TS Bank gifts donation to Charles E. Lakin YMCA

Community bank donates to local YMCA park

May 17, 2023

Council Bluffs, IA, May 19, 2023TS Bank recently announced a gift of $10,000 to the Charles E. Lakin YMCA Family Park, located at 235 Harmony Street in Council Bluffs. To celebrate this gift, bank employees and their families along with YMCA staff enjoyed an evening outing to experience all the features at the Lakin Family Park.

Pictured above: TS Bank plaque reads, "At TS Bank, it is our desire to ignite community prosperity and help build up one child, one family at a time. 

Since its opening in 2017, there has been a need at the Charles E. Lakin YMCA for outdoor space to better serve the Council Bluffs community. This space helps support growth and now allows an outdoor amenity area for the Early Learning Center, summer youth camps and the greater community. The park is open to the public for use by YMCA members and the general community as a place of gathering and recreation during YMCA operational hours.

As part of TS Bank’s 100-year anniversary celebration and serving southwest Iowa, this gift will provide lasting generational impact. TS Bank is a proud supporter of youth and community development, and this this project was a mission-match for serving neighbors and the community.



Pictured above: Children gather at the park to take picture with TS Bank plaque and friends. 

"The generous gift from TS Bank has allowed the YMCA to provide a place for the Council Bluffs community to gather and connect, for families to move and play, as well as for individuals to exercise and relax,” said Amanda Sindelar, Executive Director for the YMCA of Greater Omaha, Charles E. Lakin Campus. “The space also allows for YMCA summer day camp and afterschool kids to experience fun and fitness outdoors in a safe place. The YMCA is excited to continue to use the park as a space to bring the community together, now and into the future."

The park features a covered pavilion, sport courts, walking path, green space, play features and additional parking. Anyone is encouraged to enjoy a game of pick-up basketball, the play features or experience an outdoor fitness class.


Pictured above: Children at the Lakin Family Park playing on the play ground.

The Charles E. Lakin Family and Iowa West Foundation also presented lead gifts. To learn more about the YMCA or visit the park, learn more at metroymca.org/locations/charles-e-lakin-ymca.

Header Image: TS Bank employees gift $10,000 donation to t Charles E. Lakin YMCA Family Park and gather with friends and family.

About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $393 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $260 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning, Council Bluffs and Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit tsbank.com.