image of a group of Gateway Bank associates waving at the annual fall festival

Community Involvement

At Gateway, we know that our success depends on the success of the neighborhoods in which we do business. That’s why we’ve made giving back to the Mendota Heights and Edina communities an essential part of our culture.
 

With many new associates at Gateway, we decided to recommit and reinforce the importance of giving back to our community. So, on November 24, 2015, Gateway Gives was introduced. This program encapsulates all of Gateway Bank’s volunteering and community events and embodies the community spirit of Gateway Bank.

Gateway Gives includes Adopt-a-Highway, Meals on Wheels, Mendota Heights 5K, Fall Festival, the Holiday Tree Lighting, and many more commitments our associates make on their own.

Whether it's keeping our environment clean or putting a smile on the face of a child, our associates are dedicated to service—both inside the bank’s walls and out. Gateway also sponsors many projects and events throughout the year, all with the goal of empowering our associates to make a difference in our community.
Gateway Bank Adopt-A-Highway volunteers help keep our neighborhoods clean by picking up garbage along a 2-mile stretch of highway in Mendota Heights.
 
Gateway Bank's adopt a highway sign
 

Every week, Gateway Bank associates participate in Meals on Wheels, delivering meals-as well as smiles.
 
bank volunteer delivering meals on wheels
In our Edina community, Gateway Bank has adopted the Robert J. Kojetin Park in our neighborhood.  

Each fall since 2005, we welcome the community to our parking lot to host a morning of fall fun at our Mendota Heights location. More than 800 pumpkins as well as donuts and cider are given to clients and neighbors at Gateway Bank's Annual Fall Festival.   
 
crowd of people gathering at the banks fall festival
 
Gateway Bank is a proud annual sponsor of our local 5K. Over 700 neighbors join Gateway in the annual Officer Scott Patrick Memorial 5K Walk/Run benefiting the Special Olympics each June.     
 
The Special Olympics of Minnesota supports more that 8,200 athletes and we are proud to sponsor the 5K in support of those athletes and our community.
 
photos of runners about to start a community race
Every summer throughout the months of July and August, we collect school supplies at our branches. These items, along with a cash donation from Gateway Bank, are donated to Somerset Elementary, Mendota Elementary, Garlough Elementary, and Jefferson Community School. 
 
 
Throughout the months of November and December, our branches are official drop sites for Toys for Tots. 

Bank Day is a day that happens twice a year where bank associates gather from both locations for a community service project and bank meeting. 

associates with carts full of supplies to be donated to the humane society during Bank Day as a part of the Gateway Gives program.
Each associate is provided with one paid day off a year to volunteer for a cause of their choice and pay it forward.