Junior Achievement and 1st Source Bank announce $10,000 contribution and matching campaign

LaPorte, IN – 1st Source Bank presented a $10,000 grant to Junior Achievement (JA) to provide additional JA Personal Finance courses for area students. The funds will also provide opportunities for area students to participate in JA’s innovative BizTown and FinancePark programming based in Fort Wayne.
1st Source awarded the funds to Junior Achievement at check presentations at LaPorte High School and Westville High School. In LaPorte, 1st Source’s Mark Manering and Patrick Spence presented the contribution and in Westville, Banking Center Manager Sarah Hodum presented the donation to students during the personal finance class she has been teaching. 1st Source also announced a matching campaign to assist JA in raising additional funds.
“At 1st Source Bank we know that people are more successful in life when they know how to properly plan for their financial future,” said Hodum. “JA teaches financial education to children better than anyone and has a lifelong impact. By supporting JA we are making an investment in our future and we invite area businesses and community leaders to join us with this effort.”
To encourage participation, 1st Source Bank will donate $1 to JA for every $2 contributed up to $75,000 in both 2016 and 2017. The funds will be allocated to LaPorte County and six other counties in our region. Those interested in contributing should contact Junior Achievement.
Junior Achievement is the world’s oldest and largest provider of economic education for young people. JA brings caring, trained adults into the classroom to deliver relevant and engaging lessons on workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Within the Michiana community, JA will reach over 25,500 students during the current school year. For more information on how to help empower young people to own their economic future, visit www.jani.org.
1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has assets of $5.2 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. The Corporation includes 80 banking centers, 22 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group locations nationwide, eight Trust and Wealth Management locations and ten 1st Source Insurance offices. For more than 150 years, 1st Source has been committed to the success of the communities it serves.  For more information, visit www.1stsource.com.
LaPorte High School Photo: (back row, left to right) Austin Trinkle, 1st Source’s Patrick Spence and Mark Mannering, JA Board Member Crystal Williams-French, JA’s Lisa Scheller, Teacher Tami Maxey; (front row, left to right) 1st Source’s Danielle Eigenmann, Jacob Kemiel, Kalen Scheffer and Shaman Kettler.
Westville High School Photo: 1st Source’s Sarah Hodum presenting contribution to JA’s Beth Harsh and Lisa Scheller and students from Westville High School.
Media Contact: Angie Dvorak, (574) 235-2000