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Community Partnership

Associate Volunteer Honor Roll

Old National associates are the driving force behind our commitment to community. They're the true champions, the people you see mentoring children, building Habitat homes, teaching financial education classes, protecting our environment and so much more. 

2014 Old National Volunteer of the Year

Ken Ritchie, Bloomington, Ind.

Old National Volunteer of the Year is committed to community

Curiosity is what drew Ken Ritchie to the New Hope Family Shelter in his hometown of Bloomington, Ind. back in 2011. His passion for helping those in need is what led him to become one of the organization’s most dedicated and tireless volunteers.

“I was on my way to work when I saw some people doing rehab on an old house,” Ritchie recalls. “I wanted to see what it was all about.”

A relationship manager for Old National and the company’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year, Ritchie discovered a group of people who were dedicated to ending homelessness in Bloomington. “I knew right away that New Hope family Shelter would be a good fit for me, and that I could help make a difference,” he said.

Ritchie has been a board member for New Hope since the doors opened in 2011. In just over three years, the organization has assisted 62 families, providing a total of 12,000 nights of shelter.

Ritchie is also a 14-year member of the Monroe County Board of Aviation Commissioners, and a volunteer with the “Real Men Read” program at Rogers School in Bloomington. All totaled, he donated more than 400 volunteer hours in 2014.

Emily Pike, director of Children’s Programming for New Hope, said, “Without Ken Ritchie, the work we do would not be possible. He does the steady, difficult and exhaustingly intricate labor behind the scenes that nobody recognizes and everybody relies upon.”

Old National President and CEO Bob Jones said Ritchie epitomizes Old National’s commitment to strengthening lives and impacting communities. “His community, today, is a far better place because he is there,” Jones said.

Ritchie said he is incredibly honored to have been named Old National Volunteer of the Year, and grateful to represent a company that empowers and encourages him to roll up his sleeves. “The key to being a good community bank is giving back,” he said. “It’s not just about making loans or opening deposit accounts; it’s also about being a part of the community.”


2014 Associate Volunteer Honor Roll

Click on the links below to see a list of our associate volunteers by region.

Central Michigan

Evansville, Ind.

Fort Wayne, Ind

Indianapolis, Ind.

Jasper, Ind.

Louisville, Ky.


North Central Indiana

Northeastern Indiana

Northwest Indiana

Southern Illinois

Vincennes, Ind.

Western Kentucky

Western Michigan