Bank On Announces the 2022 Champions!

Bank On Greater Milwaukee is proud to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Bank On Champion Awards for their accomplishments to support safe and accessible banking.

Bank On Greater Milwaukee honored them on September 29th with an awards ceremony with nearly 50 attendees. We also shared the accomplishments of Bank On Greater Milwaukee over the past 3 years.

Check out slides from the event which include key accomplishments over the past three years (14 certified accounts! 900+ volunteers hours!) and watch a congratulatory message from Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson HERE. Thanks to all that attended and helped us celebrate!

Leadership & Activity Champion: Dan Krohn
Dan is the Manager of Community Partnerships at TMG and has been integral part of the BOGM team for the past three years. He has brought his commitment and expertise to the team as co-chair of the Advocacy Workgroup.  Dan is committed to reducing barriers faced by our disability, elderly and reentry communities.

Community Partner Champion: The Wisconsin Bankers Association
WBA staff Rose Oswald Poels and Heather Mackinnon and others at the WBA have worked to increase knowledge of Bank On accounts to lenders throughout the state. The continued support of WBA allows BOGM to increase access to safe and affordable banking products. As a member of the BOGM Leadership Team their contribution is essential to promoting and moving BOGM initiatives.

Innovation Champion: Migdalia Ervin
Migdalia is a Financial Coach at SDC and has been a BOGM partner from the beginning. Her passion for families is evident in her role as a financial coach, where she has integrated banking access into her practice. She has worked directly with families to explain the benefits of certified accounts along with why it is important to open an account and how to maintain that account.

Community Connector Champion: Jaime De Jesus, Sr.
Jaime is an IES instructor and artist, and works to break down barriers for returning citizens. He is also a part of the BOGM Leadership Team and an advisor in the Advocacy workgroup. His insight has has helped to frame steps that can reduce stumbling blocks faced by our citizens as they return to the community. He works with IES students to get them banked and connects them to financial resources.

Community Connector Champion: Pastor Raymond Monk
Pastor Monk is a Northwest Side CDC Community Organizer and has worked with BOGM to distribute over 500+ BOGM “Your Smart Money” Guides annually and connected BOGM with companies interested in provided families with access to certified accounts and financial empowerment. He has also worked with BOGM community partners to set up multiple VITA mobile events and is instrumental and working to develop initiatives to empower our youth with financial education around business and banking.

Community Connector Champion: Adam Procell
Adam is an author and Re-Entry Strategist with Partners in Hope and has worked with BOGM to help strengthen our understanding of ways to better help our returning citizens. His transparency has been valuable to our entire team. Adam works daily to advocate for our returning citizens in the community and through the legislative.

Community Connector Champion: Conor Williams
Conor is a member of the Milwaukee ReEntry Council and is an Economic Policy Analyst at Community Advocates. He has provided insight on how to assist returning individuals and has been involved in BOGM for over 3 years and has assisted individuals and groups in creating partnerships.