Citizens National Bank is now a founding sponsor of the Marion County Education Foundation. This level of support is a generous, 4-year commitment to the Foundation.
Pete Thompson, president of Citizens National Bank, says, “We are excited to partner with the Marion County Education Foundation. The children in Marion County are the future of this community and our teachers do such a phenomenal job of shaping their lives. This foundation will allow teachers to elevate the education in our classrooms to a never before seen level and we consider Citizens National Bank fortunate to be one of the supporters to help make this possible.”
Thanks to the near nonexistent overhead of the Foundation, donations will go directly into classrooms and impact hundreds of students through grant awards to teachers. Beginning later this year, teachers may apply to the Foundation to request support for unique and innovative projects. Each request will be evaluated to ensure that the project aligns with curriculum goals of Marion County Public Schools. The first projects funded by the Foundation will be implemented in the 20192020 school year.