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In The Community

F&M Bank is committed to making an impact in the communities we serve. We are proud to have an employee driven charitable donations program, F&M Cares, that distributes funds to community organizations and individuals in need. 

Keith Warner Standard of Excellence Award

November 2023

F&M Bank was honored to receive the 2023 Keith Warner Standard of Excellence Award at the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation's Annual Dinner & Award Event, held on November 9th.
The award is given to a member business that has shown a singular degree of excellence in the areas of business success, philanthropy, and community service.

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Hygiene Kits Donation

August 2023

F&M Bank Manchester team members recently assembled and delivered over 100 personal hygiene packages for West Delaware High School. These care packages will be distributed to students in need during the upcoming school year. Katie Hubbard (AVP at F&M) Bank shared, “We are proud to partner with our local school districts on projects that aid in overall student health and well-being. We’d also like to mention a special thank you to Dental Associates of Manchester for donating the dental hygiene products


Honor Float for Local Veterans

June 2023

On Wednesday, June 14, the American Legion Post 45, in partnership with F&M Bank, hosted an Honor Float on Lake Delhi for local veterans and their guests. Over 80 Veterans, Legion Members, City Representatives and F&M Employees were in attendance. Veterans were treated to a catered lunch by Smokey’s Lost Bar & Grill, Delhi. Following a flag raising, they boarded 9 flag adorned pontoons — provided by local Lake Delhi boat owners —and enjoyed a leisurely afternoon float.

“We used Flag Day to thank and celebrate our communities’ Veterans,” said Keith Kramer, F&M Bank. “It was a fun day and hopefully these men and women got a chance to relax and enjoy their day at Lake Delhi.”  

A special thank you to Smokey’s, Hartwick Marina, American Legion Post 45 and Pontoon Owners.


ACT Prep Session Partnership

March 2023

Students from Anamosa and Monticello High Schools are preparing for the ACT college exam. On Monday, February 7th, 12 high school students spent an evening learning unique study tips on how to better their ACT score. “The goal of the seminar was to assist students in achieving their highest possible score. Bettering an ACT score by one or two points can make the difference between receiving a scholarship and being accepted into a student’s college of choice,” states Deann McDonald, F&M Bank. Diane Temple of Maquoketa Valley High School says, “I have been assisting with the ACT Prep for the past number of years and have witnessed thru my students that the ZAP method is a wonderful tool to use in the ACT as well as on other standardized tests.” Monticello High School student Kinzi Schlarmann stated, “The most beneficial part of the class was seeing example questions and learning how to eliminate incorrect answers. It’s nice knowing what to expect and how to prepare for the test.”


F&M Bank proudly sponsored the event partnering with Kirkwood Community College. F&M Bank takes pride in supporting our communities’ students and their educational aspirations and wishes these students the best of luck on their upcoming ACT exams!


Sleep In Heavenly Peace

March 2023

F&M Bank team members in Cedar Rapids recently held a bedding drive to supply a local program that helps children in need sleep better. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a national organization dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. F&M Bank was honored to donate a surplus of new twin bedding to local youth through the Sleep in Heavenly Peace Linn County Chapter. Katherine Beck, Loan Processor at F&M Bank, organized the bedding drive and delivered the donations. She stated, “I was honored to deliver the bedding to Mark at their Cedar Rapids warehouse. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is such a worthy program, and F&M is proud to be a part of their mission.


F&M Bank Sponsors Camp Courageous Gala 

August 2022

F&M Bank is a long time and loyal supporter of Camp Courageous.  Madeline Borrett, volunteer for Camp Courageous reflects on the continued commitment of F&M Bank, noting, “It has become an annual tradition for F&M Bank to treat the Manchester Garage Sale volunteers to the Pineapple Gala.” The Manchester Garage Sale is the Camp’s largest fundraiser, so its success is huge in making Camp Courageous successful for the campers. “For decades F&M Bank has appreciated the role Camp Courageous plays in their communities, as well as the role the volunteers at the Garage Sale play in its success,” said Charlie Becker, CEO of Camp Courageous. “Camp is indebted to F&M bank for their decades of support!”

The 2022 Pineapple Gala was held on Friday, August 20 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cedar Rapids. Event proceeds will benefit Camp Courageous, a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals of all ages with special needs. The camp serves nearly 10,000 campers annually.

Tirzah Wedewer, F&M Bank CFO stated, “Every little bit helps, and F&M Bank is proud to partner with Camp Courageous and do what we can to support the Camp.


F&M Bank Pledges Towards Monticello Main Street Iowa Bid 

May 2022

F&M Bank is proud to support the City of Monticello in their application with Main Street Iowa, a program that works with a select group of communities to guide revitalization and local development strategies. F&M has pledged $8000 over a period of 3 years to support the program.


F&M Bank Scholarships

May 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 graduates and scholarship recipients featured below! Each year, several students are awarded the Nate Dunn "Next Generation of Leaders" Scholarship, which invests in future leaders who have exemplified leadership in their communities. Through Maquoketa Valley Dollars for Scholars, students are also awarded the Nate Dunn Scholarship and the F&M Bank Scholarship, annually. Best of luck to these future leaders!


Big Brothers Big Sisters

March 2023

The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is a staple in fundraising efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Eastern Iowa. In 2023, F&M Bank raised over $30,000 for BBBS of Eastern Iowa, a gain of over $4,000 from last year.


Delaware County Meritorious Service Award

January 2023

Congratulations to F&M Bank's Keith Kramer, who was awarded the Delaware County Meritorious Service Award! Keith earned the award for his work as president of the Delaware County Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace as well as his dedication to the Maquoketa Valley Dollars for Scholars. 


