Cincinnati - Fifth Third Bank and Dave Ramsey’s Ramsey Solutions today announced that they will educate more than one million students by the end of this school year. Fifth Third, a committed leader in the delivery of financial education in the communities it serves, has been sponsoring Foundations in Personal Finance since 2010 and enabling the Ramsey team to offer the curriculum at no charge to the schools or the students themselves.
Fifth Third Bank President & CEO Greg D. Carmichael, said, “Reaching more than one million students is such an exciting and significant milestone for our two companies. We are incredibly appreciative of Dave Ramsey and Ramsey Solutions for collaborating with us over the past six years to deliver Dave’s renowned and highly effective Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to high school students within our footprint. One million is a huge number and we’re especially proud that behind that figure are one million individual lives that we’ve tried to help and improve through financial education.”
Fifth Third has invested millions of dollars to sponsor Dave’s curriculum over the past six years. The program began in pilot in 2010 and grew to include 2,700 schools throughout the Bank’s 10-state footprint. This month, Fifth Third and Ramsey Solutions have identified students throughout the market to tell their stories as “one of the million” educated through this unique collaboration.
“Our friends at Fifth Third Bank are doing amazing things in the communities they serve, including providing more than one million students with our curriculum, Foundations in Personal Finance,” said Dave Ramsey, personal finance expert and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. “Because of the generosity of sponsors like Fifth Third Bank teens across America are learning how to win with money.”
Foundations in Personal Finance is a complete, turnkey curriculum designed to fully equip schools with everything they need for a dynamic classroom experience. It includes complete lesson plans, teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts, blended learning, and a TestGen® computerized test bank. In addition, more than one hundred activities are included which focus on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered, competency-based approach to learning.
Fifth Third Bank is committed to improving lives in the communities it serves. Since 2010, it has delivered its L.I.F.E. (Lives Improved through Financial Empowerment®) programs to individuals at every age and stage of life as a way to empower community members through quality financial education. More information is available is www.53.com/life.
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had $143 billion in assets and operates 1,191 full-service Banking Centers, including 94 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,497 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third also has an 18.3% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2016, had $314 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.