Teachers, businesses, community leaders shared the love as they kissed a pig for a great cause
TruMark Financial’s 11th Financial Literacy Fundraiser raised awareness and funds for financial literacy programs in area schools
FORT WASHINGTON, PA (May 12, 2022) — Business and community leaders from across the Philadelphia region came together for a great cause and kissed a pot-bellied pig named Raines to raise awareness and funds in support of financial literacy programs in local schools. TruMark Financial® Credit Union’s Kiss–A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser took place on Wednesday, May 11, at the Abington Art Center.
The fundraiser is a component of TruMark Financial’s Building Financial Futures initiative and brings together educators, community and business leaders, and credit union employees to raise money for the privilege of kissing a pig. With the more than $20,000 raised, the credit union will award grants to the participating schools to use to purchase materials for teaching the fundamentals of personal finance. This information will help students make informed financial decisions and guide them to a future of financial success.
Philly sports-radio and podcast personality Marc Farzetta, host of the Farzy Show, emceed and Gina Gannon, Action News traffic reporter and one of FYI Philly hosts, attended as a special guest and shared some of her experiences and thoughts about the importance of educating youth about money management. Students and representatives from participating schools were also in attendance.
The following schools were represented by an enthusiastic pig kisser and will receive a financial grant from the event’s proceeds:
- Maritime Academy Charter School
- All Saints Day School
- George Washington High School
- Baldi Middle School
- Our Lady of Calvary
- Jerome School
- Bensalem High School
Participants from local businesses and organizations included:
- James Keating, KSM Architects
- Matt Gilbertson, The Gilbertson Group
- Steve Olson, TruMark Financial
- Ben Fetterman, TruMark Financial
- Breuer Kershner, Kershner Office Furniture
- Meghan Barish, Freedom Mortgage
- Wanda Amaro, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)
To date, TruMark Financial has donated more than $400,000 to area schools in need of personal finance resources. The grants have been used to purchase resources such as calculators, computer software, Chromebooks, and textbooks to help teach the value of saving and the importance of managing money responsibly. To learn more about TruMark Financial’s Financial Literacy Fundraisers visit: www.trumarkonline.org/bff.
Marc Farzetta, Philly sports-radio and podcast personality and host of the Farzy Show, emceed TruMark Financial’s Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser on May 11, at the Abington Art Center
Gina Gannon, Action News traffic reporter and one of the hosts of FYI Philly host was a special guest at TruMark Financial’s Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser. Gannon kissed the pig and shared some of her experiences and thoughts about the importance of educating youth about money management.
Business and community leaders from across the Philadelphia region came together for a great cause and kissed a pot-bellied pig to raise awareness and funds in support of financial literacy programs in local schools. TruMark Financial’s Kiss–A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser took place on May 11, at the Abington Art Center.
About TruMark Financial Credit Union
TruMark Financial is one of the strongest, most progressive credit unions in the nation, offering a full range of banking, investing, and insurance services to more than mem 135,783 members in Southeastern Pa.
Founded in 1939, TruMark Financial is headquartered in Fort Washington, Pa., and has approximately $2.9 billion in assets through its 24 branches, Call Center, and a suite of innovative online and mobile banking services. To learn more about TruMark Financial, visit www.trumarkonline.org or call 1-877-TRUMARK. Connect with TruMark Financial at www.facebook.com/trumarkonline and twitter.com/trumarkonline.