Dennis has sponsored a table at Denim ‘N Diamonds since day one. He supports the Foundation individually and through the bank he works at.
Dennis Wallace is a name many know around town, especially those who bank at Wyoming Bank & Trust. That’s because Dennis has been with the bank for 41 years, and a banker for nearly so. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board. “The bank is basically a family business, now,” says Dennis, whose son Jeff is the bank’s current CEO.
Dennis and his former wife, Dianne, who passed away in 2007, have a long history of supporting the Cheyenne Regional Foundation. Dennis served on the Cheyenne Regional Board for over nine years starting in 1985, and was board president from 1990 to 1993, and again in 1995: “During that time, I got involved with the Foundation and helped Bill Nichols make it more of a functioning body.”
Dennis has sponsored a table at Denim ‘N Diamonds since day one. He supports the Foundation individually and through the bank he works at. His son, Jeff, has followed in his philanthropic footsteps and also gives to the Foundation. “The Foundation has purchased a lot of equipment for the hospital over the years-equipment hospital administrators may not have been able to acquire themselves,” says Dennis who sees being a donor as a good way to stay involved in the hospital.
In the past, Dennis was active in several community groups and boards, including the Cheyenne Airport Board and working as a volunteer EMT and fireman. He played a major role in the merger of Memorial Hospital and DePaul Hospital in late 1992, forming United Medical Center which is now Cheyenne Regional. Today, he keeps himself busy in his semi-retirement at the bank and traveling between homes with his new wife, Sandra. “She was my high school sweetheart,” says Dennis. The couple splits their time between Cheyenne, Ohio and Arizona. Whenever they get a chance, they visit their grand kids: “We have eight altogether, ranging from age six to 24.”