For Immediate Release
April 12, 2016
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Fiserv to Sponsor ABA Foundation’s Teach Children to Save Program

Sponsorship will help banks provide finance-focused books to low-income schools

​WASHINGTON — Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, has agreed to sponsor the 2016 American Bankers Association Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program. Teach Children to Save, now in its 20th year, encourages banker volunteers to teach financial literacy lessons to children in their community.
 
A portion of the sponsorship from Fiserv will be used by the ABA Foundation to kick off its new Book Award Program and offer 50 “book awards” to banks registered for Teach Children to Save. Banks that receive these awards will be able to select and donate finance-focused books to the schools where they will be presenting their Teach Children to Save lessons. The sponsorship will support the ABA Foundation’s goal of 20,000 book donations. 
 
“By sponsoring Teach Children to Save, Fiserv will help banks across the country make a profound impact on the students in their local communities,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. “They’ve ensured more children will have access to the financial education resources necessary to become smart money managers.”
 
The Fiserv sponsorship is part of its ongoing Fiserv Gives Back initiative, through which the company provides financial and in-kind contributions and volunteer support focused in the areas of financial literacy, health and wellness, environmental stewardship and education.
 
“We’re proud to work with the ABA Foundation and our nation’s banks to bring financial education to thousands of students,” said Mark Ernst, chief operating officer of Fiserv. “Teach Children to Save and the Book Award Program are foundational programs for helping to promote reading and good financial habits among today’s youth.”
 
The ABA Foundation is now accepting applications for the book awards. Bankers must be registered for Teach Children to Save and the Book Award Program to be eligible. To register for these programs, visit aba.com/FinEd. For more information, contact communityengagement@aba.com.
 
Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education programs have reached over 8.2 million young people with the help of more than 245,000 banker volunteers.
 
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $16 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $12 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.
 
Through its leadership, partnerships, and national programs, ABA’s Community Engagement Foundation (dba ABA Foundation), a 501(c)3, helps bankers provide financial education to individuals at every age, elevate issues around affordable housing and community development, and achieve corporate social responsibility objectives to improve the well-being of their customers and their communities.
 
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