Central Bank Donates $25,000 to Pier Center for Autism

Central Bank Donates $25,000 to Pier Center for Autism
Central Bank recently donated $25,000 to the Pier Center for Autism in Sioux City. The donation will be used to help cover construction costs for the center’s new 11,600 square foot state-of-the-art facility at 3895 Stadium Drive. The project will allow the Pier Center to double their capacity, and expand and grow their services in the area.
“We’re grateful for Central Bank’s donation,” said Gary Turbes, CEO of Mid-Step Services, which operates the center. “Their generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of many children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.”
“Central Bank is proud to support the Pier Center and their work in our community,” said Jeff Lapke, Executive Vice President and Market President of Central Bank. “We’re humbled by their meaningful approach and honored to help the center grow.”
The mission of the Pier Center is to deliver compassionate services to help increase positive outcomes for individuals and families living with autism. The center was founded in 2012 and is the only clinic of its kind in the region. It serves approximately 60 families and has 60 families on a waiting list.
The new $1.5 million facility will have a gymnasium, mock apartment with a kitchen and laundry room where children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders can learn important tasks and life skills like cooking, cleaning and washing clothes. Construction is expected to wrap-up by April 2021.   
About Central Bank
Central Bank specializes in community banking and provides personal, business and private banking services as well as insurance products and risk management services. Three-hundred employees in 25 locations throughout Iowa and South Dakota contribute to Central Bank’s long-standing tradition of relationship-based banking. They work alongside neighborhood residents, businesses and associations to initiate projects and improve the communities they serve. The family-owned bank was chartered in Storm Lake, Iowa in 1877. For more information, visit centralbankonline.com. Member FDIC.
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Pictured, left to right: Jon Saylor, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at Central Bank, Gary Turbes, CEO of Mid-Step Services, and Timm Banks, Business Manager of Mid-Step Services.