Banking Specialist Debbie Greenwell served over 250 volunteer hours in 2017.
For Debbie Greenwell, what started 10 years ago with encouragement from a co-worker to join him at a financial literacy workshop has blossomed into a deep commitment and passion for volunteerism.
Debbie, banking specialist in Old National's Western Kentucky region, has been with Old National since 1994 and personifies our company's commitment to impacting lives and strengthening communities. Debbie served over 250 volunteer hours in 2017 and is a true champion for financial literacy. She assists community members as a certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparer and leads the VITA site in Morganfield, Kentucky. She also leads Real Life Finance, Bank on Henderson, SAFE and Money Safety for Seniors programs at multiple community locations including the Father Bradley Shelter for Women and Children. Debbie also serves on the board of directors of the Volunteer & Information Center in Henderson, Kentucky.
“I had the privilege of working with Debbie in Henderson for about six years. After bugging her enough times, she agreed to join me at a workshop. Since then, Debbie has really ventured out and is a tremendous resource for her community," said Ben Joergens, Financial Empowerment Director. “She's now one of our shining stars in delivering financial education. Seeing Debbie's transformation really warms my heart. She has helped hundreds of people build a better financial life for themselves."
“When Debbie is given the opportunity to volunteer in different capacities, whether it's related to work at Old National or in the community, Debbie jumps in head first and never looks back. Her volunteer contributions to many programs over the last several years have been tremendous! She is a great asset to our bank and our community," said Tony Krampe, Market President.
Keith Sanders, Executive Director of the Green River Asset Building Coalition, shared, "Debbie's exemplary record of volunteer service is under-girded by a belief in the dignity and worth of every person. She believes that with encouragement, most working low-to-moderate income families can become financially self-sufficient and enjoy more fulfilling and productive lives."
The Wayne Henning Volunteer of the Year award was named in honor of Wayne Henning who is affectionately known as “Mr. Old National.” This award is given annually to the associate exemplifying the meaning of community care and involvement. The recipient receives $1,000 to donate to the charity of his or her choice.
“I would have never guessed in a million years that I would receive this award. I was so surprised and honored," said Debbie. “Ben got me started volunteering, and my supervisors and co-workers have been so encouraging and supportive. Now I love volunteering so much, that I can't say no."
Congratulations, Debbie, and thank you for your commitment to our community!