IBERIABANK Reaches 4,000 Students with Financial Literacy Efforts

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IBERIABANK Reaches 4,000 Students with Financial Literacy Efforts

Students at ME Norman Elementary in Morgan City, LA enjoy posing for a picture with IBERIABANK Branch Manager Brandon Boudreaux, after learning the difference between saving for wants and needs.

Students at ME Norman Elementary in Morgan City, LA enjoy posing for a picture with IBERIABANK Branch Manager Brandon Boudreaux, after learning the difference between saving for wants and needs.

IBERIABANK, the 128-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, recently joined forces with schools across five states to participate in American Bankers Association’s (ABA), Teach Children to Save Campaign. The effort resulted in financial literacy being taught to over 4,000 students.

The classes were designed to help kindergarten, elementary and middle school students identify the difference between needs and wants, identify expenses, learn ways to cut spending and save for the future. Over 130 IBERIABANK associates, including senior management, back office and retail associates, volunteered 290 hours by teaching 175 classes at various schools on April 24th.

Sheila Jones, IBERIABANK Branch Manager in West Monroe, LA, awards Minnie Ruffin Elementary students with their “Teach Children to Save” completion certificates.

Sheila Jones, IBERIABANK Branch Manager in West Monroe, LA, awards Minnie Ruffin Elementary students with their “Teach Children to Save” completion certificates.

As the oldest and largest financial institution headquartered in Louisiana, one of the hallmarks of IBERIABANK is supporting the communities in which it serves. Through financial literacy, contributions, memberships and volunteerism, the Company strives to enrich the lives of associates, clients and the greater community.

“Our goal was to create a community of lifelong savers and through this program partnership by motivating students and instilling positive habits at a young age,” says Carrie Curet, IBERIABANK Community Development service leader. The effort reached students in 29 communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas.

IBERIABANK Corporation is a financial holding company with 314 combined offices, including 216 bank branch offices and three loan production offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and Florida; 23 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, mortgage representatives in 63 locations in 10 states; eight locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in five states; and one IBERIA Capital Partners, LLC office in New Orleans.

Kindergarten students at Holy Family School listen intently as Pat Trahan, IBERIABANK Vice Chairman in Lafayette, LA, teaches the basics of money and savings. Students represent various denominations of money by wearing different colored money signs.

Kindergarten students at Holy Family School listen intently as Pat Trahan, IBERIABANK Vice Chairman in Lafayette, LA, teaches the basics of money and savings. Students represent various denominations of money by wearing different colored money signs.

Congratulations IBERIABANK!