Employees from an Omaha branch display anti-bullying signs

Go Blue Day

By GWB Diversity & Inclusion Council

Giving back is at the heart of what we do. After all, our mission is to Make Life Great. We do this in a number of ways including employee volunteerism, corporate sponsorships and bank-led initiatives that support our values of putting the customer first and doing the right thing. 

In October, Great Western Bank joined the fight to Stomp Out Bullying.  As a corporate initiative, sponsored by Great Western Bank’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, employees were invited to wear blue, the universal color for anti-bullying, and to donate $5.00.  Proceeds were donated to the national Stomp Out Bullying organization.   Stomp Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to reducing and preventing bullying.  

Great Western Bank also participates in Jeans Days, a corporate-wide program where employees can donate to various causes for dress down Fridays. Past recipients include: 

  • Ronald McDonald House South Dakota
  • Make-A-Wish South Dakota
  • United Way
  • Project SOS
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • The Compass Center

Giving back is part of our company culture. We want to allow our employees to have fun at work, donate to a favorite charity and do good for the community.

For a peek into Great Western’s company culture, read other stories about how we Live our Values.

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