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At State Nebraska Bank & Trust, we believe community investment is a priority.  That’s what makes us unique in our approach to hometown banking.

Watch Our Employees Share Why They Give Back and Invest

Without the business from our customers in Wayne and the surrounding area, we realize we could not be the successful bank we are today for more than one hundred years.  We give back to show our appreciation, but also because we believe it is the right thing to do to.  Local investment creates a healthy, strong place to work, live, raise a family and more.

Matthew Ley



We support all of our employees with their volunteer efforts in the community, whether during banking hours or after. Our employees have volunteered with community organizations like TeamMates, Rotary, Wayne Community Chest, WAED/Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Elementary Boosters, Kiwanis, and more.

hours volunteered by our employees to community organizations

community organizations our employees have volunteered for

Our Employees are Committed to the Community

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At SNB, we give where we live. That’s why we donate to local non-profit organizations and causes like Haven House, Wayne Community Chest, Wayne State College, Wayne Community Schools, the Majestic Theatre and more. We also match our employees’ donations to Wayne Community Chest 100%, making SNB the largest local contributor to the Wayne Community Chest campaign each year. In 2021, our combined donation with employees to the Wayne Community Chest came to nearly $5,000.

Our Community Investments


to the Wayne Area Legacy Fund in 2017


to Providence Medical Center in 2017


to WSC Men’s Basketball Program for locker room renovation in 2015


donated to Wayne State College since its founding


employee participation in 2014-2021 Wayne Community Chest Campaigns


employee funds matched and donated by SNB to the Wayne Community Chest Campaigns


employee participation in Haven House's Denim Days for 2018 to 2021


employee funds were matched and donated by SNB to Haven House Denim Days


Since the start of this program, we have awarded nearly 40 businesses with Main Street Vinyl grants, investing $16,000 in window graphics to create bold new looks to our downtown area.

Our Scholarships Invest in the Future

SNB donates over $18,000 in scholarships each year to talented young leaders.

Teaching Excellence

We also recognize outstanding teaching at Wayne State College through the SNB Teaching Excellence Award.  David Ley, the bank’s chairman of the board, established the award in 1998 as a way of recognizing and strengthening outstanding teaching at Wayne State.

This prestigious honor is awarded on the basis of rigorous standards that require a superior level of effective teaching.  Recipients are recognized during spring commencement at WSC and receive a gift of $1,200 from SNB.

Recent recipients include: