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Bremer Bank Hunger Campaign Donation Match Exceeded; All-Time Campaign Contributions Reach $1 Million Dollars

St. Paul, Minn. – July 3, 2013 - During the eighth annual Bremer Bank Hunger Campaign, the $2-for-$1 donation match up to $30,000, was met and exceeded. In total, approximately $103,350 was raised during the two-week campaign for Second Harvest Heartland, local Feeding America food banks and local food shelves. This total includes an additional $4,886 donated by Bremer as a result of a $1 donation per view of its hunger awareness video featuring senior performance group Alive & Kickin. The Bremer Hunger Campaign all-time donation totals have now surpassed $1 million dollars raised to end hunger.

During the campaign, Bremer employees raised money by sponsoring bake sales, as well as hosting cook-outs and food drives. They also donated their time and energy to stock local food shelves and prepare food packages in various communities.

“Hunger continues to be an important issue that Bremer employees and communities clearly connect with,” said Pat Donovan, president and chief executive officer of Bremer Financial Corporation. “It definitely impacts all of us and I’m so proud that in the eight years Bremer has run this hunger campaign, we have reached the $1 million mark in total donations. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s campaign and in our previous campaigns.”

Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $8.5 billion regional financial services company owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). 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 its locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer Bank communities. In 2012, more than $36 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated more than 100,000 volunteer hours to their communities. For more information, go to bremer.com.