Junior Achievement and 1st Source Bank announce $23,000 contribution and matching campaign

Benton Harbor, MI – Junior Achievement (JA) is excited to announce a generous $23,000 grant from  1st Source Bank that will 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’s Kim Richardson presented the donation to Junior Achievement and announced a 1st Source matching campaign to assist JA in raising additional funds. The announcement was made at ‘JA in a Day’ in which 13 1st Source volunteers spent the day teaching JA’s financial literacy classes to students at STEAM Academy at MLK.
“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 Richardson. “JA teaches financial education to children better than anyone and by supporting them we are making an investment in our future. 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 across seven counties in our region, just as 1st Source’s $23,000 contribution to JA in Berrien and Cass Counties was part of a larger $75,000 contribution.
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 81 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. 
Photo: 1st Source Bank volunteers present $23,000 donation to Junior Achievement at ‘JA in a Day’ at  STEAM Academy at MLK.
Media Contact: Angie Dvorak, (574) 235-2000