Frontier Bank kicks off fundraising effort for United Way

EVERETT — It was for a cause. Nothing was personal.

Employees of Frontier Bank threw balls at a target and let their colleagues plunge into the water tank.

“It was a blast,” said Terri Stefnik, manager of the bank’s marketing and public relations department.

The three-hour event took place on Thursday at the parking lot of the bank’s corporate office in Everett, drawing about 200 people. That kicked off the company’s annual fundraising campaign for United Way of Snohomish County, Stefnik said.

The bank has supported United Way for years, Stefnik said.

“United Way supports all different aspects of human lives,” she said. “That allows us to give back to the community.”

On Thursday, about 12 people volunteered to be dunked into the tank, Stefnik said. Bill Dunnigan, senior vice president at the bank, was among them.

This year, the bank hopes that about 600 employees will participate in the fundraising campaign, Stefnik said. The company has about 800 employees.

“We have several other events planned,” she said.

A chili cook-off, bake sale and carnival day are scheduled to be held to keep the campaign’s momentum going, Stefnik said. The campaign is set to wrap up in late November.

Reporter Yoshiaki Nohara: 425-339-3029 or ynohara@heraldnet.com.

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