January 2, 2024

Over $20,000 Donated through CorTrust Cares Jeans Day Program

Community Banking
2023 Jeans Day Program Donation

Since 1930, CorTrust Bank has been investing in the local communities we serve. While the needs of the places we call home have changed over time, our principle of giving back has not.

In fact, CorTrust Bank employees connect with the well-being of our communities and share the values of the Bank. “Our team members have a strong sense of responsibility for the success of our local cities and towns. We believe in the power of community collaboration and fully support CorTrust employees who go above and beyond to make the places we call home even better,” said Jack Hopkins, President and CEO of CorTrust Bank.

Because of CorTrust’s priority to give back, a charitable giving initiative was created in early 2023. The program is called CorTrust Cares Jeans Day and offers a centralized way for each CorTrust market to uplift worthwhile causes. In exchange for a financial gift each month, employees can wear jeans on Fridays.

Since its inception, the CorTrust Cares Jeans Day program has donated $20,328 to local nonprofits in the areas we serve. These funds have helped over 45 organizations. Some of the causes we’ve contributed to in 2023 include:

  • Vermillion Community Theater
  • LifeScape
  • Bowdle Public Library
  • Mitchell Food Pantry
  • Hats & Mittens
  • Leola FFA
  • McLeod Food Shelf
  • Southeast CASA
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sanborn County 4-H Leaders
  • Junior Achievement
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As you can see, we remain committed to supporting the 37 communities we serve in South Dakota and Minnesota.

“The CorTrust Cares Jeans Day program has only strengthened our giving efforts and has allowed us to make a bigger impact within our market areas. I’m looking forward to seeing the difference we can make each subsequent year through this initiative.”

— Jack Hopkins, President and CEO of CorTrust Bank.