MBA Member Donations To Segs4Vets Exceed 2019 Goal

Banking community raises more than $84,000 for injured veterans

2019 Donation to Segs4Vets
MBA presented a check for $80,396 to Segs4Vets during its Executive Management Conference in St. Louis. Since then, donations from the banking community have exceeded $84,000. Pictured are (left to right) Carrie Kreutz, Kelley Gaines and Zach Reeves with Segs4Vets, MBA Chairman Anne Vieira with Saints Avenue Bank in New London, Jason Whitesell with Old Missouri Bank in Springfield, Segs4Vets President and Co-founder Jerry Kerr, Max Cook with the Missouri Bankers Association, retired Lt. Col. Al Kisler with Segs4Vets, MBA Chairman Shaun Burke with Guaranty Bank in Springfield, Zach Parker with Segs4Vets, MBA Chairman-Elect Brice Luetkemeyer with Bank of St. Elizabeth, MBA Treasurer Deron Burr with People’s Bank of Seneca, Tammy Kelley with Table Rock Community Bank in Kimberling City and Scott Nelson with Macon-Atlanta State Bank.

Since 2009, MBA and the banking community have donated more than $700,000 to Segs4Vets. “You are heroes to us because without you, we couldn’t execute our mission,” Kerr said.

Seven.

This number was key to the Missouri Bankers Association’s 2019 Segs4Vets campaign. If the banking community could raise $77,000 for Segs4Vets, seven Segways could be purchased for 
severely injured veterans.

Segs4VetsOnce again, banks across Missouri and their communities responded wholeheartedly. 

MBA and its members donated nearly $80,400 to Segs4Vets on Thursday, Dec. 5, during the 2019 Executive Management Conference in St. Louis. Since then, donations have exceeded $84,000. 

“Every year, Missouri banks show their gratitude to the men and women who protect our freedoms,” said Max Cook, MBA president and CEO. “It is truly amazing to see this outpouring of support for our veterans.”

Launched in 2005, Segs4Vets is a volunteer grassroots program that provides Segway mobile transporters and Ally chairs to help severely injured veterans. MBA adopted Segs4Vets as its designated charity in 2009.

2019 marked MBA’s 11th annual Segs4Vets fundraising campaign. Since then, MBA and its members have donated more than $700,000 to Segs4Vets.

“For the last 11 years, you have done magical, Lord’s work,” said Jerry Kerr, president and cofounder of Segs4Vets. “You represent a wide swath of men and women who have chosen to support our men and women who have served us and have become severely injured.”

The donations from the banking community given to Segs4Vets provide Segway mobile transporters and Ally chairs to help veterans choose the path of independence and remain productive members of society.

“When men and women serving our nation suffer serious injury and permanent disability, they must have resources and tools that help them live independently and contribute to society,” Kerr said. “Segs4Vets empowers these men and women, giving them a new outlook on life.”

The cost to provide a Segway is nearly $10,000. The cost for an Ally chair, a modified Segway chair, is $15,000. For every $1 donated, 98 cents supports Segs4Vets’ mission — empowering injured soldiers to live independently.

“You are heroes to us because without you, we couldn’t execute our mission,” Kerr said. 

The 2019 donation from the banking community will provide eight Segways for veterans who seek mobility and independence. 

“Thanks to our members, we have made a significant difference in the lives of many veterans throughout our nation,” Cook said. “I am proud of our banking community and our commitment to support the men and women who make sacrifices to support our freedoms.”   

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2019 Segs4Vets Donors

The Missouri Bankers Association recognizes these individuals and MBA members for supporting the 2019 Segs4Vets campaign. These donors raised more than $82,000 for Segs4Vets. Each and every contribution is truly appreciated. 

1st Advantage Bank
1st Cameron State Bank
Arvest Bank
Bancsource
Jay O. Wilson & Bank 21
Bank Compensation Consulting, Inc.
Harold Miles, Mark Becker & Bank of Advance
Bank of Billings
Bank of Bolivar
Bank of Brookfield-Purdin
Bank of St. Elizabeth
Belgrade State Bank
Broadtek
Carroll County Trust Company
Central Bank of Branson
Central States Capital Markets
Century Bank of the Ozarks
Chuck & Ina Rae Brazeale
Commerce Bank
Commercial Bank
Community First Banking Company
Community Point Bank
Connections Bank
Country Club Bank
Enterprise Bank and Trust
F & C Bank
Farmers Bank of Lincoln
Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri
Farmers State Bank
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines & Phil Everitt
Michael & Charlotte Anderson and First Bank of the Lake
First Bankers’ Banc Securities Inc.
First Community National Bank
First State Bancshares
First State Bank
First State Bank of St. Charles
First State Community Bank
First State Financial Management
Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri
Guaranty Bank
Hawthorn Bank
Heritage Bank of the Ozarks 
Heroes Cup Golf Tournament
Jonesburg State Bank
Ken Littlefield
Legacy Bank and Trust
Legends Bank
Scott Nelson and Macon-Atlanta State Bank
Mark & Margaret Goodin
Merchants and Farmers Bank
Midwest Independent Bank
Missouri Bankers Association and MBA Staff
New Era Bank
O’Bannon Banking Company
Old Missouri Bank
Peoples Bank of Moniteau County
Peoples Savings Bank
Phelps County Bank
Platte Valley Bank
Pony Express Bank
Bob & Linda Means and Pony Express Community Bank (First Option Bank)
Regent Bank
Saints Avenue Bank
Security Bank of Southwest Missouri
Sherwood Community Bank
Scott & Gale Spencer and Sterling Bank
Table Rock Community Bank
The Bank of Missouri
The Tipton Latham Bank
TIB - The Independent Bankers Bank
UMB
United Bank of Union
West Plains Bank and Trust Company
Matt Huston, Matt Boatwright and Wood and Huston Bank