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2015 Second Quarter Charity Announced!

April 2015

independence-incThe University National Bank has selected to support the local Independence, Inc. for its second quarter charity giving program. Since 1978, Independence, Inc. has served as a resource in Lawrence and Northeast Kansas through their mission to maximize the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, peer support, training, transportation and community education. As an Independent Living Center, they work with people with varying disabilities to live in the environments of their choice, and they offer options, resources and advocacy to help people live fulfilling lives. Their vision is to work together in transforming their communities to be the best places in which people with disabilities can live, learn, and work. For more information about Independence, Inc., please visit

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Corbett Joins The University National Bank Board of Directors

Lawrence, Kansas – August 20, 2014

The University National Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Corbett, President and CEO of the Kansas University Alumni Association, to its board of directors.

Corbett joined the KU Alumni Association in 2004. As President and CEO, Corbett oversees a staff of 43 and dedicates his time to strengthening communication and relationships with KU graduates, former students, parents and friends of the university.

“We are excited to have Kevin join the Board of The University National Bank,” said Bank President, Todd Sutherland. “His ties to the community will be invaluable to the bank and his record of achievement at the Alumni Association is unmatched. The Alumni Association has been revitalized under his leadership and is the envy of alumni groups nationwide.”

A native of Norman, Okla., Corbett is a 1988 graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in psychology. He began his professional work with the KU Endowment Association in 1988, and has held positions at the University of Georgia in Athens, the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, and Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison before returning to KU to serve in his alma mater.

In addition to Corbett, The University National Bank board of directors includes nine additional members. Other members are Sam Campbell, president and chairman of CritiTech, Inc., Mike Flory, principal in May-Way Farms of Douglas County, Tim Fritzel, president of Gene Fritzel Construction Co., Monte Johnson, long-time Lawrence resident and businessman, Dolph Simmons, III, president and director of operations of the Lawrence Journal-World, Gary Sollars, long-time Lawrence resident and retired principal in HRH Willis insurance, Perry Sutherland, vice president of Sutherland Lumber, Todd Sutherland, president of The University National Bank, and Dick Zinn, attorney and partner at Barber Emerson, L.C.


The University National Bank Gets Soaked for ALS Awareness

Lawrence, Kansas – August 15, 2014

The team at The University National Bank took an unconventional cold shower on Friday morning to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Accepting the #IceBucketChalleng, the viral campaign that has swept the nation, employees at UNB stood under a skid loader of ice-cold water. After officially accepting the #IceBucketChallenge, and further extending the challenge on to other Lawrence businesses, the ice water unloaded in a waterfall on to the employees. The University National Bank dedicated the challenge to longtime-friend and Lawrence businessman, Hiram Salvini, who lost his battle with ALS earlier this year.Since its inception just a month ago, the #IceBucketChallenge has boosted awareness and donations for the ALS Association. According to, in a year-to-year comparison, donations have risen from $1.4 million to $7.6 million. ALS Association has seen an increase of 145,198 in donors.ALS is a neurodegenerative disease and affects the brain and the spinal cord. As neuros degenerate and die off, patients of ALS lose their ability to move and speak, and the disease eventually leads to total paralysis and death. The average life expectancy for a patient of ALS is two to five years. Currently, there is only one FDA-approved drug for treatment.

For more information on the #IceBucketChallenge or to learn how you can donate to the ALS Association, visit

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