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511 Volunteer Hours Donated in WI and Quad Cities by Old National Bank Staff in Service Event

Madison, WI. (October 3, 2022) — Old National Bank celebrated its first Better Together Volunteer Days of service on September 28th and 29th. The two-day event provided staff across Old National’s seven-state footprint the opportunity to volunteer together in the communities where they live and work. 

Team members throughout our markets partnered with community organizations to serve food security organizations, seniors, community centers and more.

There were virtual volunteer opportunities for those who could not participate in person. During the two days, 52% of employees from Wisconsin and the Quad Cities volunteered 511 hours with 10 non-profit organizations. Company-wide, 1,572 Old National team members were able to help 110 organizations, by volunteering 5,311 hours in seven states. 

“As Old National grows geographically, serving in our communities really keeps us grounded in terms of our mission as a community bank,” said Kathy Schoettlin, Chief Brand & Culture Officer. “We’re excited for this opportunity to help strengthen our communities through volunteerism, and we’re proud of our team members for making service a real part of our company culture.”

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ABOUT OLD NATIONAL

Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB), the holding company of Old National Bank, is the sixth largest commercial bank headquartered in the Midwest. With approximately $46 billion of assets and $28 billion of assets under management, Old National ranks among the top 35 banking companies based in the U.S. and has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for eleven consecutive years.  Since its founding in 1834, Old National Bank has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with clients and in the communities it serves. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, Old National offers comprehensive wealth management, investment, and capital market services. For more information and financial data, please visit Investor Relations at oldnational.com.

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WPS Charitable Foundation donates to Stand Down Madison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
DeAnne Boegli
Vice President of Communications
608-512-5754
deanne.boegli@wpsic.com

WPS Charitable Foundation donates to Stand Down Madison

MADISON, Wis.—Sept. 13, 2022—On Sept. 9, the WPS Charitable Foundation presented a $5,000 check to Wayne D. Horner Memorial Stand Down Madison, a local organization that provides relief to veterans experiencing homelessness.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager Natalie Isensee, Vice President of Communications DeAnne Boegli, and Charitable Foundation Program Administrator Amy Callender awarded the check to Angie Nickels, President of Stand Down Madison, and other Stand Down Madison representatives.

“At WPS, we seek to partner with organizations that have a strong affinity to our mission of helping veterans get needed health care,” Boegli said. “Stand Down Madison’s compassionate care of veterans experiencing homelessness is a cause we are proud to support.”

The Stand Down Madison fundraising main event is Oct. 8, and the organization is in need of volunteers for the event. Vendors can register online at standdownmadison.org/become-a-vendor. Volunteers can sign up to help at standdownmadison.org/volunteer.

About the WPS Charitable Foundation

The WPS Charitable Foundation was formed in 1986 to honor WPS’ first president, Ray Koenig. The Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that focuses on enhancing the communities we call home by supporting organizations focused on health and wellness, especially of women and children, seniors, military and veterans, and underserved populations. The Foundation also funds the Ray Koenig Memorial Scholarship program. Each year, the program makes educational opportunities available through scholarship awards to children of employees of WPS Health Solutions and its subsidiaries.

About WPS Health Solutions®

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS Health Solutions), founded in 1946, is a nationally regarded benefits administrator for a variety of U.S. government programs and a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin. WPS Health Solutions serves active-duty and retired military personnel, seniors, individuals, and families in Wisconsin, across the U.S., and around the world. WPS Health Solutions, headquartered in Madison, Wis., has more than 2,700 employees. Within the enterprise, there are three divisions: WPS Government Health Administrators, WPS Military and Veterans Health, and WPS Health Insurance/WPS Health Plan/EPIC Specialty Benefits. For more information, please visit wpshealthsolutions.com.

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WPS Charitable Foundation presents a $5,000 check to Stand Down Madison. Pictured (l. to r.) are: Stand Down Madison representatives Jim Blankenheim, Angie Nickels, and Charlie Arndt, as well as WPS Health Solutions employees Natalie Isensee, DeAnne Boegli, and Amy Callender.

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National Guardian Life Insurance Company donates $100,000 for The Center for Black Excellence and Culture

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is pleased to announce a $100,000 gift to support The Center for Black Excellence and Culture. NGL values diversity of thought, background and beliefs which are key to living our cultural values of integrity, dependability, collaboration, compassion and growth. Creating a welcoming, inclusive environment is integral to ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging.

“We are proud to join other leaders in the community in support of this important project to inspire and advance the Black community. The Center will have a transformative impact for everyone in Madison because we all benefit when we create opportunities and empower others to thrive and succeed,” said Knut Olson, President & CEO at NGL.

