Four Non-profits Benefit from Norway Savings Bank Employee Wellness Challenge

Travis Mills Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine, Maine Children’s Cancer Center and The Center in Kennebunk each receive donations

NORWAY, Maine – Each year, Norway Savings Bank employees participate in a Wellness Challenge in an effort to encourage healthy eating, exercise and other positive behaviors.  This year’s challenge revolved around improving daily exercise habits with 94% of employees participating. The prize for the top two teams and individuals was a donation of $250 and $100 respectively to the non-profit of their choice.

The non-profits receiving donations were:

Travis Mills Foundation ($250) – The Travis Mills Foundation benefits and assists post-9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to the nation.  Veterans and their families are invited for an all-expenses paid vacation to Maine to participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s great outdoors.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine ($250) – Ronald McDonald House is a place for families to call home when they have a child undergoing treatment at one of Portland’s hospitals.

Maine Children’s Cancer Center ($100) – Using world-class diagnostic and treatment tools, Maine Children’s Cancer Center provides a wide range of services to kids with cancer and blood diseases and their families.

The Center, Kennebunk ($100) – The Center is a meeting place for adults 50 and older to explore their interests through engaging programs, social connection, and to make a difference through volunteer opportunities that strengthen the community.

“We believe in healthy competition,” said Richelle Wallace, Senior Vice President and Senior Resources Officer at Norway Savings Bank.  “This year’s six-week wellness challenge encouraged teams and individuals to increase exercise and form more healthy behaviors. With 94% of the employee base participating, we were able to impact the exercise habits of 252 people.  Being able to donate $700 to these worthy organizations was the icing on the cake!”

Group check presentation

From left: Jennifer Corbett, VP and Norway Savings Bank Mortgage Sales Manager; Alicia Milne, Development Director at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine; Andrea Osgood, RVP and Norway Savings Bank Regional Retail Sales Manager and Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank.

Group check presentation

From left: Grace Jandro, Philanthropy Coordinator for Maine Children’s Cancer Center and Ashton Hunter-Sildve, Philanthropy Manager for Maine Children’s Cancer Center accept a check from Joe Leland, Board Member for Maine Children’s Cancer Center and AVP, Branch Manager of Norway Savings Bank’s Falmouth Branch.

About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2019, Norway Savings Bank had $1.24 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2019, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” by Wellness Workdays.  BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 29 continuous years.  For more information, visit