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Starion Bank gives $25,000 to North Dakota communities

February 14, 2017

Starion Bank has made a $25,000 donation to five different communities in North Dakota.

The gift will be split among the following community funds:

  • $5,000 to the Oakes Area Community Foundation

  • $5,000 to the Ellendale Area Community Foundation

  • $5,000 to the Rolla Community Endowment Fund

  • $5,000 to the Bottineau Community Endowment Fund

  • $5,000 to the Bottineau Community Endowment Fund, benefitting Dunseith

These local community funds are managed as permanent component endowment funds of the North Dakota Community Foundation. Earnings from the funds are given as grants every year for projects and programs that improve the quality of life in the local area.

“We are pleased to be able to provide this permanent gift to these communities,” said Craig Larson, CEO and chairman of the board for Starion Bank. “Giving back to the community has always been an important part of who we are as a community bank and this is one way to make a lasting impact.”

For more information about these funds, go to

Oakes Area Community Foundation receiving check Ellendale Area Community Foundation receiving check
Starion Bank Oakes check presentation Feb 2017:  Bill Schmitz (OACF), Nancy Domine (Starion Bank), Rebecca Undem (OACF), Craig Larson (Starion Bank), John Zetocha (OACF board chair), Arnie Strebe
(Starion Bank)
Starion Bank Ellendale check presentation Feb 2017:  Aaron Tschosik (EACF board chair), Dan Staller (Starion Bank), Arnie Strebe (Starion Bank), Tyler Reisenauer (Starion Bank), Craig Larson (Starion Bank)

Rolla Community Endowment fund receiving check
Starion Bank Rolla Donation Feb 2017:   Rolla Mayor Scott Mitchell, George Youngerman, Dennis Neameyer, Melissa Elick, Hovi Mitchell, Craig Larson, Gerald Krech and Arnie Strebe  


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