Old National donates $1M following Louisville shooting
Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB) on Monday announced $1 million in donations following the fatal shooting at an Old National Bank branch in Louisville earlier this month. The majority of donations are earmarked to provide additional support and care for those impacted by the shooting.
On April 10, an employee of the bank branch opened fire, killing five people and wounding eight others, including two Louisville police officers. The gunman, 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon, was killed by police.
In response, Old National said it will donate $600,000 to the Love for Louisville Old National Survivors Fund, a GoFundMe account established by the Community Foundation of Louisville to provide direct financial assistance to the survivors of those who were killed, as well as those directly affected by the shooting.
“Old National is committed to providing continued care and support to all our impacted team members and the families of those who lost their loved ones,” Old National Bank CEO Jim Ryan said in a news release. “We are grateful to our friends at the Community Foundation of Louisville for establishing this additional source of support for those impacted. This newly created fund will provide an opportunity for those yearning to help to have a direct impact.”
An additional $150,000 each will be donated to the Louisville Metro Police Foundation in support of Officer Nickolas Wilt, who was shot in the head while responding to the shooting, as well as the University of Louisville Hospital Trauma Center.
Old National is also donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
“From law enforcement representatives who risked their lives to first responders and the amazing team at the University of Louisville Hospital Trauma Center, there were so many brave and selfless individuals who emerged to care for our Old National family members,” said Ryan. “We hope that these gifts reflect our immense gratitude for these heroes and our appreciation for the work of the American Red Cross to ensure life-saving blood is available during the most critical time of need.”
Old National Bancorp. is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana.