Rockford, IL – October 7, 2020 – Illinois Bank & Trust announced today that it will donate $20,000 to Lewis Lemon Elementary School.
“This week, we celebrated World Teachers’ Day, a day dedicated to recognizing teachers for the important work they do to help our children learn, grow and succeed,” said Jeff Hultman, Illinois Bank & Trust's CEO. “It also serves as a reminder that this is a particularly challenging year for many of our K-12 schools, teachers and students.”
Through its partnership with the national nonprofit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, the funds are intended for the school to purchase much-needed tools and materials, so they can successfully and safely continue to operate.
“Whether school is taking place in the classroom or remotely from home, the need for additional school supplies, especially personal protective equipment (PPE), and technology is significant,” said Hultman. “Our hope is that these funds will give students access to the resources they need.”
Illinois Bank & Trust’s mission is to enrich lives in its communities. Earlier this year, Illinois Bank & Trust contributed $100,000 to The YMCA of Rock River Valley and Galena Art & Recreation Center in support of their response to challenges created by COVID-19.News Illinois Bank & Trust Donates $20,000 to Lewis Lemon Elementary School