Old National Bank donates $170,000 to Minnesota nonprofits in Choose Your Charity giveaway

Posted: Dec 23, 2020

Minnesota – For four weeks, Old National Bank put the power in the community’s hands as they voted for their favorite Minnesota-based nonprofit organization through its Choose Your Charity campaign.

Over the course of those four weeks (Nov. 19-Dec. 17), the bank’s online voting platform received over 250,000 votes. Winning organizations had to be registered with 501(c)(3) legal tax exemption status within the bank’s Minnesota footprint.

The top vote-getter for each of the bank’s 31 Minnesota locations won $5,000, and the top vote-getter overall, which was Givers of Dreams, received an extra $10,000. Old National also had a surprise bonus prize on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1) and awarded the top vote-getter for that day a $5,000 prize, which went to Givers of Dreams.

“It’s such an amazing feeling to know Givers of Dreams won the grand prize! With the funding, we will be able to start our programs early 2021,” said Ming Lee, President of Givers of Dreams. “We are currently finalizing our teaching program where we provide an opportunity for teachers here in the U.S. to teach online classes to our students in Laos. We want to thank Old National Bank for giving back to local nonprofits in the Twin Cities and to our supporters who voted for us daily. Thank you!”

In total, Old National donated $170,000 to 31 Minnesota nonprofits as chosen by the community. 

“Choose Your Charity exceeded our expectations,” said Jim Collins, Minnesota Market President for Old National. “We hoped the community would be engaged and they really were throughout the entire four weeks. We saw friendly competition, and a lot of creative outreach from numerous nonprofits. We’re grateful to all the Minnesota nonprofits who participated in our campaign and for their dedicated work to many worthy causes.”

The winners by location are listed below:

Old National Banking Center

Nonprofit Winner

Prize

Apple Valley

Icettes Booster Club

$5,000

Arden Hills

North Heights Lutheran Church

$5,000

Big Lake

Fur-Ever Home Rescue

$5,000

Blaine

MN Fundraising Initiative

$5,000

Brooklyn Center

Can Do Canines

$5,000

Buffalo

Bison Backcourt Club

$5,000

Burnsville

VEAP

$5,000

Chanhassen

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres

$5,000

Chaska

World Learner School of Chaska

$5,000

Cologne

Cologne Academy

$5,000

Eagan

Houses for Haiti

$5,000

Eden Prairie

Minnesota Ballet Theatre

$5,000

Farmington

Saveafox Corporation

$5,000

Madison

Gemini Rottweiler and Pitbull Rescue

$5,000

Mankato

Vine Faith Action

$5,000

Maple Grove

Bunce Backyard Productions

$5,000

Montevideo

Clarkfield Area Charter School

$5,000

North St. Paul

Givers of Dreams

$20,000*

Norwood Young America

2B Continued

$5,000

Plymouth

Pause 4 Paws

$5,000

Prior Lake

Spots Last Stop

$5,000

Savage

Tay Phuong Monastery

$5,000

Shakopee

Allyhoo

$5,000

St. Paul – Snelling

Journey Schools

$5,000

St. Bonifacius

St Bonifacius Fire Auxiliary

$5,000

St. Paul Park

Animal Ark

$5,000

Victoria

Lions Foundation of Victoria

$5,000

Waconia

Waconia Girls Blue Line Club

$5,000

Wayzata

Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club

$5,000

West St. Paul

St. Croix Lutheran High School Association

$5,000

Woodbury

CAST

$5,000


*Givers of Dreams won $5,000 as the top vote-getter for North St. Paul; $5,000 for Giving Tuesday; and $10,000 as the overall top vote-getter, for a total of $20,000.

ABOUT OLD NATIONAL

Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB), the holding company of Old National Bank, is the largest bank holding company headquartered in Indiana. With $22.5 billion in assets, it ranks among the top 100 banking companies in the U.S. and has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for nine consecutive years. Since its founding in Evansville in 1834, Old National Bank has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships and keeping our clients at the center of all we do. This is an approach to business that we call The ONB Way. Today, Old National’s footprint includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, Old National offers comprehensive wealth management, investment and capital market services. For more information and financial data, please visit Investor Relations at oldnational.com.