August 27, 2019
Bill and Joan Reiling have received the 2019 Catholic Charities Life of Distinction award, an honor given to those who live Catholic Charities’ mission through volunteerism, service and advocacy.
The couple will be recognized at the Catholic Charities Saint Nicholas Dinner, taking place Dec. 5. Bill Reiling founded Sunrise Banks and his son, David Reiling, is the bank’s current Chief Executive Officer.
Bill and Joan have been supporting Catholic Charities for more than three decades, providing philanthropic efforts to create the Dorothy Day Center in downtown St. Paul nearly 40 years ago and continuing to work with the organization today.
The couple provided capital funding to support the construction of Dorothy Day Place, which will be completed in the fall. The new facility will provide additional resources and shelter units for homeless individuals in the Twin Cities.
“Through their outstanding leadership and longtime support, Bill and Joan ensure that Catholic Charities can say ‘yes,’ when we are called on by the community to step up,” said Tim Marx, President and CEO of Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities has been serving vulnerable individuals for 150 years, and empowers marginalized communities through advocacy and social services. Catholic Charities is the largest comprehensive social service nonprofit in the greater Twin Cities area.
About Sunrise Banks: Sunrise Banks, N.A., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks to radically change the way urban communities and people thrive by empowering them to achieve financial wellness. Sunrise is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation earned by approximately 100 banks nationwide. Sunrise Banks is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a public benefit corporation and is a certified B Corp for its demonstrated commitment to transparent corporate governance and positive community impact. Visit Sunrise Banks at SunriseBanks.com, on Twitter @SunriseBanks, or on Facebook. Member FDIC.