Supporting Champions For Learning

Fifth Third Bank Awards Grant for Champions For Learning’s Student Programs

(January 15, 2024) Fifth Third Bank awarded The Education Foundation of Collier County – Champions For Learning a $4,851.50 grant to support our array of Student Programs. Through their investment, Fifth Third Bank has provided Champions For Learning with the tools and resources needed to prepare more students in Collier County for their future learning and career goals.

“We are so grateful to Fifth Third for their continued partnership and support of the important work we do to ensure that our students are educated and empowered to choose and navigate their own path to success,” said Barbara Evans, President and CEO of Champions For Learning. “Our community partners like Fifth Third are so vital to the success of our organization in carrying out our mission.”

Fifth Third has been a generous supporter of Champions For Learning over the past 25 years.

About Champions For Learning™

Founded in 1990, the Education Foundation of Collier County – Champions For Learning’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for educational success by investing in Collier’s students and educators. Our Student Programs are designed to equip and prepare students for their future learning and career goals, and our Educator Programs are designed to value, empower, and support our educators to experience professional success. We are the lead organization facilitating Future Ready Collier, a collective impact initiative designed to build an educational pipeline for college, career, and life readiness. Recognized as the education foundation serving Collier County by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, Champions For Learning serves as a unifying force within the community by driving collective action towards the common goal of student and educator success.

Champions For Learning is a volunteer driven organization. Of the nearly 500 people who volunteer with us each year, more than 240 dedicate two to four hours of their time to our organization every week. With dedicated volunteers and a committed administrative team, Champions For Learning embodies the belief that education is everything! For more information about Champions For Learning or to see more of our work, visit our website.

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third is a bank that’s as long on innovation as it is on history. Since 1858, we’ve been helping individuals, families, businesses and communities grow through smart financial services that improve lives. Our list of firsts is extensive, and it’s one that continues to expand as we explore the intersection of tech-driven innovation, dedicated people and focused community impact. Fifth Third is one of the few U.S.-based banks to have been named among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® for several years.  With a commitment to taking care of our customers, employees, communities and shareholders, our goal is not only to be the nation’s highest performing regional bank, but to be the bank people most value and trust.

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