Financial literacy

The Value of Financial Literacy at St. Jerome School

Action News traffic reporter, FYI Philly host and St. Jerome School alumnus Gina Gannon poses with students, teachers, staff and mascots. Photo courtesy of Hy Paul Studios
St. Jerome teacher Julianne McConnell prepares to kiss the pig at TruMark Financial’s Kiss-A-Pig financial literacy fundraiser held at the Abington Art Center. Photo courtesy of Hy Paul Studios
Gina Gannon kissed the pig and shared some of her experiences and thoughts on the importance of educating young people about money management. Photo courtesy of Hy Paul Studios

TruMark Financial Credit Union’s Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser was held at the Abington Art Center.

Business and community leaders from across the Philadelphia area came together to hug a pot-bellied pig named Raines to raise awareness and funds to support financial education programs at local schools.

The fundraiser is part of TruMark Financial’s Building Financial Futures initiative and brings together educators, community and business leaders, and credit union employees to raise money for the privilege of kissing a pig. The credit union will provide grants to participating schools to use to purchase materials to teach the fundamentals of personal finance. This information will help students make informed financial decisions and guide them towards a future of financial success.

Philly sports radio and podcast personality Marc Farzetta, host of The Farzy Show, hosts.

To date, TruMark Financial has donated over $400,000 to area schools in need of personal financial resources. The grants were used to purchase resources such as calculators, software, Chromebooks and textbooks to help teach the value of saving and the importance of managing money responsibly. To learn more about TruMark Financial’s financial literacy fundraisers, visit www.trumarkonline.org/bff. ••