TruMark Financial® Credit Union’s Ninth Annual Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser was held at the Abington Art Center on October 2, 2019. The event featured business and community leaders who kissed a pot-bellied pig named Raines, to raise awareness and funds to support financial literacy programs in local schools. Radio personality Marc Farzetta, from 97.5 FM The FANATIC, kissed the pig and emceed the event. Matteo Iadonisi, community journalist, 6abc Action News, was a special guest who shared insights on the importance of financial literacy, then planted a kiss on Raines while wearing a GoPro camera on his head.
The Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser is a component of TruMark Financial’s “Building Financial Futures” initiative.
With the more than $35,000 raised, the credit union will award area schools grants to purchase materials to teach the fundamentals of personal finance. This information will help them make informed financial decisions and secure a future of financial success.
The following businesses sent participants to pucker up at the event:
- Allstate Foundation
- Gilbertson Group
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Kershner Office Furniture
- KSM Architects
- LaSalle University
- Philadelphia 76ers
- TruMark Financial
- Universal Card Services
The following schools were represented by an enthusiastic pig kisser:
- Abraham Lincoln High School
- Archbishop Wood High School
- Baldi Middle School
- Bensalem High School
- Cheltenham High School
- Herbert Hoover Elementary School
- Maritime Academy Charter School
- Norristown High School
- Our Lady of Calvary School
- George School
- Jerome School
- Stephen Decatur Elementary School
To date, TruMark Financial has donated more than $325,000 to area schools. 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 TruMark Financial’s Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser visit: www.trumarkonline.org/bff.