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TruMark hosts 11th annual Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser

Proceeds help schools, including Bensalem High School, purchase materials for teaching the fundamentals of personal finance

David Miller

Business, community and education leaders recently united to kiss pot-bellied pig Raines to raise awareness and funds in support of financial literacy programs in local schools. TruMark Financial Credit Union’s annual Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser took place on May 11, at the Abington Art Center.

The fundraiser, a component of TruMark’s Building Financial Futures initiative, raised more than $20,000. Grants will be awarded to participating schools to purchase materials for teaching the fundamentals of personal finance. This information aims to help students make informed financial decisions and guide them to a future of financial success.

Philly sports radio and podcast personality Marc Farzetta, host of the Farzy Show, emceed. Gina Gannon, 6ABC Action News traffic reporter and an FYI Philly host, attended as a guest and shared some of her experiences and thoughts about the importance of educating youth about money management. Students and representatives from participating schools were also in attendance.

Bensalem High School, which will receive a grant, was represented by veteran pig kisser David Miller.

To date, TruMark Financial has donated more than $400,000 to area schools in need of personal finance resources. The grants have been used to purchase resources such as calculators, computer software, Chromebooks and textbooks to help teach the value of saving and the importance of managing money responsibly.

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