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Kish Bank and Giv Local: Community Partners Empowering Payments with Purpose

March 16, 2020



STATE COLLEGE, PA – Kish Bank is excited to announce a new community gifting partnership with Giv Local. The two civic-minded organizations have teamed up to give Kish Bank business customers the ability to “gift back” to local non-profits of their choosing through Giv Local’s payment solutions. Businesses using Kish Bank’s credit and debit card processing services can choose a verified non-profit to which a portion of their card processing fees will be donated, at no extra cost.

Greg Hayes, Kish Bank President & Chief Operating Officer, with Sam Buckley, Shizuka Buckley, and Christian Baum, Giv Local Co-Founders

L to R: Greg Hayes, Kish Bank President & Chief Operating Officer, with Sam Buckley, Shizuka Buckley, and Christian Baum, Giv Local Co-Founders.

The partnership emerged as both organizations recognized their common belief that for communities to drive real social change, there needs to be dedicated businesses, individuals, and organizations working toward making a collective impact. “At Kish, we believe we can improve the lives of our customers, team members, and communities. The health of our communities and the role Kish plays is, and always has been, mission-critical to us. Our partnership with Giv Local is just one opportunity we can give our customers to be more involved in making a difference in areas that matter to them,” remarked Greg Hayes, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kish Bank. “These recurring, annual gifts will accelerate the good work of our local non-profits, enhancing the lives of our neighbors and future generations.”

As an added benefit to Kish’s business customers, Giv Local’s card processing rate is very competitive, meeting or beating what they may pay with another processor. Sam Buckley, Giv Local co-founder commented, “We’re giving small businesses, who may not have the budget to give back to organizations they are passionate about, a means to give—without costing them extra money. In fact, many will save money. A true win-win for everyone.”


About Kish Bank

Kish Bank is an approximately $950 million regional community bank that operates sixteen offices and financial centers in Centre, Mifflin, and Huntingdon counties. Affiliates of Kish Bank include: Kish Insurance, Kish Financial Solutions, Kish Benefits Consulting, and Kish Travel. For additional information, please visit Kish Bank is a subsidiary of Kish Bancorp, Inc., trading under the OTC stock ticker symbol of KISB.

About Giv Local

Giv Local is a payments solutions company with a mission to support local nonprofits through a nationwide network of community-minded organizations and businesses. For additional information, please visit