WaterStone Bank is celebrating its 90th anniversary by donating $90,000 to local charities and schools. Recipients will be chosen by community residents, with the top charity or school receiving $30,000 and the next four receiving $15,000 each. Votes are being tallied throughout the month of April and can be submitted at wsbonline.com. Voters are able to choose from a list of non-profits as well as submit their own. Journey House, the lead agency for the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative in Clarke Square, is on the list.
Journey House was established in 1969 and strives to “increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families, and revitalize neighborhoods.” WaterStone Bank started in 1921 as Wauwatosa Building & Loan in the Village of Wauwatosa. Since then, it has gone through name changes, becoming WaterStone Bank in May 2008.