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Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Also Benefits from Matching Gift

Green Bay, WI (November 21, 2016) – Jefferson School Adopters, a group of local businesses and community organizations that volunteer and offer monetary support to Jefferson Elementary School in Green Bay, has received a $3,000 donation from Cellcom and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America.

Cellcom and its parent company Nsight have been have been long-time supporters of Jefferson School Adopters, providing weekly volunteers, sponsoring field trips and contributing to annual scholarships at Jefferson Elementary School. This donation from Cellcom and CoBank through the Sharing Success program will support much-needed playground improvements at the school.

Cellcom has been honored to partner with many local businesses to support Jefferson Elementary and its students over the years. As a longtime customer of CoBank, the company was proud to use its matching gift program to expand the reach of its community effort and help fund this special project at the school.

The Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has also received a $1,000 matching donation from Cellcom and CoBank through the Sharing Success program.

Sharing Success was established in 2012 to celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative. The response from the bank’s customers was overwhelmingly positive and the bank has renewed the program each year since. Since the program’s inception, CoBank and its customers have together provided nearly $20 million in support to charitable organizations across the nation.

“Sharing Success has become one of the cornerstones of CoBank’s multifaceted corporate giving program,” said Robert B. Engel, CoBank’s chief executive officer. “It leverages the passion, expertise and local knowledge of our customers to identify and support the causes and programs that best address the unique needs of rural communities. We’re delighted our board has generously re-authorized this program and proud to partner with Cellcom on this important initiative.”

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.

 CoBank is a $118 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore. For more information about CoBank, visit the bank's web site at www.cobank.com.

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