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Centier Bank and Associates Contribute $35,122 to United Way Agencies throughout Indiana

March 8, 2018

United Way Indiana Donation from Centier BankMerrillville – Each year, Centier Bank and its associates lend their time, talents, and treasures to support hundreds of organizations throughout the State of Indiana. Through their most recent annual associate-led drive, Centier Bank presented the United Way agencies in the state a $35,122 donation that included a gift from the bank.

The dollars donated by Centier associates and its corporate gift will fuel more than 100 local United Way programs that will serve more than 600,000 individuals across the state of Indiana.

“I am proud to be surrounded by so many associates who know the true meaning of giving back in their community,” said Mike Schrage, Centier Bank President and CEO. “We are community bankers who know the value that comes with supporting great organizations like the United Way.”

The programs that will benefit from the funds include providing basic need services (such as food, emergency shelter, or utility assistance), safe shelter for homeless individuals, and increased quality childcare options for those in need.

"The support that our United Ways receive from our community partners, such as Centier, is truly the driving force for change in our communities," said Lisa Daugherty, Executive Director for the Lake Area United Way. "We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the support from the Centier associates and their leadership team, and look forward to the great things to come for the people we serve from this wonderful partnership."

As Centier Bank continues to grow throughout the state, so does its philanthropic footprint. Working with agencies like the United Way allows the bank to see how its community-focused approach continues to make an impact in new ways. 

“The United Way believes that thriving communities begin with thriving families. That is why Centier is proud of our partnership with the UW across the state," explained Anthony Contrucci, Vice President of Community Relations. "I believe the Centier family can create real impact and make a difference together!”

For more information on Indiana’s United Way agencies, visit For more information on Centier Bank, visit

Photo Caption: Anthony Contrucci (Vice President of Community Relations, Centier Bank), Lisa Daugherty (Executive Director, Lake Area United Way), Mike Schrage (President and CEO, Centier Bank), Kim Olesker (Executive Director, United Way of Porter County), Brandi Adams (Senior Relationship Manager, Lake Area United Way).

About Centier Bank
Since 2007, Centier Bank has been among the top “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and received national attention by American Banker magazine as one of the Top Best Banks to Work For in the U.S.A.

Centier is the largest, private, family-owned bank in Indiana and remains committed to being owned and operated by the Schrage family in the future.  The bank has retail banking locations in Allen, Boone, Elkhart, Hamilton, Lake, La Porte, Marion, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph, and Tippecanoe Counties in Indiana.  For more information on Centier products and services, visit

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