Business and community leaders, educators and TruMark Financial employees from across the Philadelphia region gathered at the Abington Art Center, in Jenkintown on Wednesday, Oct. 6 to kiss or feed a pot-bellied pig, named Raines, at TruMark Financial® Credit Union’s Feed-Or-Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser. The event raised more than $20,000 in support of financial literacy programs in local schools. There was much love for Raines, as participants had the choice of kissing or feeding him.
The fundraiser is a component of TruMark Financial’s Building Financial Futures initiative. Funds raised will be donated in the form of grants to area schools to provide students with the tools needed to learn the basics 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 (https://www.farzyshow.com) was the event emcee.
The following local businesses sent representatives to participate in the event:
- Liz Gohl – TruMark Financial
- Dan Douglass – TruMark Financial
- Rebecca Salt – TruMark Financial
- Jacob Reed and Max Grossman – Freedom Mortgage®
To date, TruMark Financial has donated more than $350,000 to area schools in need of personal finance resources. The grants have been used to purchase resources such as calculators, computer software, and textbooks to help teach the value of saving and the importance of managing money responsibly. To learn more about the credit union’s Financial Literacy Fundraisers visit: www.trumarkonline.org/bff.