Every year Ascentra generously gives staff the opportunity to participate in our very own Steppin’ Up program. This special program allots $50 to participating staff members to pay it forward and touch the lives of others by surprising people in the community with random acts of kindness.   This year, 126 of our staff gave… Read More


Our Ascentra family stepped up for a special Casual for a Cause day raising a whopping $791 for a special Ascentra family member, Maddie Wright. Maddie is the daughter of our own Mortgage Loan Officer Shawn Wright, and has been courageously battling melanoma cancer since March of last year. Recently, t-shirts were created to show… Read More


MUSCATINE, IOWA – Delbert Williams and his wife Sue were devastated after receiving unexpected news from doctors that would change their lives forever—cancer.  Delbert, or known to many as “Del”, was diagnosed with unresectable lung cancer and when the employees at Ascentra Credit Union heard the news, they wanted to help out. Del is a Muscatine,… Read More


Saturday, April 28th is Pay It Forward Day and we are celebrating with a month of giving! Inspired by the popular music video “God’s Plan” from Grammy award-winning artist Drake, throughout the past month, we have been busy surprising people in the community by buying groceries and coffee for unsuspecting shoppers, providing needed classroom supplies at a local school,… Read More


The River Bend Foodbank recently kicked off their Community Hunger Drive to raise awareness and end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.   On Presidents Day, we had our annual Ascending to Excellence training and team building day, but it wasn’t all work—together, we filled the Ascentra van full of non-perishable food items, racking… Read More


Ascentra is known for paying it forward in the region and wants to celebrate the upcoming International Pay it Forward Day on April 28 in a way that  inspires others to pay it forward themselves. Throughout the past few weeks, the Ascentra team has been busy surprising shoppers, teachers, students, and organizations from Clinton to… Read More


CLINTON, IOWA – In the middle of winter, local news broke about a horrific scene of neglected and abused pit bulls in Clinton, Iowa that captivated the attention of many throughout the region.  The Clinton Humane Society took in the eight dogs right away and have been nursing them back to health, but the non-profit… Read More


Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge!  This year, 292 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– awesome job first graders!  Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 24th where each student was awarded with a certificate… Read More


The snow didn’t stop our little readers from coming out to celebrate their reading efforts for the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge Saturday, Feb. 10th!  This is the 9th year for the Scottie Reads program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 193 North Scott first graders completed the… Read More