Mercantile Endowment Fund

Mercantile Trust & Savings Bank began celebrating its 100th anniversary in April 2006 by presenting a gift to the community where it all began establishing the Mercantile Endowment Fund.

“Mercantile established this permanent endowment fund as recognition to its Quincy beginning and future, on behalf of all who began, and through the generations who have supported the bank as a customer, owner, employee or director,” Ted T. Awerkamp, bank president and CEO said about the gift.  “We take great pride in our heritage, and we believe the Mercantile Endowment Fund is a great way to honor the bank’s centennial celebration and continue the legacy our predecessors established and our current team maintains.”

Mercantile has supported this community for 100 years.  The bank has also supported the Community Foundation from its inception.  Establishing the fund to support charitable organizations signifies bank leadership’s confidence in the Community Foundation, and more importantly, in the future of our community.


Anyone can make a gift to any fund at any time to help it grow. To make a gift to the Mercantile Endowment Fund, please click here.