The Wisconsin Bankers Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Wisconsin Bankers Association, is pleased to announce a $5,000 grant to St. Marcus School in Milwaukee. The grant will support the St. Marcus community engagement team’s financial education efforts during the 2023–2024 school year, including:
- Virtual financial literacy classes hosted by St. Marcus and their community partner organizations.
- In-person “Rising Star” meetings. These dinner meetings spotlight a parent who shares a testimonial about their recent successes with a group of other parents. The group also troubleshoots obstacles that other parents are facing and creates a resource for each other.
- A recognition and celebration event called “RISE” (Resilient Individuals Seeking Excellence) that brings together school parents, staff, and community members who celebrate the successes of a group of 4–5 parents who are on their way to becoming homeowners, have become homeowners, or are accomplishing their financial goals in other ways.
“The work St. Marcus School’s community engagement team is doing to empower the families of their students aligns wonderfully with our Foundation’s mission to promote financial literacy and capability,” said Rose Oswald Poels, chair and treasurer of the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation. “We are proud to support these initiatives and congratulate the St. Marcus staff and participants on the positive impact they are creating.”
St. Marcus School is one of two recipients of a 2023–2024 Wisconsin Bankers Foundation grant. The Foundation also awarded a $5,000 grant as part of a three-year commitment to Asset Builders to support its statewide Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl for high school students.