Community Giving

CMMA Charities CMMA logo_heart with hands_volunteer-donate

Local charities are a key component in keeping our communities strong. They fill unique and important niches in helping us all with the educational, spiritual, cultural, social and health aspects of our lives. To provide a consistent donation stream for our local charities on behalf of our customers, we’ve created the Charitable Money Market Account (CMMA). Over the last 7 years, we’ve given over $300,000 to over 100 worthwhile organizations!

 

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Scholarship Program

Forward Financial Bank believes in supporting the dreams of higher education for graduates of our local schools. A Forward Financial Bank ($500) Scholarship will be awarded to one individual in each community that Forward Financial Bank has a branch location, for a total of 8 scholarships.   As a customer-owned, independent community bank, we are committed to moving our businesses, community non-profits, friends and neighbors forward. We serve the communities of Colby, Greenwood, Marshfield, Medford, Stanley, Thorp and Withee.

Criteria for the Forward Financial Bank Scholarship. The Applicant Must:

  • Be a graduating student at a high school, or in an approved home-school setting.
  • Be scheduled to be enrolled as an undergraduate student on a full-time basis at an accredited school, college or university in Wisconsin during the next succeeding term. On-line schools are excluded.
  • Must complete one full semester and show proof of registration for the second semester prior to payment being made (recipients will be provided with a payment request form).
  • Be a Wisconsin resident.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, in a 4.0 scale (or equivalent, if on a different scale).
  • Complete the scholarship application packet.

*This is a non-renewable scholarship.

The application, essay and letters of endorsement must be mailed as a complete packet to: Forward Financial Bank Scholarship Committee, PO Box 608, Marshfield, WI 54449 OR OR email: scholarships@forwardbank.com

 

DEADLINE: Applications and accompanying documents must be received or postmarked no later than March 17, 2017. Notification will only be sent to the recipients of the scholarship awards and their school counselors by April 17, 2017. Applications for 2017 NOW CLOSED.

 

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Cooperative ProgramsWithee Field Goal Kick 2016-17_winner_Forward Bank

  Forward Financial Bank is excited to partner with local school athletic programs in order to find new ways to encourage attendance at sporting events and give back to the communities.

 

$5K FIELD GOAL KICK: Each fall, a $5,000 Field Goal Kick is held at several participating local high schools. Each fan in attendance is entered into a random drawing for the kick. If selected, the person has one chance to kick a 25 yard field goal (set up the 15 yard line). If the  kick is successful, they win $2,500 for themselves and $2,500 for the school! If the kick is not made, a check of $250 will be made to the hosting school to support their athletic department.

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$5K HALF COURT SHOT: In the winter, Forward Financial Bank walks off the field and into the gyms of several local high schools to set up for the $5,000 Half Court Shot. Each fan in attendance is entered into a random drawing for the shot. If selected, the person has two chances to shoot a basket from half court. If the shot is successful, they win $2,500 for themselves and $2,500 for the school! If the shot is not made, a check of $250 will be made to the hosting school to support their athletic department.

View Basketball Teaser 2016-17 Video »

 

$5K ON ICE: New in 2017, Forward Financial Bank took the $5,000 shot to the ice in Marshfield and Medford!  Each fan in attendance is entered into a random drawing for the shot. If selected, the person has two chances to make a shot-on-goal through the Forward target from the center line. If the shot is successful, they win $2,500 for themselves and $2,500 for the school! If the shot is not made, a check of $250 will be made to the hosting school to support their athletic department.    

Student athletes are adding to their educational experience and will bring so many skills to their communities and future employers. We will continue to find new ways to bring fans to the stands to cheer them on! 

 


Make a Donation Request

We’re always looking for opportunities to move our communities forward! If you are involved with a non-profit that is hosting an event, looking for sponsorship, or needing support; requesting a donation is simple. Just provide details using the link below, and our team will review your request.

 

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