First Business Bank

Community Impact

Giving back is part of our DNA.

Giving Back Means Doing Good For Our Communities

A better way to be a good corporate citizen. 

From our inception, community investment has remained important to our existence. Our local focus, our corporate policies, and our recruitment efforts continue to center on building up our communities for the betterment of all.

Volunteering

Through our total rewards package, each employee receives eight hours of volunteer time annually to give back to their communities in a meaningful way. Many others spend countless hours of their own free time helping to drive forward causes they care about deeply.

Serving on Boards

Many employees serve on nonprofit boards, offering leadership and financial stewardship to important institutions and getting back tenfold what they contribute.

Teaching & Mentoring

Our experts offer educational and networking opportunities to nonprofit organizations and the people whom they serve. 

Giving Charitably

Each of our bank locations maintain a charitable foundation that supports local causes with grants to nonprofit organizations.

A Few Of The Places Where We Give Back

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Our Community Contributions

$184,000

Given To Local Communities Through Our Foundation In 2020

7,723

Total Hours Donated Last Year

260

Nonprofits Supported on Average Every Year

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Investing in Meaningful Impact

Local Focus. Global Impact.

Over the past five years, First Business Bank and its charitable foundation supported community projects totaling over $2.5 million.

Our people are encouraged to support those organizations most important to them and make a meaningful impact in our local communities, both at our headquarters in Madison, Wis., and across the United States.

Making a Difference

"The United Way spirit has always lived in me as I continue to give back to my little community. I am currently a Trustee of a private foundation in my home town. I am most proud of the countless youth outreach programs – the programs for at-risk adolescents, community youth centers, free lunch programs, and the essentials of food, clothing, shelter – that we have supported over the years. These programs really make a difference in the community. They help guide and shape our youth, giving them hope, self-confidence, and direction."

Ed Sloane

CFO, First Business Financial Services Inc.

First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational

Where Competition Meets Generosity

Local business leaders play a competitive game of golf while raising money for their favorite charities. Over its lifespan, the First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational has raised more than $540,000 for nonprofits and we’re just getting started. The unique format involves a team entry fee that becomes a donation. Each golfing pair competes on behalf of a charity and the top five take home the winning donation money.

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Leading with the Annual United Way Campaign

Contribution. Camaraderie. Community.

Each year, our employees contribute to their local United Way campaign. In fact, Corey Chambas, President and CEO of the parent company of First Business Bank, recently served as chair of United Way of Dane County’s fundraising campaign.

From organizing teams that go out and volunteer on community projects to building and supporting critical, needs-based programs for at-risk adolescents, this work every year unifies us in a shared mission to contribute to our communities and connect with one another. 

A Few of the Achievements We’ve Earned

We gratefully accept the recognition that comes from our work in our communities. For us, it's more about the impact of our work that fuels our community support.

Outstanding Business 2020 National Philanthropy Day

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Madison

2018 Hand-Raiser Award

Awarded by United Way of Dane County

2018 Game-Changer Award

Awarded by United Way of Dane County

Our Employees Discuss Our Community Support

Explore our news and blog to learn more about our giving-back initiatives.

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Engaging Employees by Empowering Their Impact

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Harnessing the Ripple Effect for Good

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