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mBank Donates $100K to First Federal/mBank Community Foundation

ALPENA, Mich., May 21, 2018 – mBank announced a $100,000 donation to the First Federal/mBank Community Foundation, presenting a check on Thursday, May 18, 2018 in Downtown Alpena.

The First Federal/mBank Community Foundation is a grant program initially established with the mission of strengthening the social and economic well-being of the communities in which First Federal of Northern Michigan (FFNM) Community Bank operated. While FFNM has since merged with mBank, its legacy Foundation still exists to serve the needs of the communities in FFNM’s original footprint. The First Federal/mBank Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting community activities and charitable causes and to date has awarded over $270,000 in grant funds to various community support initiatives.

“This donation from mBank will make a vital difference in our efforts to provide our Northern Michigan communities with the support they need,” said Mike Mahler, First Federal/mBank Community Foundation President. “We are humbled to have such proud and vocal advocates for our communities and our organization. mBank’s donation will help build upon our organization’s momentum and ensure our ability to support the communities we serve for years to come.”

“We’re proud to support the First Federal/mBank Community Foundation and its initiatives, as it helps create stronger communities and benefits our clients and employees who live and work in Northern Michigan,” said Kelly W. George, President and CEO of mBank. “By supporting this program, we are living our core value of giving back to the community. We look forward to seeing the opportunities this will bring to so many families and businesses.”

Pictured L to R:
Sherry Arnold (mBank), Eileen Budnick (First Federal/mBank Community Foundation), Mike Mahler (First Federal/mBank Community Foundation), Bethany Cody (mBank), and Betsy Young (mBank).

About mBank
Headquartered in Manistique, Michigan, mBank proudly serves Michigan and Northern Wisconsin with 30 branch locations. With assets in excess of 1.3 billion, the community bank empowers individuals and small to medium sized businesses with smart financing and depository solutions for peace of mind. For more information, visit: Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

About First Federal/mBank Community Foundation
Headquartered in Alpena, Michigan, the First Federal/mBank Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to serving community activities and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Alanson, Cheboygan, Gaylord, Lewiston, Mio, and Alpena areas. The First Federal/mBank Community Foundation welcomes your grant application for consideration at it’s quarterly meeting. Applications are available at