YMCA receives donation

First National Bank and Trust Company Gives Back to Local Youth through YMCA

March 29, 2018

Clinton, Ill., March 29, 2018 – As part of its community reinvestment efforts, First National Bank has gifted $5,000 to the Clinton Community YMCA to support the 2018 Strong Kids Campaign.

Strong Kids is an initiative that is community based and supported annually to assist the local YMCA in providing scholarships and reduced memberships to children in our area.

Rachel Costello joined First National Bank and Trust Company in October 2010, and today she serves as the Vice President of Personal Banking. Since 2017, Rachel has served on the Clinton Community YMCA as a board member.

"There are so many different aspects to the YMCA that our community can be a part of." Said Rachel Costello. "From open swim to organized classes, there really is something for everyone. Bringing that opportunity to children who may not have that outlet otherwise, is a blessing."

Faith, family, farming and financial stewardship are what drive First National Bank to be committed to reinvesting 10 percent of the bank's pre-tax income back into the communities. This reinvestment is made in the form of sponsorships, donations to local non-profits, and support of the local schools through the TS Institute.

The Clinton Community YMCA is located on 417 S. Alexander St, just off Highway 54 East and Rt. 10 East. Its mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

"The YMCA strives to build community partnerships and collaborations so that we can create solutions to pressing social needs. First National Bank graciously donated $5,000 to the Clinton Community YMCA to help us advance our mission in meeting the challenges and needs of our community.” Said Rennie Cluver, Executive Director of the Clinton Community YMCA. “Continued support from local businesses is vital to the sustainability of our organization so that we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community."

To learn more about the Clinton Community YMCA visit clintoncommymca.org or call (217) 935-8307.

First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois. Dedicated to community prosperity, the bank was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank. The name was changed First National Bank and Trust Company in 1974, and was recently acquired by TS Banking Group in 2017. With $125 million in assets, First National Bank is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information visit firstnbtc.com.