In celebration of Gage Marine’s 150th Anniversary, Advia Credit Union is delighted to announce a donation of $500 to each of the 15 organizations that Gage Marine also supported in 2023 as part of their milestone celebration.
The donations from Advia follow Gage Marine’s generous $10,000 donation to each organization totaling $150,000.
Advia’s gesture serves as a tribute to Gage Marine's spirit of giving and ensures the continuation of their legacy. Advia's decision to donate was also driven by their own shared commitment to the community, aligning with Gage Marine's values.
In addition, Advia had the privilege of presenting a commemorative plaque to Gage Marine during a special ceremony recently held in recognition of their remarkable achievements. This plaque stands as a token of Advia's deep appreciation for Gage Marine's significant contributions to the community and their unwavering dedication to excellence within the marine industry.
“We are honored that Advia is making this donation on behalf of our 150th Anniversary,” said Bill Gage, third-generation owner of Gage Marine Corporation. “I couldn’t have asked for a more positive reaction to our $150,000 community donation than other businesses also giving, creating a ripple effect that continues to grow support for our community.”
Christine Erdman, Advia’s Treasury Management Officer, expressed her enthusiasm for this partnership and the charitable donations, saying, "Gage Marine's 150 years of service to our community is truly inspiring. We are thrilled to be a part of their celebration and to also give back to the organizations that have benefited from their generosity. At Advia, we are committed to advancing lives within our communities, and this partnership exemplifies that commitment."
Echoing Erdman’s comments, Kris Baxter, Advia’s Manager of Commercial Treasury Management, added: “Advia truly believes in making a difference where it matters most, and these contributions align perfectly with our commitment to addressing essential issues that align with our own social pillars, including food and housing insecurity, in the communities we serve. We are proud to stand by Gage Marine as partners.”
This collaboration between Advia and Gage Marine represents the unity and shared values of two organizations dedicated to making a positive impact within the communities they serve.
The organizations that Advia proudly donated $500 to include:
- Agape House
- Badger High School
- Barrett Memorial Library & Williams Bay Historical Society
- Friends of Matheson Memorial Library
- Geneva Lake Museum
- Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy
- Lake Geneva Food Pantry
- New Beginnings APFV
- Open Arms Free Clinic
- Safe Families for Children, Southern Wisconsin
- Side by Side in Lake Geneva
- Tree House Child and Family Center
- Walworth County Food & Diaper Bank
- Walworth County Reading Project
- Williams Bay Lion/Lioness Club
Gage Marine, a long-standing pillar of the community, has been an emblem of excellence and dedication in the marine industry for a century and a half. When the organization donated $150,000 for its 100-year celebration, Advia wanted to join forces and help as well. Gage Marine’s steadfast commitment to the community and passion for the water have left an enduring mark on the region. Advia stands proudly by Gage Marine and joins in celebrating their remarkable 150-year journey while ensuring the perpetuation of their legacy of giving.
Advia Credit Union was pleased to present Gage Marine with a plaque celebrating the company’s 150 year Anniversary. Pictured is Bill Gage, third generation owner of Gage Marine receiving the plaque from Advia’s Treasury Management Officer, Christine Erdman.
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