Leighton State Bank has made a $15,000 donation to the Wonder Spelen project at Kiwanis Park in Pella. Wonder Spelen is a partnership between the Pella Kiwanis Club and the City of Pella. Dutch for “Miracle Play,” the inclusive space will help children of all abilities play side-by-side.
The donation was made in honor of Rich Glendening’s 35 years with LSB and coincided with the end of his tenure as Chairman of the Board. Rich has been an active member of Pella Kiwanis since joining in 1974. His service includes a year as President as well as time spent on the board. “As a long-term member of Kiwanis, I appreciate Leighton State Bank making this donation in my honor to a project for the benefit of a group of children who are often underserved,” said Glendening.
The donation made in Rich’s name was an excellent way for LSB to recognize his contributions while also giving to a cause near to his heart. “For the past 25 years, I have observed Rich carefully and consistently consider the needs of others and then give of himself or his resources to help meet those needs. In that same spirit, it is an honor for the bank to be able to make this gift in recognition of Rich, benefiting children with a wide range of abilities,” said Steve Fopma, LSB President and CEO.
Each year, Leighton State Bank sponsors nearly 100 community projects and groups. We believe that an essential role of being a community bank is to give back, which the bank does through financial donations, as well as providing paid Volunteer Time-Off for employees.
In 1911, Leighton State Bank opened its doors as Farmers Savings Bank in Leighton, Iowa. We have remained a locally-owned community bank, whose mission is to help customers “Grow Strong With Us.”