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Fifth Third Bank Honored by Junior Achievement



Michelle Torigian
Social Media Manager
Junior Achievement of OKI Partners

Stacie Haas
Fifth Third Bank
@fifththird / @staciehaas


For Immediate Release:


Volunteers provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Junior Achievement USA® (JA) honored Fifth Third Bank with a bronze level 2015-2016 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award for providing at least 5,000 volunteer hours to local Junior Achievement offices during the 2015- 2016 school year. The U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award was presented to 64 organizations at an evening awards ceremony during the JA Volunteer Summit, presented by American Express, on March 7, 2017, in New York, NY.

"Fifth Third Bank is honored to receive this recognition from Junior Achievement," said Byna Elliott, senior vice president and director of Community & Economic Development, Fifth Third Bank. "Fifth Third volunteered more than 96,000 hours in the communities we serve in 2016, and our team volunteers with Junior Achievement because our bankers enjoy sharing their financial and business expertise with the next generation of leaders."

In 2003, President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor individuals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

"Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people, bringing our programs to life. JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students while delivering our programs, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the workforce, or start a business that creates jobs and grows the economy. JA's volunteers are critical to our organization's success and are a vital part of our mission," said Greg Ebel, president, Junior Achievement of OKI Partners.

Junior Achievement's kindergarten through high school programs is delivered across the country by a network of more than 237,000 volunteers, including 1,877 volunteers in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and South East Indiana area. JA programs provide innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy education to more than 46,000 students in this community each year.

The complete list of recipients can be found here.

About Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of Dec. 31, 2016, the Company had $142 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 2,495 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. As of Dec. 31, 2016, Fifth Third also had a 17.9 percent interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of Dec. 31, 2016, had $315 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $31 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at 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 

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.


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    -Junior Achievement Student
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    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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