Habitat announces strategic banking partnership with McFarland State Bank

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and McFarland State Bank are pleased to announce they have formed a strategic partnership to further enhance Habitat’s efficiencies, bolster financial capabilities, reduce business risk, and serve more families.
“Habitat is excited to utilize McFarland State Bank’s substantial expertise to help our homeowners and move Habitat’s mission forward,” said Habitat CEO Valerie Renk, “We were impressed with their commitment to serving the Dane County community.”
McFarland State Bank has a long history of supporting Habitat both on and off the build site.
In 2017, McFarland State Bank helped Habitat purchase its eastside Habitat ReStore, located at 4207 Monona Drive, after the organization rented the location for two years. The purchase would not have been possible without McFarland State Bank’s financing, which included a combination of loans and Habitat home mortgage purchases.
Since then, the bank has been active on Habitat’s build sites, sending teams of volunteers to work side-by-side with homeowners to complete a home in Sun Prairie. This September, McFarland State Bank will once again roll up their sleeves recruiting employees to frame an entire home for a local family in one day.
“As a local community bank, we’re excited to partner with Habitat, who does so much to enhance the quality of life for families throughout Dane County. Our mission is to serve our neighbors in the communities in which we work and live in and to be a solid, high-quality financial resource,” said E. David Locke, Chairman and CEO of McFarland State Bank, “We are stronger together, and I believe our partnership with Habitat allows our communities to thrive.”