At State Nebraska Bank & Trust, we believe community investment is a priority.  That’s what makes us unique in our approach to hometown banking.

Without the business from our customers in Wayne and the surrounding area, we realize we could not be the successful bank we are today for more than one hundred years.  We give back to show our appreciation, but also because we believe it is the right thing to do to.  Local investment creates a healthy, strong place to work, live, raise a family and more.

Matthew Ley



We support all of our employees with their volunteer efforts in the community, whether during banking hours or after.  Our employees have volunteered with community organizations such as Teammates, Rotary, United Way, WAED/Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Elementary Boosters, Kiwanis, and more.

hours volunteered by our employees to community organizations

community organizations our employees have volunteered for

Our Employees are Committed to the Community

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SNB donates to charitable causes such as the Wayne Tornado Relief Fund, Haven House, TeamMates, and institutions like Wayne State College and Wayne Community Schools.  We also match every employees’ donation to United Way 100%, making SNB the largest local contributor to the Wayne United Way campaign.


to the Wayne Area Legacy Fund in 2017


to Providence Medical Center in 2017


to WSC Men’s Basketball Program for locker room renovation in 2015


donated to Wayne State College since its founding


employee participation in 2014-2017 Wayne United Way Campaigns


employee funds matched and donated by SNB to the Wayne United Way Campaigns


employee participation in Haven House's Denim Days for 2017


employee funds were matched and donated by SNB to Haven House Denim Days


Since the start of this program, we have awarded 35 businesses with Main Street Vinyl grants, investing over $14,000 in window graphics to create bold new looks to our downtown area.


Every year, SNB provides one year’s worth of tuition at Wayne State College to three outstanding seniors at Wayne High School through the SNB Community Scholarship.  These scholarships help continue the education of Wayne’s students toward a bright future.

This has been a long tradition of investing in the future of our community’s youth.  For more than 50 years, SNB has been providing scholarship to students at Wayne State College.

Here are some of our most recent recipients:

Teaching Excellence

We also recognize outstanding teaching at Wayne State College through the SNB Teaching Excellence Award.  David Ley, the bank’s chairman of the board, established the award in 1998 as a way of recognizing and strengthening outstanding teaching at Wayne State.

This prestigious honor is awarded on the basis of rigorous standards that require a superior level of effective teaching.  Recipients are recognized during spring commencement at WSC and receive a gift of $1,200 from SNB.

Recent recipients include: