Community & News

  • Great Western Bank makes donation pledge to Clarke County Hospital capital campaign


    “I appreciate Great Western Bank for supporting our capital campaign and making such a gift possible. We continue to reach out to local companies and individuals asking for their support of our project and are very grateful for the backing of our community,” said Brian Evans, chief executive officer of Clarke County Hospital. Full story: Source: Osceola Sentinel Tribune, 6.28.2016

  • Ken Karels-Federal Advisory Council


    When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks, Wall Street listens. And now, when a Sioux Falls banking leader speaks, Yellen will listen.Great Western Bank CEO Ken Karels is a recently appointed member of the Federal Advisory Council, a group that has existed since the Federal Reserve was formed more than a century ago… Full Story: Source: Jodi Schwan, Sioux Falls Business Journal 

  • Hastings Donation to The Bridge


    On February 22, Great Western Bank in Hastings presented to The Bridge in Hastings, NE with funds contributed by Great Western Bank employees during the month of February. The Bridge is 1 of 12 agencies selected to receive funds contributed by local Great Western Bank employees in 2016.

  • Great Western Bank Sponsors Volunteer Sioux Falls Event


    Great Western Bank is proud to sponsor Volunteer Sioux Falls in 2016. The project has grown from a single day of service to three service events annually. The first event, National 211 Day, was held on February 11th at a local non-profit, The Helpline Center. Several hundred volunteers worked on various projects such as making handmade Valentine’s Day cards for veterans, hygiene kits for domestic abuse survivors, and appreciation luncheon centerpieces. The Helpline Center serves thousands of people every year by connecting individuals to resources and support, providing child care referrals, providing volunteers to local agencies and offering suicide and crisis support though a 24/7 phone bank. As a sponsor of Volunteer Sioux Falls, Great Western Bank will also take part in National Volunteer Week in April and the Volunteer EXPO in September.

  • Hastings ASAAP Donation


    On January 20, 2016, Great Western Bank in Hastings, NE presented the Area Substance Abuse and Prevention with funds contributed by Great Western Bank employees during the month of January. ASAAP is one of 12 agencies that will receive funds contributed by local Great Western Bank employees in 2016.

  • Milbank Post Prom Fundraiser


    The Milbank, SD Staff hosted a fundraiser on January 11 at the Milbank High School double header boys and girls basketball game against Ortonville, MN. All proceeds were donated to Post Prom.

  • Sioux Falls Volunteers for Children's Inn Gift Wrap Booth


    On Saturday, December 19, a group of GWB employees from the Sioux Falls market volunteered at the Empire Mall gift wrapping booth to support the Children's Inn of Sioux Falls. The Children's Inn provides free services for women, children, and men who are victims of family violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and neglect.