1st Source donates $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
1st Source Bank has donated $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to assist with the capital campaign for a new Duneland Club. Regional President Matt Vessely and Banking Center Manager Tricia Lahey recently presented the donation to Club President Ryan Smiley and kids during the Club’s after-school activities.
”1st Source Bank is pleased to make this $25,000 contribution to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County,” said Vessely. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact the new Duneland Club will have on so many children in our area.”
“The academic success of our Club members extends beyond the school day,” states Smiley. “In fact, when surveyed, 70% of our Club members report that they don’t skip school and 65% report that they have aspirations to attend college after graduating from high school. 1st Source Bank’s gift of $25,000 will help us build new ‘classrooms’ in our Club allowing us to provide more tutoring space, an area for our STEM programming, or a state-of-the-art computer lab where children can explore and learn more – and continue to create positive outcomes regarding their academic success.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Duneland Club’s Capital Campaign has reached 78% of its $4 million goal “We are so close to having this new Club for the youth and families of Chesterton. Our groundbreaking is on the horizon, and we look forward to bringing this new and expanded Club to the community,” states Smiley.