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Centier Bank Donates $5,000 to St. Jude House's Annual Fundraiser

October 9, 2020

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Centier Bank recently made a community donation in the amount of $5,000 to St. Jude House in Crown Point. The donation contributed to the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, Stand Up for St. Jude House Comedy Night, which took place virtually last April.

“St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center is a valued organization that does so much to help families across our communities,” explained Anthony Contrucci, Vice President of Community Relations at Centier Bank. “St. Jude’s Stand Up fundraiser is a vital annual event that brings in necessary dollars for the organization to fulfill its mission and provide services to those in need.”

Bob Lueder, Hospitality Manager at Centier Bank, said many area organizations, including St. Jude House, have faced many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re so impressed by our friends at St. Jude House and their creative efforts to host their annual fundraiser virtually,” Lueder said. “Centier Bank is proud to serve as a partner to St. Jude House, and we are glad that we could help make their annual fundraiser a success.”

Buffy Adams, Director of Development at St. Jude House, said the pandemic has certainly posed new challenges for many nonprofits, and a portion of the contribution from Centier Bank was used to offset additional costs caused by pandemic restrictions impacting the way St. Jude House provided services.

“There are those special Community Partners who touch our mission on so many levels, and Centier Bank is certainly one of them,” she explained. “Of course, our two organizations are forever connected by our hearts.”

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