Checking for charity
Cornerstone account gives back to community

News Graphic Staff

April 8, 2014

From left, Cheri Farnsworth, executive director, Ozaukee Family Services; the Rev. Kenton Wendorf, St. Paul Lutheran Church and School; Barb Fischer, executive director, Advocates of Ozaukee County Inc; Paul Foy, president of Cornerstone Community Bank; and Rick Novotny, vice president and commercial lender at Cornerstone Community Bank participate in awarding funds for the bank’s Chairitable Checking program. One of Cornerstone’s three locations is in Grafton.
Photo by Mark Justesen

GRAFTON - Cornerstone Community Bank’s Charitable Checking program recently resulted in donations of $5,865 to participating churches and non-profit organizations.

Anyone with a Charitable Checking account at Cornerstone Community Bank may designate a charity from more than 40 local schools, churches and non-profit organizations Cornerstone partners with in the program.

Cornerstone makes a $25 donation to the specified charity for each Charitable Checking account opened before the end of the year. In addition, Cornerstone gives money to the charity based on the average balance each and every year thereafter.

“This is potential for organizations to raise funds without much effort through our Charitable Checking program,” said Paul Foy, president of Cornerstone Community Bank. “We are a community bank that is pleased to put money back into the communities we serve.”

Cornerstone Community Bank has a location in Grafton at 2090 Wisconsin Ave. It also has locations in Fox Point and Menomonee Falls.

For more information about Charitable Checking, call 375-9150 or visit

Cornerstone Community Bank is an independent, family owned and operated bank.

Here are the 20 organizations and churches that received money from the Charitable Checking Program in 2013:

Advocates of Ozaukee Inc.

Cedarburg Community Scholarship Fund

Cedarburg Cultural Center

Community United Methodist Church

Grace Lutheran Church, Grafton

Grafton Community Scholarship Fund

Kennedy Elementary School

Knights of Columbus - Cedarburg/Grafton

Ozaukee Family Services

Riveredge Nature Center

St. Francis Borgia

St. Joseph Parish

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Vineyard Community Church

Wisconsin Humane Society - Ozaukee Campus

Woodview Elementary School

Children’s Community Center, Menomonee Falls

Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls

Step Inc. - Hartfel House, Menomonee Falls