Port Washington State Bank and the Schowalter Family graciously accepted a Philanthropic Key to the City of Port Washington.
To honor its most philanthropic members, Mayor Theodore Neitzke IV and the city’s Common Council presented a proclamation and philanthropic key to the Schowalter family and PWSB for making significant investments in the city on November 21. The key honors the bank and the Schowalter family for supporting the success of numerous local clubs, nonprofits and other community causes. The proclamation states that the Schowalter family and Port Washington State Bank “have worked as an advocate for the needs of the community out of genuine care and concern for the city’s future.” Last year the bank contributed $300,000 to local organizations, events and nonprofits in Ozaukee County. Most notably the bank has been instrumental in helping the Ozaukee Food Alliance secure their new location in Saukville’s former TriPar building.
The proclamation further comments on how the bank has also provided volunteers and leadership within the community. Mark Schowalter, vice chairman of the bank’s board of directors, was commended for his time as Big Brother for many years, and for managing the volunteer schedule for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. PWSB employees logged more than 1,300 volunteer hours in 2022, participating in beer gardens, parades, ladies nights, walk/runs, holiday events, family festivals and golf outings.
James Schowalter, President and COO commented on the honor received: “Both the Schowalter and the PWSB family are honored by this recognition. We love the city of Port Washington and we enjoy giving back with our time, talent and donations.”
The city provided additional keys to the Port Washington High School staff and students, Port Main Street, Inc., and the Fish Days committee. To read the full article, you can visit the Ozaukee Press website.