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TS Bank sponsors “Giving Tuesday 712” in conjunction with SHARE Iowa


November 10th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Western Iowa) – SHARE Iowa, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Western Iowa, launched in September 2022, to support the Community Foundation’s nine-county service area and to create durable, positive change in our region. SHARE Iowa’s online presence will help hundreds of nonprofit organizations connect with their supporters by communicating their events, encourage donations through Amazon wish lists, better engage volunteer opportunities, and provide an easy and flexible way to receive donations.

“SHARE Iowa is a key resource for our community members – far and wide – to connect to causes and communities they are passionate about,” said Donna Dostal, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Western Iowa. “We are thrilled to offer this dynamic tool to our nonprofits to engage their donors and supporters, especially during this season of giving, and Giving Tuesday 712 sponsored by our friends at TS Bank!”

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and the biggest giving day of the year in our region. This year, Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022, and the community is encouraged to visit SHARE Iowa to find and support over 130 area nonprofits. In 2021, we raised an amazing $2.3 million in western Iowa for Giving Tuesday. This, combined with donations made in the Omaha metro, totaled $5.5 million in Giving Tuesday support for our region.

This year, the Community Foundation has a $250,000 pool of funds for a 20% match on gifts to endowment funds within the Community Foundation. The 20% match is on gifts up to $100,000.00 per fund, and after the pool is used, the match will go to 10%. Nonprofit organizations with an endowment fund with the Community Foundation can have supporters donate directly to their endowment fund through SHARE Iowa.

Additionally, with the help of community members and small business partners, TS Bank is hosting two supply drives for Giving Tuesday. The bank is collecting diapers to be delivered to area nonprofits and children’s hats and gloves for local elementary schools. Donations can be dropped off at any TS Bank location in the area. TS Bank’s 43 Scott Street location in Council Bluffs will also be the heart for #GivingTuesday712. Community members who are interested in making donations to their favorite causes are encouraged to come to TS Bank on Giving Tuesday if they would like to have a check presentation and celebrate the culture of giving in Western Iowa.

TS Bank officials say they believe that reinvesting in the communities it serves is as important as the products and services the bank provides. TS Bank encourages others to live generously and pay it forward, and since 2007, TS Bank has granted nearly $5 million dollars through these efforts. “Giving is one of our company’s core principles, and one we’ll always stand behind. We love seeing first-hand each community harness their local strength for positive change,” said Kelsey Stupfell TS Bank Director of Public Relations.