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First National Bank of Waseca

Supporting Local Schools

First National Bank is committed to supporting the communities where our employees live including where they send their children to school. Being locally owned and operated, we identified a need to enrich area youth by utilizing the debit card our customers were already using. The Bluejay and Panther Debit Card Donation Program was developed to fund youth needs that cannot be met without donations, leaving a lasting impact. The program embodies our mission to give back to the community.

Here's How it Works


Get your Bluejay or Panther debit card to show your school spirit and use it wherever Mastercard is accepted.



As you make purchases, interchange fees are being collected when the transaction is processed—no matter who issues the card, at no cost to you. First National Bank allocates a portion of our interchange fee income for donation requests.


Waseca and NRHEG schools and organizations have the opportunity to request donations for items that would not be funded through the normal course of business without a fundraising campaign, to benefit current and future students.


First National Bank awards funds to local schools and organizations that have made donation requests and will impact as many students as possible. This is at no cost to you and greatly impacts your school district.


Since the program began in 2004, more than $375,000 has been donated to Waseca and NRHEG schools for items such as technology, software, curriculum, outdoor equipment, athletic equipment, defibrillators and more.

 

Through continued card use, the goal of First National Bank is to increase funds donated to our local schools every year.


Get Your Bluejay or Panther Card Today!


Our signature Debit Cards makes giving back to local schools easy and can be used wherever Mastercard is accepted. These cards also give you access to cash at more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATM locations nationwide. Learn more and open your account today!

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The focus of donated funds is to impact the greatest number of students possible with donations that benefit current students, as well as future students for years to come. It is also the goal to award money for items that would not be funded through the normal course of business without a fundraising campaign. Strong consideration is given to organizations that use and support First National Bank’s Bluejay and Panther Debit Card Donation Program. All interested organizations are required to fill out an application and submit to First National Bank for consideration.

All applications will be reviewed and selected by the leadership at First National Bank of Waseca. Applications can be submitted throughout the year and funds will be awarded twice a year and presented in May and November at the Waseca Area Foundation grant awards reception. First National Bank also reserves the right to present funds personally to the awarded recipients at any point throughout the year.


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