Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay)’s employee-led fundraising campaign to commemorate Veterans Day netted $8,000 in community donations and bank matching funds. All money raised benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational scholarships for family members of disabled or deceased service members.
“We are so proud that our customers and the community joined us in demonstrating gratitude to those who serve in the military and their families,” said Brian Lamb, president of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay).
Donations received in Fifth Third (Tampa Bay)’s 47 banking centers in the four-county region totaled $3,600. The bank matched those donations and provided additional funds to bring the total to $8,000, which was recently presented to the Folds of Honor Foundation.
The donation was accepted on behalf of last year’s local Folds of Honor scholarship recipient, Peter Nguyen, a current student at the University of South Florida. His mother, Trish Nguyen, has a disability that was accrued over 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.
Before receiving the scholarship, Nguyen worked 40 hours per week to fund his education. Now Nguyen, a criminology student, is able to focus more on his studies and is much less stressed, he says. While his education is important to him personally, he says, serving as an example to his two younger siblings is even more critical.
“After all the sacrifices they’ve made for us, protecting our freedom and opportunities, military families are certainly deserving of our support as they pursue their own dreams,” said Lamb.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $118 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,322 full-service Banking Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,409 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 39% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC, formerly Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2012, had $291 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $25 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.