Donor Spotlight - Northeast Bank
Banking relationships rely on unequivocal trust, and the strength of community is paramount for those relationships to be successful. Northeast Bank has fully embraced that philosophy with their contributions. They have a deep history of community involvement, which MVSEF and the schools we serve have benefited from. Senior Vice President, Mike Scholl, shares his thoughts regarding their involvement:
“There are so many ways that our bank supports the community, but education and youth are two of the top priorities. Our bank’s relationship is relatively new with the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation. However, we knew immediately that our values were directly aligned with this foundation. As we were constructing our new branch on Silver Lake Road in 2015, I met Mindy Handberg at a New Brighton Business Council event and was so impressed to learn about this district. The early college program is amazing. While most high schools target the highest achieving students, Mounds View is serving their entire student population and making the program available to all students. The results and success stories were truly inspiring. That day, Mindy also talked about the Equity Promise and about expanding the STEAM program. These were initiatives that our bank wants to support. The bank is incredibly proud and quite honestly, honored, to be partnering with Mounds View Schools Education Foundation.”
Northeast Bank has sponsored foundation events for the past few years, which includes our Rock the School House fundraiser, one of our most prominent opportunities to interface with our donors, share the importance of the work we do, and generate much needed funds.
The bank has a strong presence in our business community, and with the expanded footprint of the local branch, they offer internships to high school students at both Mounds View and Irondale High Schools. The positions focus on teller responsibilities and provide valuable practical experience to the interns. In addition, the Bank supports the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf, is a member of our local Chamber of Commerce and has a long list of community involvement beyond our school system.
The Mounds View Schools Education Foundation is proud to partner with Northeast Bank and we look forward to building future opportunities together.
Northeast Bank employees and their families
pose for a photo at the New Brighton Stockyard
Days Parade in 2017.