ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - June 03, 2016) - University Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of bank holding company University Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: UNIB), announced that it is hosting a fundraiser for the children in Flint on June 20th, 5pm to 8pm with speeches beginning at 6pm. Due to the generous charity of University Bank and local business owners 100% of donations will benefit the two main charities that feed children in Flint when they are not in school, "St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center Food Pantry" and "Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties". These charities are in real need as their budgets are stretched due to the crisis in Flint and summer is coming. Honored guests who are speaking include Flint's Mayor Karen Weaver, His Excellency the Bishop of Lansing Earl Boyea, Father Tom Firestone who is the pastor of the combined Catholic Parishes in Flint and the former Pastor of Ann Arbor's St. Mary's Student Parish at the University of Michigan, and Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County who will outline charity opportunities to meet the needs of local Washtenaw County children. The Feeding Children in Flint Fundraiser will be at University Bank's headquarters, 2015 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

More information about the charities, a link to donate to them, and additional information about the event is available at

University Bank's President Stephen Lange Ranzini noted, "We are honored that the Mayor of Flint and the Bishop of Lansing are both coming to University Bank to help raise money for these key Flint charities. Through generous donations Flint citizens are receiving much assistance, including donated clean water. Here is an opportunity for those who are more fortunate to help provide needed food to the children in Flint."

Ann Arbor-based University Bancorp owns 100% of University Bank which, together with its Michigan-based subsidiaries, holds and manages a total of over $18.4 billion in financial assets for over 115,000 customers, and our 347 employees make us the 9th largest bank based in Michigan. University Bank is an FDIC-insured, locally owned and managed community bank, and meets the financial needs of its community through its creative and innovative services. Founded in 1890, University Bank® is proud to have been selected as the "Community Bankers of the Year" by American Banker magazine and as the recipient of the American Bankers Association's Community Bank Award. University Bank's parent company, University Bancorp, was ranked as the #1 top performing publicly traded banking firm in the entire United States in 2015 based on average return on shareholders' equity according to American Banker magazine after being ranked as #2 in the entire United States from 2012-2014. University Bank is a Member FDIC.

Contact Information:

Stephen Lange Ranzini
President and CEO
Phone: 734-741-5858, Ext. 9226