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American Red Cross Receives Community Donation

February 8, 2017

Darrell Jaggers, Senior Partner at Centier Bank, presented the American Red Cross with a $5,000 donation for its Service to Special Forces program this afternoon, proceeds from a seven-week long promotion introducing Centier Bank’s Veterans Checking account.  The account, which debuted on Veteran’s Day, was designed for the benefit of active military personnel and military veterans.  The Centier Veterans Checking account was named in honor of those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation.

Jaggers, a 30-year Army Veteran, stated that the new checking product was designed in appreciation for military service members with banking amenities and options that are considerate of a military lifestyle.  As part of its community promise, Centier partnered with the American Red Cross to make a $50 donation for every new client Veteran’s Checking account opened through December 31, 2016.

The Veterans Checking account is now a standard option among Centier’s checking products and features available worldwide access with mobile and online banking, and access to over 53,000 Fee Free ATMs in the Allpoint® network.  The account features a premier interest rate, requires a minimum $25 deposit to open, no monthly service charge (when adding direct deposit, e-statements, or $100 minimum balance; otherwise a $2 monthly fee), reduced overdraft fees, free phone transfer requests, and a 25% Safe Deposit box rental discount.

“Thanks to the generosity of funds that Centier Bank donates through its new Veterans Checking program, the Red Cross will continue to provide 24/7 global emergency communication services, along with military and veteran health care facilities across the country and around the world. As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need and improving their lives, which are common values between both Centier Bank and the American Red Cross,” said Duchess Adjei, Regional Communication Director for the American Red Cross.

About Centier Bank

Founded in 1895 in Whiting, Indiana, Centier Bank is the largest privately-owned independent bank in Indiana and remains committed to being owned and operated by the Schrage family for generations to come.  The Bank has been named “Best Bank for Business” for the past 14 years by the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly publication and was listed on the Indiana Chamber’s “Best Places to Work” list for the past 10 years.


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