Expected to open in 2024, the 65,000 square foot Center will be a valuable resource that is inspired, designed and led by members of the Black community. The Center’s areas of focus include health and wellness, leadership and innovation, performing and arts visuals, and youth and families.

“This fantastic gift sends a message of affirmation to us, and it reverberates in the Black community. NGL’s support helps demonstrate that The Center is becoming a reality, and the business community embraces a solution that helps Black people feel at home in greater Madison. We are so grateful for this impactful investment in The Center,” said Reverend Dr. Alex Gee, The Center’s Founder and CEO.

About NGL

Established in 1909 National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is an insurance company headquartered in Madison, Wis. Licensed to do business in 49 states and the District of Columbia, NGL markets preneed and individual life and annuities, as well as group markets products. Information about NGL can be found at www.nglic.com; Facebook: Facebook.com/NGLIC and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-guardian-life-insurance-company.

National Guardian Life Insurance Company is not affiliated with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America a/k/a The Guardian or Guardian Life.

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WPS Health Solutions: Army veteran Mike Colligan saluted for Operation Fan Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
DeAnne Boegli
Vice President of Communications
608-512-5754
deanne.boegli@wpsic.com

Army veteran Mike Colligan saluted for Operation Fan Mail
Program is sponsored by WPS Health Solutions and the Green Bay Packers

MADISON, Wis.—Aug. 23, 2022—The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute this week to Army veteran Mike Colligan and his family in conjunction with the Aug. 19 game against the New Orleans Saints. Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, marks its 16th season in 2022.

Colligan, originally from Wild Rose, Wis., was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1970 and spent two years serving, including 11 months in an infantry unit in Vietnam. He was a machine gunner for his first three months in Vietnam and was then promoted to a squad leader, eventually earning the rank of specialist 4th class.

After leaving the service, Colligan returned to Wild Rose and worked for FedEx and started a storage unit business. The lifelong Packers fan also survived cancer and multiple heart surgeries. Colligan was nominated by a fellow veteran who served with him in Vietnam, Dr. John Hofer.

“I know he’s a big Packers fan and that’s why I wanted to do this for him,” Hofer said. “He just deserved it.”

Colligan attended the Aug. 19 game with his wife, Genny, and his two daughters, Molly and Caitlin. He and Genny also spent 23 years as devoted foster parents to 60 kids.

As the honorees for Operation Fan Mail, the Colligan family also received a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card, courtesy of WPS.

The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty or a member who is a veteran. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family at each 2022 season home game and recognize the members on the video boards during pregame activities. A total of 149 individuals, families, or groups have been recognized through the program since it began.

The Packers and WPS Health Solutions invite interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular family should be saluted this year. Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter, or sibling.

Essays can be sent to Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628 or online at operationfanmail.com.

About WPS Health Solutions

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS Health Solutions), founded in 1946, is a nationally regarded benefits administrator for a variety of U.S. government programs and a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin. WPS Health Solutions serves active-duty and retired military personnel, seniors, individuals, and families in Wisconsin, across the U.S., and around the world. WPS Health Solutions, headquartered in Madison, Wis., has more than 3,100 employees. Within the enterprise, there are three divisions: WPS Government Health Administrators, WPS Military and Veterans Health, and WPS Health Insurance/WPS Health Plan/EPIC Specialty Benefits. For more information, please visit wpshealthsolutions.com.

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National Guardian Life Insurance Company Sponsors the 2022 Conference of African American Financial Professionals

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 16th Annual Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP) held in Washington, D.C. This is the third consecutive year NGL has sponsored the event with it being the first time NGL employees were able to attend in-person since the pandemic began. Hosted by The American College of Financial Services, the conference was August 8-10 and is the largest gathering of African American financial professionals that provides an opportunity for education, networking, and engagement.

“The CAAFP was one of the best conferences I have attended,” shared Christin Blotz, Talent Development & DEI Partner at NGL. “At NGL, we are committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and we are proud to be an ally and help foster change in the financial services industry that create opportunities and lead to economic empowerment for Black communities.”

In addition to attending the conference, Blotz introduced keynote speakers, George Nichols, President & CEO of The American College of Financial Services and Jacob Pruitt, President of Fidelity Charitable. During their keynote session they highlight family inspiration and values, philanthropy, and business and community leadership.

About NGL

Established in 1909 National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is an insurance company headquartered in Madison, Wis. Licensed to do business in 49 states and the District of Columbia, NGL markets preneed and individual life and annuities, as well as group markets products. Information about NGL can be found at www.nglic.com; Facebook: Facebook.com/NGLIC and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-guardian-life-insurance-company.

National Guardian Life Insurance Company is not affiliated with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America a/k/a The Guardian or Guardian Life.

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