New Market Bank 2019 Community Support Totals Nearly $20,000






New Market Bank 2019 Community Support Totals Nearly $20,000


ELKO NEW MARKET, Minn., Feb. 18, 2020 – Local, family-owned New Market Bank with principal offices in Lakeville, Minn., announced today that it contributed $19,855 to nonprofit organizations, schools and public safety programs during 2019. The total includes bank donations, donations by employees and customers, which the bank matched, and sponsorships of fundraising galas, golf tournaments and other special events. Over and above its financial contributions, New Market Bank also provided a variety of items for silent auctions throughout the year.


“The heart of community banking is the community,” said Anita Drentlaw, CPA, president of New Market Bank. “We pride ourselves on supporting nonprofits in the south metro, many of which fly under the radar of corporate giving programs, because it improves the quality of life for the people we serve and the communities in which we live and work.”


Each month, New Market Bank chooses a nonprofit to support through its Giving Back to the Community program. Donations made by employees and customers at any branch location through that month are matched dollar-for-dollar by the bank, up to a specified limit. In 2019, the nonprofits supported through the program included:

  • Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs)
  • FISH Network
  • Prior Lake Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
  • The Prior Lake-Savage Optimists Foundation
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace-South Metro
  • Hope Kids
  • ThinkGREAT Foundation
  • Toy Corner
  • Let’s Go Fishing Scott County
  • Darby’s Dancers
  • Free Bikes 4 Kidz
  • Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

The monthly nonprofits are chosen based on recommendations from employees and customers, with an internal committee making the final selections.


The bank also frequently supports fundraising events as a sponsor. In 2019, these sponsorships benefitted organizations such as: the BestPrep, the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation, St. Michael’s Catholic School in Prior Lake and the Elko New Market Fire Relief Association. According to the bank’s community giving policy, it focuses its support to have greater impact in selected causes. Specifically, the bank supports established 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) nonprofits. The nonprofits must benefit the communities where New Market Bank operates: Elko New Market, Lakeville or Prior Lake and neighboring communities. For more information and to submit a request for support, visit:


About New Market Bank
Founded in 1905 as the First State Bank of New Market, New Market Bank is an independent, fourth-generation, family-owned bank serving the southern Twin Cities area with offices in Lakeville, Prior Lake and Elko New Market. For over 100 years, New Market Bank has built trusted relationships with its customers by providing banking as easy and sincere as a handshake. New Market Bank is an Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC. For more information, visit www.NewMarket.Bank.


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