Indiana BANKPAC, the political action committee of the Indiana Bankers Association, is an independent, volunteer group whose membership consists of bank directors, officers, administrative personnel and others interested in the direction of the banking industry. It offers Indiana bankers a voice in state and national politics through campaign contributions.
Indiana BANKPAC is divided into two funds, state and federal, and accepts contributions to both. All contributions to Indiana BANKPAC are dedicated solely for political campaign support for individual candidates and committees for state legislative, congressional and senatorial contests.
Individuals can donate to Indiana BANKPAC in several ways, including one-time direct contributions, BANKPAC sweepstakes entries, payroll deduction implemented by participating banks, and silent auction donations and purchases.
Corporate contributions to Indiana BANKPAC are permitted from state-chartered institutions and holding companies with their own bylaws that are separate entities from the bank. These can include one-time direct contributions, BANKPAC sweepstakes entries and silent auction donations.
Learn how Indiana BANKPAC works and why it matters to the banking industry's future success in a campaign video created in 2018. Plus learn how Direct Lobbying, Grassroots Advocacy and Indiana BANKPAC all work together, and depend on one another, to help the banking industry succeed in a special IBA Grassroots Advocacy and BANKPAC infographic flyer.
For Ambassadors of Strategic Advocacy, find helpful resources and more information below on how to operate a successful Indiana BANKPAC campaign in the bank.
Indiana BANKPAC Campaign Kit
Blue Jeans for BANKPAC Flyer
Silent Auction Donation Form
The success of Indiana BANKPAC is a result of the collective efforts of hundreds of individual bankers, banks, associate members and others pooling their resources to make a larger impact. View the results of the 2019 Indiana BANKPAC campaign to see those who stepped up to significantly support BANKPAC. The results show which banks achieved their fair share goal, BANKPAC 200% Club and the special recognition awards for "Most Dollars Raised" and "Highest Percentage of Fair Share Raised." Additionally, it includes individuals and other organizations that contributed $100 or more to support BANKPAC.
Disclaimer: The political purpose of Indiana BANKPAC is to provide the opportunity for individuals interested in the future of the banking industry to contribute to the support of worthy candidates for state and federal office who believe in the principles to which the industry is dedicated. You have the right to refuse to contribute without any reprisal. The suggested amounts are only suggestions, more or less than the suggested amounts may be given, and the amount given or the refusal to give will not benefit or disadvantage the individual being solicited. Federal law requires Indiana BANKPAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose federal contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. State law requires Indiana BANKPAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose state contributions exceed $100 in a calendar year. Contributions to BANKPAC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.