Old National Bank Donates $10,000

Old National Bank recently donated $10,000 to support our efforts to provide home accessibility modifications for low-income seniors and individuals living with a disability.

Three times a year, the Old National Bank Foundation presents grants to organizations throughout its footprint that fit the following strategic initiatives: affordable housing, early education, economic development, financial literacy and workforce development. This is the Minnesota market’s first time participating in Old National Bank Foundation’s grant program.

“We are thrilled to play a role in contributing to RTTC’s vital mission,” said Old National Bank commercial relationship manager Erin Steckler. “As I continue to work with this organization, I’ve witnessed the connection between healthy homes and quality of life. RTTC works tirelessly to improve the lives of low-income homeowners by providing free-of-cost critical home repairs.”

This funding will support our Safe at Home program, which helps homeowners with modifications to their homes to accommodate individuals with mobility issues due to a disability.

We are excited about this new partnership and appreciate the support of Old National Bank!

New Board Officers

We are pleased to announce new officers to the Board of Directors!  Paul Mellblom of Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle is the President; Erin Steckler of Voyager Bank is the Vice President; Sutton McGraw of Sutton’s Advanced Cleaning is the Secretary; and Greg Krenz of MidCountry Bank is the Treasurer.

For a complete list of the members of the Board of Directors, please visit our website.

Board Spotlight: Erin Steckler

Erin Steckler, the Treasurer of our Board of Directors, was first introduced to Rebuilding Together Twin Cities in early 2012.  The incoming Board Chair at the time, Bart Foreman, thought Erin would be interested in our mission to help homeowners in need with critical repairs to their homes.  Bart also told her that the affiliate was growing and expanding its outreach to serve a greater number of those in need.  Erin was eager to participate in this important mission and joined the Board of Directors last year.

Erin feels that volunteering with Rebuilding Together allows her to give back to her community in a meaningful way.  She said, “There are individuals from all walks of life who just need assistance from time to time, plain and simple.  Everyone deserves a warm and safe home.  Rebuilding Together’s volunteers work tirelessly to make this a reality for as many as possible.”

Working in the finance field for more than 20 years, Erin is currently a Vice President Commercial Banker for Voyager Bank in Minnetonka.  She really enjoys spending time with her husband and vivacious three year old daughter.  Erin also volunteers with other organizations, including the Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners Food Shelf as a food shelf volunteer, and she served six years on the Board for the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you Erin for your service and hard work on our Board of Directors!

Board of Director Update

We are pleased to announce the officers for the next year:

Bart Foreman – President (continuing)
Paul Mellblom – Vice President (continuing)
Alex Phung – Secretary (new)
Erin Steckler – Treasurer (new)

Congratulations to the new and continuing officers and thanks to everyone on the Board for your service to helping those in need live in safe and healthy homes!