Community & News

  • Clive collects donations for Iowa Food Bank


    Team members from the Clive, IA University Avenue branch, both retail and commercial, worked together to collect donations to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa. The group collected over $150.00 worth of non-perishable food items. The Food Bank of Iowa is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to its mission of alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education. The Food Bank of Iowa solicits, receives, inventories and distributes donated food and grocery products to more than 389 partner agencies in 55 counties who directly serve needy individuals within their communities. In FY 2014, the Food Bank of Iowa distributed 10,921,355 lbs. of food.

  • Hastings raises money for Healthy Beginnings


    The Great Western Bank Hastings, NE branch donated funds raised during the month of February to Healthy Beginnings, a community parenting program that provides cost effective nurse home visitation program that will promote healthy outcomes, child health, growth and development, and work toward self-sufficiency for program eligible families. Healthy Beginnings is one of 12 agencies selected to receive donations contributed by Hastings employees in 2015.

  • Des Moines helps Move the Food


    On March 26, 2015 a group of Great Western Bank Des Moines area employees volunteered at DMARC, Des Moines Area Religious Council, centralized food warehouse to help Move the Food. The DMARC food pantry network is health-based and is the largest food pantry network in Iowa. Move The Food is a DMARC-led community initiative to address the entire food system in Great Des Moines, building nearly 40 years of food assistance work, catalyzing fresh generations and engaging new constituencies to further support a vision for a day when everyone in Polk County has enough to eat. Team members helped sort donations, move inventory, package meals for local shelters and organize warehouse materials and inventory.

  • GWB's Ron Van Zanten featured in Sioux Falls Business Journal


    Great Western Bank's vice president of business intelligence Ron Van Zanten featured in Sioux Falls Business Journal article. To read more click on the headline then click here.

  • Lincoln Raises Money for Junior Achievement


    On February 28, 2015 employees from Lincoln participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. A total of 10 teams were able to raise $3,515 for Junior Achievement.

  • Watertown Presents a Check to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1054


    Employees from the Watertown, SD branch presented a check to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1054 for $500. This money was donated by Great Western Bank employees and corporate. The money is being used to send Vietnam Veterans to Washington D. C. in April to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It helps defray the costs for veterans who don't have the financial ability to pay for the entire trip.

  • Sioux Falls Serves Dinner at The Banquet


    On February 5, 2015 a group of Sioux Falls employees served a lasagna meal to 298 individuals. The meal was provided by Great Western Bank staff, which also served the meal and provided fellowship to the guests. In addition to serving the meal, this group was able to give an additional $687.50 to The Banquet.