• Marquette Bank Provides Financial Education Class for James Ward Elementary Students

    Marquette Bank helps spread commitment to financial literacy by teaching kids about banking and how to manage money  

    Orland Park, IL (November 28, 2012) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently hosted over 20 students and teachers from James Ward Elementary in Chicago at its
    6316 S. Western Ave. branch, where they learned about banking, managing money and the importance of saving. As part of the experience, students also received a tour of the bank building and large vault, which dates back to 1912 and has a lot of history.

    “We have been providing financial education classes and bank tours to local schools since the bank opened its doors in 1945,” Manny Jimenez, Vice President & Community Reinvestment Officer, said. “Our goal is to spread financial literacy to people in our neighborhoods by partnering with community groups and local civic and religious institutions.”

    This event is part of Marquette Bank’s ongoing effort to spread financial literacy among people of all age groups and backgrounds. Studies show that children who learn about financial concepts and understand the importance of money management will be more financially responsible as adults.

    Marquette Bank offers free financial education classes on a wide range of topics, including:

    • Budgeting and saving
    • Managing bills and expenses
    • Paying for college
    • Home buyer education
    • Financial & retirement planning
    • Estate planning

     Financial seminars, classes and workshops are provided at no cost to local schools, churches, libraries, nonprofits, senior groups and community organizations. For more information about Marquette Bank’s financial outreach efforts or to schedule a free financial seminar for your group, please call 1-773-918-7256.





    Photo Caption: Students from James Ward Elementary recently visited Marquette Bank’s Western Ave. location to learn about money, banking and to tour the bank as part of its financial literacy outreach program.  





    Photo Caption: Marquette Bank financial literacy instructors: Carla Cobb, Bank Officer (left) and Sandra Turner, Community Relations Officer (center) help with Marquette Bank’s financial education outreach efforts with the help of Suraya Gonzalez, Christo Rey High Student and Marquette Bank Intern (right). 


    About Marquette Bank:    

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.6 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank.  Marquette Bank has been a locally-operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945.  Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, mortgages, trust and business banking, free Online Bill Pay and free Automated Telephone Banking.  Marquette Bank’s retail branches are located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois.  Marquette Bank customers have convenient free access to over 50,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.   

    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Follow Marquette Bank on Twitter or like the Bank on Facebook for special offers and news.For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com  or call 1-888-254-9500.