mBank donates $25,000 to UPAWS facility
mBank recently announced a donation of $25,000 to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter generated through its social giving back campaign. From Dec. 1 through Feb. 15, $100 was set aside for each new qualifying CD, checking, savings or money market account opened at an Upper Peninsula mBank branch. Additionally, mBank sponsored two adoption days at UPAWS on Dec. 20 and Feb. 14 where all adoption fees were covered by the bank, collected shelter supplies at each of its U.P. branches,and launched a social media campaign on Facebook where every new page “like” mBank received during the promotion equaled an additional $1 donation to UPAWS. The campaign also resulted in 45 animal adoptions, UPAWS officials said, and hundreds of donated items. In light of the success, UPAWS offered mBank naming recognition on a Canine Companion Real Life Room at the animal shelter. Real life rooms provide a homelike setting that help shelter staff assess how a dog reacts when left home alone, and also help animals feel more “at home” than in a cage. Pictured, from left, Jamie Van Buren, mBank marketing coordinator; Joe Havican, mBank VP commercial banking officer; Tia Rodda, mBank AVP district manager; Teresa Same, VP branch operations; Joan Mulder, UPAWS secretary; Lucy Dewitt, branch manager; Kori Tossava, UPAWS executive director/capital campaign manager; Boris Martysz, SVP commercial banking manager and Marquette County executive; and Bethany Cody, AVP marketing officer.