BATESVILLE – December 5, 2013 – The successful Citizens Bank Education Initiative has been expanded to provide grant money for projects created by teachers in the Midland and Mountain View School Districts. Citizens Bank offered $5,000 to each district’s educators. Recipients of the Midland grants will be announced at a banquet Monday, Dec. 9, at Batesville. The Mountain View grants will be awarded at a luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Citizens Bank created the Education Initiative concept three years ago in collaboration with the Batesville School District, and earlier this year expanded the program to include the Southside, Midland and Mountain View School Districts.
The Citizens Bank Education Initiative programs in Midland and Mountain View have been coordinated by Marty Lehman, Senior Vice President and Product Development, Revenue and Efficiency Manager, and by Sharon Mills, Citizens Bank’s Retail Manager at Mountain View.
“Since the inception of this innovative program, Citizens Bank has provided $50,000 in grants to help teacher’s dreams become reality in the classroom,” Lehman said. “Working with our area’s school systems to help provide extra tools for teaching is a great way we can support the efforts of our educators.”
The Lyon College Education Department reviewed all applications anonymously and selected the grant recipients. The entries were judged and selections made based on pre-determined criteria with the goal of impacting as many children and educators as possible.About The Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County. Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties. The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.