American Bank & Trust donates to local schools

Posted November 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

American Bank & Trust has donated a total of $6,020.96 to local school districts for the first 12 months of their Spirit Card Program. The first six-month disbursement totaled $2,330.04 and the most recent six-month total was $3,690.92.

A Spirit Card is an ATM/Checkcard linked to a customer’s checking account with the school district’s name, colors and mascot. Each time AB&T account holders make a purchase with their Spirit Card, the bank donates money back to the school. These cards promote school pride and generate income for the school districts and there is no cost to the account holder to obtain a Spirit Card.

The Miller School District received $707.16 and will using these funds to purchase a 70” projector screen, a DVD/VCR Combo, and LEGOS for the annual LEGO Exhibition. The projector and DVD/VCR combo will be used frequently by students, staff and the community for classes, presentations and events. The LEGOS will be loaned out each year for the Lego Exhibition to the students that do not have any LEGOS, so they may participate in the Lego Exhibition.

Lynn Schneider, CEO of AB&T states, “The school system plays a vital role in the success of all of our students. We are pleased with the progress of the Spirit Card Program, which provides a way for the parents, students, and members of the community to be involved in giving back to our local schools and expressing their school pride.”

Current Spirit Cards available are: De Smet Bulldogs, Miller Rustlers, Huron Tigers, Wessington Springs Spartans, Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds and Northwestern Wildcats.

For more information contact your local AB&T office or visit AB&T online at

Ruth A. Moller|The Miller Press

‘SPIRIT CARD PROGRAM’ helps out. Jim Bevers, center, with American Bank & Trust, Miller, presents a check to Superintendent Mike Ruth and Miller School Board chair, David Fremark.