Burke & Herbert Bank Launches 2017-18 'Scores for Kids' Program
Local Non-Profit 'Connect Our Kids' Named Donation Recipient
Alexandria, VA – Burke & Herbert Bank is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, the Bank will sponsor the "Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids" program. Through this sponsorship program with NBC Sports Washington, the broadcast partner of the Washington Capitals, the Bank will donate $100 for every goal scored by the Capitals during the 2017-18 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season to a children-focused non-profit. This year's recipient is Falls Church-based "Connect Our Kids," a non-profit organization that is working to make important changes and enhancements in the foster care system.
Founded in 2015 by Dr. Jennifer Jacobs and Jessica Stern, Connect Our Kids is working to leverage modern technology to build intelligent software tools that social workers can use to find safe, loving families for foster kids. Currently, social workers perform a manual search for extended family members in an effort to locate and engage relatives of foster children. Connect Our Kids seeks to accelerate and expand this search by pairing traditional detective work with innovative technology.
"We are so grateful to Burke & Herbert Bank for selecting Connect Our Kids as this year's Scores for Kids donation recipient," said Jennifer Jacobs, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Connect Our Kids. "The generous donation from the Bank and the added visibility that our organization will gain from this program will go a long way toward helping us achieve our objective of connecting more kids with families who can provide them with the support and attention they so desperately need." She added, "there's no doubt that everyone at Connect Our Kids will be cheering on the Caps this season and rooting for another record-breaking scoring total."
The Bank started "Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids" in 2015 in partnership with NBC Sports Washington, leveraging the excitement of the hockey season and the enthusiasm of television announcers Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin to help thousands of children and families while building awareness of Burke & Herbert Bank. The first year of the program resulted in a $25,200 donation to MVK Inc. Last season's recipient, Alice's Kids, received $26,300, based on the number of goals scored by the Capitals.
"We are excited about the start of the Capitals season and even more excited to launch 'Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids' again this season," said Terry Cole, Executive Vice President at Burke & Herbert Bank. "As a local community bank, we are delighted to support another great local organization in Connect Our Kids and ultimately assist the foster kids who will benefit from their work. In addition, the program supports our ongoing objective of increasing awareness of Burke & Herbert Bank."
Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers' banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.
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