News & Events

Being involved with the communities that we serve is not just something we pledge. It's something we uphold and feel privileged to do. Whether we're donating time, money, or service, it's not uncommon to see a Liberty Bank employee at local events and organizations. In fact...

  • Liberty Bank has awarded over $250,000 to Riverbend students in college scholarships to help strengthen our communities and its members.
  • Liberty Bank and its employees regularly donate over $100,000 and hundreds of volunteer hours each year to help support our community.

See what all Liberty Bank is working on to improve banking for you.

Community Involvement


Summer Movie Nights

Join Liberty Bank in our 6th year partnering with Glazebrook Park for Summer Movie Night's 2016 season. Click here for details.

This year's movies include:

  • Big Hero 6 - June 10
  • Minions - July 8
  • Inside Out - August 12

Liberty Bank Awards 2016 Scholarships

Liberty Bank is proud to recognize the four recipients of its 2016 Liberty Bank Scholarships award:

• Maika Miller of Alton High School

• Dylan Wilson of Civic Memorial High School

• Megan Grove of Marquette Catholic High School

• Emily Hays of Southwestern High School


This year's Scholarship Selection Committee was lead by the bank's Mark Cousley, who said "The committee received applications from many worthy candidates for the awards, which made selecting the four winners challenging. Congratulations to Maika, Dylan, Megan, and Emily for their accomplishments and best wishes to each for continued success."


Established in 2001, the Liberty Bank Scholarship Program awards a total of $4,000 to each winning student . The monetary award is paid out in four annual installments of $1,000. The scholarship committee selects one winner from Alton High School, Civic Memorial High School, Marquette Catholic High School and a fourth at-large scholarship for a student from any other area high school.

"The Liberty Bank Scholarship Program is one of the community programs we are pleased to provide. Each year we distribute $16,000 to sixteen current and past winners to assist with their educational expenses. With the monetary award commitments to our four 2016 winners, the bank has now surpassed $250,000 in scholarship awards. Our goal with the program is to honor young residents who are excellent students, emerging leaders and who demonstrate a commitment to giving back to their respective communities," stated Liberty Bank President Dale Blachford.

Liberty Bank is a locally owned community bank with locations in Alton, Godfrey and Bethalto. Additional information about the bank can be found at bankliberty.com or by calling 618-462-7000.

Liberty Bank's 3s For The Money Awards $2500+

Liberty Bank's Tradition of supporting local high school with the "3s For The Money" basketball promotion recently concluded for the 2015-16 season. This season marked the 5th year of the promotion and resulted in $2,560 being distributed to the four participating area high schools.


During the high school basketball season, Liberty Bank once again partnered with Alton High School, Civic Memorial High School, East Alton-Wood River High School and Marquette Catholic High School on the promotion.


"Working with each of the schools on this has been a pleasure. As a strong community supporter, we are proud to provide some much needed funds to the high schools with our unique 3s For The Money campaign," says Liberty Bank Vice President Bret Mayberry. "The Redbirds, Eagles, Oilers and Explorers varsity players combined for a total of 256 3-pointers made during home games this season, with each made shot being worth $10 for their school. Liberty Bank is pleased to have awarded nearly $12,000 thus far with the 3s promotion and we look forward to delivering more 3s For The Money winnings to each high school in the coming seasons."


Each school's progress throughout the season is tracked on a tote board located in their high school gym. At conclusion of the season, each school is presented a check for that season's winnings. The funds will be used by each of the participating schools for a worthy cause at their school.


The bank's 3s For The Money promotion program also includes a 3-point half-time shooting competition which selects one lucky fan for at each home game. The fan gets the opportunity to win up to $100 cash.




Past Events

Godfrey Summer Movie Program - June 2-6, 2014

LLiberty Bank is pleased to have sponsored the Godfrey Summer Movie Program again in 2014. We celebrated our customers at each branch throughout the week.

Bob Ramsey Seminar - February 18, 2014

Liberty Bank was proud to present another Bob Ramsey Seminar - Customer Acquisition Management.

bob ramsey seminar

Free Gas Friday - July 25, 2013

Gas is like gold these days, so Liberty Bank was proud to help lighten up this burden for some our customers! Each location provided a $100 Gas Gift Card to a lucky winner.

free gas friday

Summer Movie Night - June 20, 2013

Liberty Bank teamed up with Glazebrook Park to sponsor a showing of Madagascar 3. Over 400 people attended and enjoyed the 150 free bags of popcorn provided by Liberty Bank.

summer movie night

Customer Appreciation Week - May 13 – 17, 2013

Cash Giveaways

Our customers are very important to us, so we decided to reward a few of you with cash prizes…just because. Fifty customers received $5, eight customers received $50, and one grand prize winner received $250!

cash giveaways

Dinner On Us

Liberty Bank was proud to sponsor our annual free dinner at each of our locations. Customers enjoyed free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and cold drinks, while entering for a chance to win our cash giveaways!

dinner on us