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Centier Bank Supports the Arts in Greater Lafayette with $2,500 Donation to Tippecanoe Arts Federation

April 5, 2018

Centier Bank Supports Tippecanoe Arts FederationLAFAYETTE– Every year, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) welcomes thousands each summer to its TAP for TAF Craft Brew Fest and the TASTE of Tippecanoe. Centier Bank is a proud supporter of these events, and has donated $2,500 to support the organization’s efforts in providing entertainment and culture to the Greater Lafayette community. 

The donation will be directed towards the implementation of arts programs and services throughout the 14 counties that the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves. The target areas for programming includes at-risk and underserved individuals and communities with the primary goal of providing equitable access to quality arts and culture. 

“Tetia and her team do so much to support the arts here in Tippecanoe County and the surrounding area,” explained Joe Howarth, Lafayette Market President for Centier Bank. “By sponsoring these events, Centier Bank is able to connect with artists of all mediums and help provide an outlet for their creativity.” 

This type of support is key for an organization like the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. Through support via donations like this, the nonprofit is able to service a population of 525,000 throughout Tippecanoe, Benton, Carrol, Cass, Clinton, Foundation, Howard, Jasper, Newton, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tipton, Warren, and White Counties. TAF provides grants, classes, and opportunities to experience the vitality of the arts in the region. 

Executive Director of TAF, Tetia Lee states, “The philanthropic support from Centier Bank is a vitally important component of what enables us to fulfill our mission of growing the arts. The TASTE of Tippecanoe is the single largest fundraising event for the arts in the state of Indiana. Over its nearly 40 year history, the event has raised over $2 million dollars; if not for strong community partners like Centier Bank, this would not be possible.” 

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region-wide.

The 7th annual TAP for TAF Craft Brew Fest is taking place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 2-6pm. Tickets can be found at The TASTE of Tippecanoe takes place on June 16, 2018 from 4pm – 12am.  

For more information on the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, visit For more information on Centier Bank, visit

Photo Caption: Cathryn English (Office Manager, Tippecanoe Arts Foundation), Tetia Lee (Executive Director, Tippecanoe Arts Foundation), Joseph Howarth (Lafayette Market President, Centier Bank)

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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