Junior Achievement and 1st Source Bank announce $3,000 contribution and matching campaign

Knox, IN – 1st Source Bank has presented Junior Achievement (JA) a generous $3,000 grant that will provide additional JA Personal Finance courses for students in Starke County. The funds will also provide opportunities for area students to participate in JA’s innovative BizTown and FinancePark programming based in Fort Wayne.
 
Judy Caudill, 1st Source Knox Banking Center Manager, presented the donation to Lisa Scheller, JA Area Director and Bridget Markin, JA Board Member, during a personal finance course she was teaching to students at Knox High School. She was joined by Knox teacher Rose Lowry. Caudill also announced a matching campaign 1st Source has initiated 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 Caudill. “JA teaches financial education to children better than anyone and also inspires kids to be our future entrepreneurs. 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 Starke 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 $5.25 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.
 
Photographed, left to right: Bridget Markin, Lisa Scheller, Rose Lowry, Judy Caudill
 
Media Contact: Angie Dvorak, (574) 235-2000
 
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