Stuff the Truck

December 2022

Cedar Rapids F&M team members gathered items for Stuff the Truck, an event that helps support people in foster care as they age out of the system.


Toys for Tots

December 2022

F&M Anamosa team members as well as Salvation Army volunteers and Blu Track employees helped package and assemble boxes for Jones and Linn County Toys for Tots.


American Legion Coffee Club

November 2022

F&M team members in Manchester hosted the American Legion Coffee club for local veterans, Legion members, and city representatives.


Thanksgiving Food Bank Donation

November 2022

F&M team members in Manchester recently donated food items to the Delaware County Food Bank's Thanksgiving meal kits


Community Impact Month Food Drives

October 2022

Food drives were held at both Lino Lakes & Vadnais Heights locations in celebration of Community Impact Month!


Maquoketa Valley Teacher's Breakfast

October 2022

F&M Manchester team members were honored to provide the Maquoketa Valley teachers and staff with a breakfast for their day of Professional Development.


Women in Leadership

September 2022

On September 21, F&M Bank sponsored and hosted a Women in Leadership luncheon in partnership with the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC). The event was held at North Oaks Golf Club, with over 80 women in attendance. Speaker Courtney Misener gave a presentation on boundaries and how to realistically set expectations.


Austin Strong Foundation

September 2022

Team members at F&M Bank Monticello hosted an end-of-summer grillout and raised over $1600, which was added to the F&M Bank Austin Strong Foundation Inclusive Playground pledge of $5000.


K-9 Unit Donation

August 2022

F&M Bank was proud to make a donation to the Delaware County K-9 Unit program. 


Camp Courageous Pineapple Gala

August 2022

As a long time and loyal supporter of Camp Courageous, F&M Bank was pleased to once again sponsor two tables for volunteers to attend the 2022 Pineapple Gala.


Relay for Life

August 2022

F&M Bank team members in Minnesota raised $2000 for Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.


Junior League of Cedar Rapids

May 2022

F&M Bank is proud to sponsor the Junior League of Cedar Rapids, which serves our communities through female leaders and advocates for issues relating to women and children on a local, state, national and international level.


F&M Bank Scholarships

May 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 graduates and scholarship recipients featured below! Each year, several students are awarded the Nate Dunn "Next Generation of Leaders" Scholarship, which invests in future leaders who have exemplified leadership in their communities. Through Maquoketa Valley Dollars for Scholars, students are also awarded the Nate Dunn Scholarship and the F&M Bank Scholarship, annually. Best of luck to these future leaders!


Main Street Iowa

May 2022

F&M Bank is proud to support the City of Monticello in their application with Main Street Iowa, a program that works with a select group of communities to guide revitalization and local development strategies.


Civil War Days

May 2022

F&M Bank is proud to be a sponsor of the Delaware County Historical Society’s Civil War Days, which will be held June 3rd through the 5th at Lenox College in Hopkinton. The event will feature several hands-on demonstrations, a reenactment, encampment, parade, building tours, and scheduled educational talks, as well as children’s activities that were popular in the Civil War times.


ACT Prep

March-April 2022

F&M Bank is proud to support our communities' students and their educational aspirations. 50 students from Maquoketa Valley and West Delaware High Schools prepared for their ACTs at two events in March, also sponsored by Northeast Iowa Community College Manchester Center; 13 students from Anamosa High School participated in several classes between February 1 and March 31, also sponsored by Kirkwood Jones County Regional Center; and 20 students from Monticello and Midland High Schools took their prep class on March 23, also sponsored by Kirkwood Jones County Regional Center. We wish these students the best of luck on their exams!


Women of Achievement

March 2022

Congratulations to Lisa McQuillen, Senior Vice President, on being recognized at the 2022 Waypoint Tribute to Women of Achievement event in the category of Leadership. Lisa is active in her community through serving at church, teaching Junior Achievement, participating in Leaders Who Lunch, and adopting three children through Compassion International. 


Wapsi Trail

March 2022

F&M Bank was proud to donate $6000 towards Phase 2 of the Wapsi Trail Initiative, which will extend the existing trail in Anamosa.

Bowling for Kids' Sake

February 2022

The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is a staple in fundraising efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Eastern Iowa. In 2022, F&M Bank raised $25,840. Great job, team!



MAGIC Match

November 2021

F&M Bank is proud to sponsor St. Mary's School MAGIC Match, an annual program that provides enrichment activities or materials that further students' education in many diverse areas.

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Day of Caring

May 2021

Community involvement is at the heart of F&M! Our Jones County team members did a phenomenal job cleaning up and planting flowers during the 2021 United Way Day of Caring!


HallMar Village

May 2021

F&M Bank has pledged $30,000 in support of HallMar Village, a new senior living community from Mercy Cedar Rapids and Presbyterian Homes & Services. In addition to a long-term care community, HallMar Village will also include independent living and residential apartments, as well as an expansive village center. The community will also incorporate the Chris & Suzy DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging and Dementia, which pledges to be a hub of research, training, and education in aging and dementia. The Innovation Center will house Mercy’s Memory Clinic, The Family Caregivers Center of Mercy, healthcare services on-site, an adult day center, and a Research and Training Institute.

F&M Bank is proud to be a supporter of this initiative,” stated Nate Dunn, President and CEO of F&M Bank. “We are confident HallMar Village will be a leader in specialized care for those living with dementia and we are looking forward to being a part of the new standard for senior living and care for the Cedar Rapids community.”

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