Community Events and Outreach

Making a Difference in the Communities we Serve

A State Bank Group Banking ServiceSince 1979 when we opened our first branch office in Wonder Lake, Illinois we have been proud to support the communities that we serve. At The State Bank Group, our employees strive to improve the lives of the residents who surround our branches. Our dedication to these volunteer and sponsorship efforts reinforces our belief that we all benefit from stronger communities. We actively encourage our employees to be involved in community service throughout the year. Information about some of our recent sponsorship and charitable contributions is listed below. To see what we’ve been up to lately, please click on any of the below links.

If your organization is seeking a donation or sponsorship support for The State Bank Group to consider, please complete our Charitable Contribution Request form and drop it off to any branch office or submit it by mail/email/fax to:

Marketing Officer, P.O. Box 350, Wonder Lake, IL 60097,, fax: 815.728.1109. Please dial 815.728.8618 if you have any questions about the charitable request process.

2018 McHenry County Fair Auction

2018 McHenry County Fair Auction

McHenry, IL August 4, 2018 — Harvard Savings Bank was pleased to support the McHenry County Fair’s 2018 Livestock Auction last weekend. Harvard Savings Bank Vice President and Agriculture Lender, Mike Morris was in attendance and successfully bid on the Champion Dairy Wether, a steer, and a hog. McHenry County Fair’s Livestock Auction is the culmination of the dedication and hard-work of aspiring young farmers who raise livestock during the year to be judged, graded, and sold at the fair.

Annual Wonder Lake Patriotic Celebration

sponsor of wonder lake 4th of july celebration 2018

Wonder Lake, IL June 30, 2018 — The State Bank Group was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Annual Wonder Lake Patriotic Celebration. Under Wonder Lake State Bank Branch Manager Shannon Ustanko’s leadership, The State Bank Group employees enjoyed designing and constructing a float for the parade within the “Pioneer Days” theme. Although it was extremely hot, with a heat index of 115 degrees, fifteen employees and their families marched in the parade and handed out candy and Frisbees to the crowds.

2018 Volunteer of the Year Award

Michelle Toll (right) TSBG EVP / COO and Linda Koch (left) IBA President & CEO

Chicago, IL June 21, 2018 — Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Michelle Toll received the Volunteer of the Year Award during the IBA’s Annual ONE Conference in Chicago. Each year more than 220 volunteer bankers and associates serve on one or more IBA boards or committees. The Volunteer of the Year award was developed to honor commitment to the banking industry and reward those who go "above and beyond.”

Harvard Milk Days Sponsors

state bank harvard milk days sponsor

Harvard, IL June 1, 2018 — Harvard Savings Bank was a sponsor of Harvard Milk Days in early June. Employees enjoyed participating in all of the fun weekend events in celebration of the Dairy Industry and what that has meant to the Harvard community throughout the town’s history. At least twenty bankers and their families enjoyed marching in the parade and distributing candy, Frisbees, and cow visors.