A positive banking story

by Kevin Lynch 19. March 2009

There are some really amazing people at 1st Mariner Bank. One of our 1st Mariner Mortgage Loan Officers, Michael Schneck, has a 5 year old son, Caleb, who was diagnosed with Leukemia. Caleb's cousin in Colorado, Katie Ryan, has commited to raise $4,000 for The Lymphonia and Leukemia Society Team in Training, in his honor. She will be running in her first Marathon, the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon. Up to this point, she has raised over $2,500 already, much of it from other 1st Mariner employees already.

When members of our Contact Center heard about this effort, they wanted to help. They have worked with and gotten to know Michael and his group at the Severna Park office. So the team, led by Dana Knauer and Kati Wood, coordinated a bake sale that raised over $425 towards her goal. All the employees in the center pitched in by making something or contributing a cash donation. Their long term goal is to raise a total of $1,000 for this worthy cause by conducting more events, including another bake sale and a raffle.

There are many caring employees here at the bank who are helping their communities every day. It is one of the things, I think, that sets us apart from other organizations. This is but one example of the type of employees we have here at 1st Mariner.

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