their support of the campaign, helping us achieve our vision of building healthy communities through partnerships."
The program was conducted across all Bremer Bank regions and dollars raised in each location were given directly to local United Way offices. For additional information on Bremer check cards, visit your local Bremer Bank, call 1-800-908-BANK (2265) or visit Bremer.com.
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.6 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). This unique ownership structure is the only one of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to more than 100 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer bank communities. For more information, go to bremer.com.