Thursday, August 24, 2017

TowneBank Supports Girl Scouts

TowneBank has been a supporter of Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast for the past nine years. This year, TowneBank has given to Girl Scouts more generously than ever before. Jerry Kent, senior vice president of private banking at TowneBank, recently stopped by A Place for Girls to deliver a $20,000 check to the Council.

Barbara Tierney, Jerry Kent, Tracy Keller 

GSCCC will be using funds from TowneBank to host the Cookie Kickoff, which is scheduled for December 9 at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. The Cookie Kickoff is an action-packed evening, where girls learn money skills, set sales goals and work towards earning their financial literacy badges in preparation for the Girl Scout Cookie Program, which starts in January. GSCCC will also use the funds from Townebank for the Gold Award Celebration in June, where the girls who earn the highest award in Girl Scouting are celebrated for their achievement.

“TowneBank is proud to support an organization that builds our community’s future leaders,” Kent said.

Barbara Tierney, a retired TowneBank employee and the vice chair of the board of directors for GSCCC, accepted the check on behalf of Girl Scouts, along with GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller and Philanthropy Director Stacy Nixon.

“Making sure that girls gain financial literacy skills is a crucial component of the Girl Scout Cookie Program,” Keller said. “With this support from TowneBank, we can help give girls a foundation in finance at the Cookie Kickoff, as well as recognize the girls who have achieved the top honor in Girl Scouts.”

In addition to TowneBank’s financial support of Girl Scouts, TowneBank staff members have helped make improvements at A Place for Girls during Day of Caring, hosted by the United Way of South Hampton Roads.