Paducah Bank is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Community Giving Program. Each year, the bank provides funds to a variety of charitable organizations in the community. Groups are asked to submit an application for funds so that the bank can review the needs of local projects and organizations. “It is always our goal to support and promote these groups that do so much for our community,” said Susan Guess, senior vice president of marketing at Paducah Bank. “We encourage everyone to please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.”
“Through the years, Paducah Bank has substantially supported the many vital and valued projects undertaken by both charitable groups and civic institutions in our community,” said Mardie Herndon, president of Paducah Bank. “Our bank has a long history of community involvement, both from a contributory standpoint as well as a dedication to hands-on volunteer efforts.”
“Our name says it all,” Guess added. “We have been Paducah Bank since our inception and are this community’s only remaining locally owned bank. We not only provide a safe, reliable place to do business, but we are the bank of and for the people of Paducah. We believe that we can be more than a bank. We can be a partner with our friends and neighbors who devote limitless time and effort to benefit our community. And we will always want to be a part of that.”
To provide a complete and thorough review of each charitable request, the bank asks each organization who wishes to solicit funding from Paducah Bank to provide details about their respective program or project. The bank reviews these applications and generally makes decisions in January of each year; however, special requests are also evaluated throughout the year. “This allows us to be more thoughtful about our giving approach and to more widely spread our dollars throughout the community,” Guess added. “Anyone who wishes to request funding should complete our donation form. The form is available on our website under the “Get Wowed” link https://www.paducahbank.com/get-wowed/community-involvement/. Applications may be printed and completed or can be submitted electronically. We also have brochures at each location that explain our giving philosophy and who is eligible to receive funds.”
Questions can be sent to Susan Guess at SGuess@paducahbank.com.