PA Association of Community Bankers Recognizes Community Banking Hometown Champions

Posted on Apr 24th, 2019

Hometown Champions

April is designated Community Banking Month, and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers utilizes this national celebration as a platform to communicate the important role that community banks play supporting their hometowns and neighborhoods with an annual awards program.

This program, The Community Banking Hometown Champions, is designed to honor banks that are strategically committed to impacting communities in significant ways. Entries garnered through the program included community redevelopment, support for local schools and educators, backing local small businesses, affordable housing-related activities, community entertainment and culture, sponsorships and projects benefiting groups in need; such as seniors, at risk youth, veterans and first responders.

Entries are evaluated on the IMPACT to the community: Implementing Meaningful Projects & Activities to help build stronger Communities for Tomorrow.

Mid Penn Bank was honored during the PACB Region II Meeting on March 27, 2019 for their invaluable connection and service to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Urology Department, through their No Shave November program. Twenty-eighteen was a watershed moment in Mid Penn Bank’s history of No Shave November campaigns—they donated $40,000 which demonstrates a more than 166% increase over 2017’s donation of $15,000. The funds raised were generated from an employee-driven, crowd-sourced fundraising campaign which enabled employees to exponentially increase their impact by encouraging friends and family to give to the cause, as well.

The bank’s donation supported prostate cancer research performed by Jay D. Raman, M.D., chief of the Division of Urology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. This is the third year that Mid Penn Bank has partnered with Penn State Health to raise money for prostate cancer research.

“Our employees care deeply about serving their community; they give generously to numerous causes throughout the year with contributions of both their time and money. This year’s campaign was successful because of their altruism and dedication,” said Mid Penn Bank President & CEO, Rory Ritrievi.

About PACB

The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) is a statewide trade association exclusively representing and supporting the interests of community bank members through advocacy, training, education and peer networking. To see more about Community Banking Hometown Champion Awards visit

About Mid Penn Bank

Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPB), headquartered in Millersburg, Pa., has been serving the community since 1868. Mid Penn has 38 retail locations in the state of Pennsylvania and total assets of approximately $2 billion. Its footprint includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Lancaster, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Westmoreland counties. The bank offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the banking needs of the communities it serves. To learn more about Mid Penn Bank, visit