First National Bank employee gifts check to YMCA employ

Local bank invests in Strong Kids program through Clinton Community YMCA

February 17, 2023

Clinton, IL, February 16, 2023 – As part of its community reinvestment efforts, First National Bank and Trust Company has donated $2,500 to the Clinton Community YMCA to support the Strong Kids program.

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 the area.

First National Bank and Trust Company is committed to reinvesting 10 percent of the bank's pre-tax income back into the communities to help IGNITE PROSPERITY®. This reinvestment is made in the form of sponsorships, donations to local nonprofits, and through teaching financial literacy at local schools.

Additionally, employees are offered 50 hours of volunteer time off to use in their community, including board involvement. Matt Hall, a universal banker at First National Bank and Trust Company joined the bank in August 2020, and serves on the Clinton Community YMCA as a board member.

Since 2018, First National Bank and Trust Company has donated over $17,000 to the Strong Kids program. The YMCA’s mission is to put faith-based principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

“We are grateful for community collaborators like First National Bank and Trust Company who trust the YMCA and offer funding to help give financial aid to kids and community members for programming,” said CEO of Clinton Community YMCA, Rennie Cluver. “Being at the YMCA every day I am in a neat position to see what these funds and scholarship dollars at work. We are thankful for community members and businesses in a small community like this and assures me the YMCA is doing the right thing for others.”

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

About First National Bank & Trust Company: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois as well as Arcadia, Whitehall and Independence, Wisconsin. Dedicated to community prosperity, the First National Bank and Trust Company was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank and became part of the TS Banking Group in 2017. With $400 million in assets, First National Bank and Trust Company is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its pre-tax income back to the community. For more information, visit