Donations/Sponsorships

Being a community bank means much more than providing local financial products and services.
It's also about being part of the communities that we serve!
Bank of Lake Mills is very proud to support many local organizations and charities.
Check out our donations/sponsorships below!

2023

February 2023: Purchases made by Bank of Lake Mills customers using their mascot debit cards were donated to Lakeside Lutheran High School and Lake Mills High School, the first donation since the mascot debit cards rolled out! 
 

 
February 2023: Bank of Lake Mills donated $500.00 to the Watertown Jig Jog, a St. Patrick's Day run that benefits the Educational Foundation of Watertown.
 
 


April 2023: Employees gathered after work to make Jared Boxes for The Jared Box Project to donate to local hospitals. The boxes were filled by employees with various toys, games, and stickers to entertain children who are in the hospital. 
 
 
 
 
 
June 2023: Bank of Lake Mills donated a bicycle to the Watertown Police Department Bicycle Rodeo. This event aims to
teach young bicycle riders rules of the road for bicycles in a supervised environment.
 
 
 
 
 
August 2023: Bank of Lake Mills sponsored the Watertown Historical Society's annual Ice Cream Social and
1st Brigade Band Concert in September. The community is invited to attend this decades-long tradition!

 
 
 
 
September 2023: Bank of Lake Mills sponsored the entry fee for all attendees of the "Slider Bowl" football game
between Lakeside Lutheran and Lake Mills High Schools, and handed out swag at the gate to fans.
Congratulations to Lakeside for their victory this year!
 




October 2023: Bank of Lake Mills is happy to sponsor improvements to the Lake Mills disc golf course.
New baskets were purchased as well as a sign featuring the course overview.





November 2023: Bank of Lake Mills is proud to donate to the Lake Mills Aztalan Historical Society to help
offset the costs of relocating and preserving the downtown Veteran's Mural. We are fortunate to have this mural to
beautify our community in honor of all veterans!



November 2023: Bank of Lake Mills is honored to support our veterans by donating to the VFW & Legion posts in
Watertown in honor of Veteran's Day. Thank you to all of the brave veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country!




December 2023: Bank of Lake Mills donated funds to the Marine Corps League in support of their memorial addition,
coming in 2024. Visit Aero Park to check out this stunning tribute!




December 2023: Watertown employees took shifts ringing bells for the Salvation Army at the neighboring Pick N' Save.
They were happy to spread Christmas cheer to all who passed by!



So far in 2023, Bank of Lake Mills has contributed over $68,000 through donations and sponsorships to these organizations:
Lakeside Lutheran High School 
Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce
L-Cat Touchdown Club
Humane Society of Jefferson County
Lake Mills Area School District
Watertown ROC
Loyal Few
Todd Yandre Memorial
Watertown Humane Society
Red Cross
Watertown Senior Center
Rock Lake Activity Center
City of Watertown
Watertown High School Soccer
Lake Mills Rotary Club
Watertown Police Department
Watertown Music Boosters
Lake Mills Elementary School
American Legion
Jefferson County Cancer Coalition
Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Tomorrow's Hope
Cornerstone of Grace
Friends of the Lake Mills Library
Marine Corps League
Legendary Lake Mills
Lake Mills City Band
Lake Mills 4th of July Fireworks
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown Lions Club
Lowell VFW
Project One Vet at a Time
Watertown Citizen's Police Academy
Bread and Roses
Watertown Concert Series
Lake Mills Greys Baseball
Rainbow Hospice
Watertown Booster Club
Maranatha Baptist University
Lake Mills Optimist Club
Watertown New Teacher Breakfast
Octagon House
Lake Mills Rec Department
Lake Mills Elementary School PTO
Buckets for Hunger
Lake Mills Police Department
Sunrise Reach
Lake Mills High School Drama Club
Glacial Community YMCA

2022







April 2022: Employees and their family members got together to make tie blankets for the Watertown Humane Society and Humane Society of Jefferson County. In just a couple hours they were able to make over 75 blankets!






April 2022: Bank of Lake Mills is proud to have donated to the Watertown Area YMCA to sponsor their youth sports program which includes flag football, volleyball, and basketball. Children and coaches that are involved with these sports will benefit from this donation and be supplied a t-shirt/jersey to wear on game days.




