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Bremer Bank donates $10,000 to St. Paul nonprofit


In celebration of its 80th anniversary, Bremer Bank today announced a donation of $10,000 to the YWCA St. Paul. The donation is one of eight total that Bremer is making to nonprofits that embody the bank’s three philanthropic pillars of economic empowerment, affordable housing and financial education across its footprint of Minnesota, western Wisconsin and North Dakota.

“Bremer was founded in St. Paul, and this city has been an important, longstanding part of our eight-decade story,” said Bremer Bank President and CEO Jeanne Crain. “YWCA St. Paul does critical work in this community, and we are honored for the opportunity to support YWCA’s work through this donation as we further Bremer’s 80-year legacy, established by our founder Otto Bremer, of cultivating thriving communities.”

German immigrant Otto Bremer founded Bremer Bank in St. Paul, Minnesota, guided by his belief that if banks helped businesses in both the good times and the bad, then communities could thrive. Eighty years later, Otto’s legacy of cultivating thriving communities lives on through Bremer’s customers and employees, who help grow our region’s food, build our region’s economies, and serve our region’s neighbors. Click here to watch a video about Bremer Bank’s deep commitment to the many communities it serves.

YWCA St. Paul is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Bremer’s donation will support YWCA St. Paul’s Employment & Economic Development and Housing programs.

“We are deeply grateful to Bremer Bank for its steadfast support. Bremer Bank is one of our longest-standing partners and we thank Bremer Bank for their commitment to our mission, programs and participants. Thank you, Bremer Bank, for the many ways you help us build community!” said Ashley Booker, CEO at YWCA St. Paul.

About Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held regional financial services company with $16 billion in assets, jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer and celebrating 80 years, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, and provides a comprehensive range of banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include small businesses, mid-sized corporations, agribusinesses, nonprofits, public and government entities, and individuals and families.