WaterStone Bank Partners with Sophia's Heart






Wauwatosa, Wis. — 6/2/2014 WaterStone Bank announced today the release of a new variation of their jingle featuring teen voices from the Milwaukee nonprofit youth choir Sophia’s Heart.


Founded by American Idol alum and Milwaukee native Danny Gokey, the Sophia's Heart Foundation exists to help mend and heal the hearts of children and families who have been touched by poverty, sickness, disease, broken families and broken dreams.


This spring, the young members of the Sophia’s Heart choir met at Tanner‐Monagle Studios in Downtown Milwaukee to record new vocals for the jingle of one of their corporate sponsors, WaterStone Bank. For most of the youths, it was their first experience in a professional recording studio.


“I think they’re going to be very excited with the public exposure to hear their voices on the radio,” said Jeff Krumbein, director of the Sophia’s Heart choir. “They’ve never done this before. We all want to thank WaterStone Bank for their continued support.”


“I have had the pleasure of viewing Sophia’s Heart choir a few times,” said Doug Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer of WaterStone Bank. “These young men and women are not only talented but also have a passion for performing. Danny’s work to support these kids mirrors WaterStone’s efforts to support the youth of our community.”


Sophia’s Heart has been changing Milwaukee teens lives since the organization was founded in 2009.


“I’ve been in Sophia’ Heart since 8th grade,” said Esmeralda, one of the Sophia’s Heart choir members. “Before, I was a shy person, and this brought out my inner me. I never thought Sophia’s Heart would change me.”


A YouTube video of the Sophia’s Heart and WaterStone Bank recording session can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1kRwcRi.


About Sophia’s Heart

Sophia's Heart Foundation was inspired by the life of Sophia Gokey, Danny’s first wife. After Sophia died from a heart condition at the age of 27, the mission began to develop her legacy and to share the heart she possessed through a living, continual demonstration of her love. Sophia’s Heart Foundation aims to reach out and touch the hearts of children who share a need for restoration in various areas of their lives. Learn more about Sophia’s Heart at http://www.sophiasheart.org/.


About WaterStone Bank

WaterStone Bank was established in 1921 and offers a full suite of personal and business banking products. The Bank has branches in Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Franklin/Hales Corners, Germantown/Menomonee Falls, Oak Creek, Oconomowoc/Lake Country, Pewaukee, Waukesha/Brookfield, West Allis, Wisconsin and a commercial lending branch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WaterStone Bank is the parent company to Waterstone Mortgage, which offers mortgage banking offices in 22 states. For more information about the Bank, go to wsbonline.com.


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