Spring 2022: Employees at Bank of Lake Mills held a hygiene drive to gather supplies to donate to the
Lake Mills Food Pantry and the Watertown Personal Essentials Pantry.
 
 
 
 
 

Summer 2022: Bank of Lake Mills was happy to be a hole sponsor for the Lake Mills Golf Outing as well as be the
golf ball sponsor for the Watertown Chamber Golf Outing. Employees enjoyed their rounds of golf at these events!






August 2022: Several employees stayed active this August by participating in the Riverfest 5K Run/Walk.
Proceeds were to benefit the Watertown YMCA.






August 2022: Dee Delkamp donated her time to come and educate our employees on the importance of nutrition.
A donation was made in her name to the Watertown Humane Society.




Fall 2022: Bank of Lake Mills worked with the Watertown Police Department and the Lake Mills Public Schools
to donate 500 backpacks to children throughout the two communities. 






November 2022: In honor of Veteran's Day, Bank of Lake Mills worked with Wisconsin Women For Our Troops to 
collect donations from bank employees to help fill care packages for our troops serving overseas.


In 2022, Bank of Lake Mills contributed $60,700 through donations and sponsorships to these organizations:
Lakeside Lutheran High School
Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce
Lake Mills 4th of July Fireworks
Lake Mills Rotary Club
Lake Mills City Band
Lake Mills Fire Department
Friends of the Lake Mills Library 
Rainbow Hospice
Lake Mills FFA Alumni
Lowell VFW
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Red Cross
Folds of Honor
Watertown Riverfest
Watertown Senior Center
Jefferson County Literacy Council
 
Operation Finally Home
WACC Leadership 
Watertown Historical Society 
Lake Mills High School Athletics
Watertown Humane Society 
Friends of Aztalan State Park
Luther Preparatory School 
Rock Lake Activity Center
Legendary Lake Mills
Watertown Parks and Rec
Watertown Family Connections
Humane Society of Jefferson Country
Watertown YMCA
Watertown Lions Club
Haus of Peace
Watertown FFA
Lake Mills Area School District

2021

 
January 2021: Bank of Lake Mills is proud to have made a donation to the Watertown Area YMCA to sponsor their youth sports program. Children and coaches that are involved with these sports will benefit from this donation and be supplied a t-shirt / jersey to wear on game days.

2020

May 2020: Bank of Lake Mills donated to the Lake Mills Area Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund and the Watertown Rotary Club through a partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s COVID-19 Relief Program. The donated funds were used to support local organizations that have a defined role in short-term and long-term recovery efforts by providing critical services including things such as emergency food distribution, shelter and long-term housing, emotional care, economic and rental assistance, education, healthcare, and more to individuals and families impacted by the pandemic. 

July 2020: Bank of Lake Mills presented a donation to the Watertown Reads! project. The funds were used to purchase new books that will be distributed to elementary aged children in the Watertown community. 

2019

December 2019: On Giving Tuesday, Rainbow Hospice Care received a donation from Bank of Lake Mills.
 
 
November 2019: Bank of Lake Mills is proud to have made a donation to the Watertown Area YMCA to sponsor their youth sports program which includes flag football, volleyball, and basketball. Children and coaches that are involved with these sports will benefit from this donation and be supplied a t-shirt / jersey to wear on game days.
 
 

July 2019: Bank of Lake Mills donated to the Key to Opportunity Watertown Library Renovation and Expansion project. The Bank will have the naming rights to an Interactive Zone, which will be part of the new Children’s Center.
Bank of Lake Mills selected the Interactive Zone called MarketSpace, where children will be able to use their imagination, build early literacy and financial skills, and develop social-emotional skills as they pretend to be at a market space.

 

 

May 2019: Watertown Humane Society volunteers and Gunda, an adoptable dog, made a visit to Bank of Lake Mills to collect a donation check from employees of the Bank. Bank of Lake Mills is proud to be a sponsor for the Watertown Humane Society’s “Wine and Whiskers” Fundraiser Event.
 
 
March 2019: Bank of Lake Mills made a donation to the Riverside Middle School (RMS) Commons Redesign Project. RMS commons area has been underutilized important space. The RMS PTO decided it was time for that to change after a survey was completed, by RMS students and staff.