TruMark Financial’s eighth annual Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser was held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown. The fundraiser is a component of TruMark Financial’s initiative, Building Financial Futures. This fundraiser brought together educators, community and business leaders, and credit union employees to raise money for the privilege of kissing a pig. Funds raised at this event allows area schools to provide students with the tools needed to learn the basics of personal finance. Armed with the fundamentals of saving, borrowing, and investing, students will be able to make more informed decisions and to secure a future filled with financial success.
To date, TruMark Financial has donated more than $250,000 to area schools in need of personal finance resources. Local schools used the grants to purchase resources such as calculators, computer software, and textbooks to help teach the value of saving and the importance of managing money responsibly.
The 2018 Building Financial Futures Classic which was held on Monday, July 23, raised more than $25,000 with a focus on financial literacy. Golfers enjoyed a great day of golf in spite of a few rain showers. Special thanks to our vendors who sponsored the event and local businesses that donated items for the silent auction table. Your support helped make this year’s golf outing a huge success.
TruMark Financial hosted its 11th annual Financial Jeopardy competition on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at its headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa. The Financial Jeopardy competition, a spin-off of the long-running nightly quiz show that airs on 6ABC in Philadelphia, tests students’ personal finance knowledge in categories such as banking, credit, taxes, budgeting, and investments. At the end of the competition, three scholarships were awarded – a $5,000 grand prize, a $3,000 second prize, and a $2,000 third prize – to the students who fared best in the Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy rounds of the competition. In addition to the top three prizes, each of the other contestants received a $200 scholarship.
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, TruMark Financial sponsored Lyrics and Literacy at Glaziers Hall in Philadelphia, an event which featured DJ Brian Hotard and three local bands:
Thank you to all those who attended and rocked the day away with great tunes and food in support of financial literacy efforts in local schools.