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Kish Bank and Giv Local’s Community Gifting Program Directs $48,000 to Local Nonprofits in Fourth Year

June 4, 2024



Close-up of a stack of donation envelopes for Kish Bank and Giv Local's Community Gifting Program that read, "Your Annual Donation Inside!"

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Kish Bank and Giv Local are proud to announce the latest achievements of their community gifting program, which recently completed its fourth year of providing dedicated support for local nonprofit organizations. In its fourth year, the program provided a total of $48,784 in donations to 108 community organizations, with 173 local businesses participating in the program.

Launched in 2020, Kish and Giv Local’s gifting program gives local business banking customers of Kish Bank the opportunity to “gift back” to local nonprofits of their choosing at no extra cost to them. By using Kish Bank’s debit and credit card processing services, powered by Giv Local’s payment solutions, a portion of the business’s card processing fees is donated annually to a local nonprofit of the business’s choosing. These recurring, annual gifts accelerate the important work of local nonprofits, enhancing the communities and future generations of Central PA.

“We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our unique program with Giv Local,” said Greg Hayes, President and CEO of Kish Bank. “This program embodies Kish’s focus on giving back and creating meaningful change in our communities, and it is inspiring to watch it continue to grow in impact each year.”

Christian Baum, Co-Founder of Giv Local, said, “As a proud partner of Kish Bank, our shared impact has been remarkable. Together, we’ve empowered organizations to contribute to their communities effortlessly, fostering a culture of giving that resonates beyond traditional charity. This partnership is a testament to the power of collaboration, demonstrating how financial services can be a force for good.”

Kish Bank and Giv Local’s partnership emerged from the shared belief that in order for communities to drive real social change, there must be dedicated businesses, individuals, and organizations working toward making a collective impact. For more information about the program, inquiries can be directed to Rik Messick, AVP and Cash Management Officer for Kish Bank, at 814-325-7463 or


About Kish Bank

Kish Bank is a $1.5 billion regional community bank that operates 18 offices and financial centers serving Centre, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Blair, and Juniata counties, and northeastern Ohio. Other business units of Kish Bank include Kish Insurance, Kish Financial Solutions, Kish Benefits Consulting, and Kish Travel. Kish Bank is a subsidiary of Kish Bancorp, Inc., trading under the OTCQX stock ticker symbol of KISB. For additional information, please visit