Kitsap Bank donating $435,000 to area nonprofits

The financial institution is ranked seventh-largest midsize corporate philanthropist in state.

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap Bank of Port Orchard said last week that it will donate more than $435,000 this year to more than 100 nonprofit organizations.

The bank ranked by Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2017 Book of Lists as the seventh largest corporate philanthropist among mid-sized companies in Washington state says it emphasizes supporting low-to-moderate income levels and causes that include education, economic vitality, environment and the arts.

“Our local nonprofits help make our community a great place to live and work,” said Steve Politakis, Kitsap Bank’s chief executive officer.

“It’s our privilege to be able to support these organizations’ missions and witness first-hand their positive impact on our neighbors and friends.”

The bank stated in a news release that its commitment to community giving stretches back to its beginning, nearly 110 years ago.

Over the past five years, the release said, Kitsap Bank has invested more than $2 million back into the community through sponsorships, donations and volunteer activities.

Last year, bank employees volunteered more than 4,100 hours in the community.

‘Fallen’ to be screened at SKHS Theater Feb. 11

PORT ORCHARD — A showing of the film documentary “Fallen: American Law Enforcement’s Silent Battle with Line-Of-Duty Death” will be presented Feb. 11 at the South Kitsap High School Theater by the Port Orchard Police Department.

The film will be shown at 6 p.m. at the theater, 425 Mitchell Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Donations will be accepted at the free screening. Proceeds will go to the Behind the Badge Foundation.

For more information, call Sgt. Donna Main at 360-876-7044.

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