Bank distributes Financial Literacy Grants through FUTURES Foundation

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SunTrust Bank recently awarded $16,780 in Financial Literacy Grants to seven school projects across Volusia County which combine entrepreneurism and financial literacy. SunTrust funded a total of $25,000 through FUTURES Foundation, which facilitated the application process for this school year’s grants. The remaining funds shall be distributed during the 2016-17 school year.

SunTrust representatives Dennis Casey and Robert Ludlow Jr., second and third from left, are shown with Seabreeze Teacher Carolyn Abramski (kneeling) and one of her classes, which will use a SunTrust Financial Literacy Grant to manufacture a variety of Sand Crab marketing items in their project titled “Sand Crab Love.”
SunTrust representatives Dennis Casey and Robert Ludlow Jr., second and third from left, are shown with Seabreeze Teacher Carolyn Abramski (kneeling) and one of her classes, which will use a SunTrust Financial Literacy Grant to manufacture a variety of Sand Crab marketing items in their project titled “Sand Crab Love.”

The following teachers and schools received funding: Carolyn Abramski, Seabreeze High School, “Sand Crab Love”; Brett Brandner, DeLand High School, “Citrus Revival”; Jacqueline Collom, Atlantic High School, “Shark Cove Café Farm to Table Project”; Maria O’Brien, Deltona High School, “Markubater”; Chris DeRosier, Galaxy Middle School, “Making Money Ice”; Nancy Whitaker, Heritage Middle School, “Blended Learning Experience”; and Michael Strahan, Edgewater Public School, “The Business of Imagination.”

FUTURES Foundation is a nonprofit, direct support organization founded in 1985 to support Volusia County Schools. The Foundation’s board of directors consists of Volusia County business and civic leaders whose mission is to promote and achieve educational excellence within Volusia County Public Schools.

For more information about FUTURES Foundation, call 386-255-6475, ext. 50730.

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