ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- In the Rockford Public School District, the Better Schools, Brighter Future campaign could be getting a big boost from a local business. Alpine bank says if the community can raise $50,000 for the campaign in about two weeks, it will match the donations. The committee is trying to raise money to help promote District 205's bond referendum that will appear on the ballot next month. If approved, the referendum would pay for upgrades to all of the district's school buildings. Alpine Bank's chairman says it's really an investment in our community.
“We say all the time that Alpine Bank is as healthy as the community it serves, and that's true for other local businesses as well. And so, it's very much in the interest of everybody in this community to get behind and support this referendum for District 205,” said Rob Funderburg, Chairman of Alpine Bank.
You can donate money between now and October 26th at any alpine bank location.