One of American Savings Bank’s community focus areas is supporting excellence in education. Our Bank for Education program, launched in 2010, was designed just for that purpose. Since its inception, ASB has contributed monies and arranged grants totaling more than $800,000 to public and private schools across the state.
The program starts with a campaign conducted every other year where schools have the opportunity to earn money for programs and projects they need. In 2013, 64 schools across the state participated in the campaign which involved customers opening a new qualified personal bank account and designating a local school who’d receive up to $20 per account. The schools that received the most designations in their enrollment category are eligible to apply for $50,000 grants from ASB.
Congratulations to the following schools who have earned the highest designations in their category. They are now eligible to apply for an additional charitable grant of $50,000 each:
WAIANAE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Oahu)
Large school category (>651 students)
KIPAPA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Oahu)
Medium schools (301 – 650 students)
SACRED HEARTS SCHOOL (Maui)
Small schools (<300 students)
The following schools are our top County winners for 2013 and are now eligible for an additional charitable grant of $10,000 each:
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL
WAIAKEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
KAPAA HIGH SCHOOL
These schools now join the previous campaign grant awardees as members of ASB’s Bank for Education Ohana which qualifies them for additional support from us. This support may be in the form of volunteer project help by our employees, sponsorships of other programs, scholarships, or additional funding for smaller projects during non-campaign years.