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Contribution will support life skills and leadership training for underserved youth in Lancaster City.
Lancaster, Pa. (April 17, 2023) – Fulton Bank, a subsidiary of Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT), has donated $22,500 to Bench Mark Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fitness-based mentoring, academic coaching, and career counseling to under-served youth.
A $15,000 donation through Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program will help expand the Student Leadership Program, which provides training to transform students into Bench Mark Program peer mentors and employees. Fulton also donated $7,500 through the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.
“One of the focus areas of our Fulton Forward® initiative is workforce development,” said Phil Smith, Senior Vice President and Regional Commercial Executive for Fulton Bank. “We’re grateful for Bench Mark’s work in helping to develop the next generation of leaders in our community.”
Bench Mark Program provides a continuum of care through a range of programs that support youth in the detention center, the probation department, within their schools, and in their community. It recently moved to a new, expanded facility at 102 South Prince Street. Bench Mark worked with Fulton Bank for financing to support renovation of its new facility.
“Each of our students has different goals. They could be trying to graduate from high school, land their first job, build more self-confidence, or surround themselves with more positive people,” said Will Kiefer, Founder & Executive Director of Bench Mark. “The support of Fulton Bank and others in our community is an important part of turning those goals into reality.”
In the photo, left to right, are: Phil Smith, Regional Commercial Executive; Will Kiefer, Executive Director of Bench Mark Program; Christie Eachus, Market Manager; Mark Katkovcin, Consumer Sales Manager; and Josh Griffith, Commercial Banking Team Leader.
About Bench Mark Program
Bench Mark Program was founded in order to provide a long-term support network for underserved youth. Fitness is the tool that we use to create a safe and fun space to connect with positive mentors and role models. Our mentors teach life skills and provide leadership training that leads our students to reduce risky behavior, get on track toward graduation, and enter the workforce in a field that interests them. Learn more at www.benchmarkprogram.org.
About Fulton Bank, N.A.
Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Fulton Bank is a premier community bank in the Mid-Atlantic region. As a subsidiary of Fulton Financial Corporation, a $26 billion financial services holding company, Fulton Bank offers a broad array of products and services at more than 200 financial centers across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. At Fulton Bank, we seek to change lives for the better by building strong customer relationships, providing significant community support and empowering more than 3,300 employees to do the same. Through the Fulton Forward® initiative, we’re helping build vibrant communities. Learn more at www.FultonBank.com. Fulton Bank, N.A., Member FDIC.