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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 15, 2013 CONTACT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 15, 2013
CONTACT: Robert L. Copeland
Superintendent of Schools
Neshaminy School District
2001 Old Lincoln Highway
Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 809-6500
Business and Community leaders, teachers and professionals go “hog wild” at TruMark Financial® Credit
Union Third Annual Kiss-a-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser
Event raises more than $40,000 to promote financial literacy
Twenty-eight community leaders, professionals, and teachers went “hog wild” and kissed a pig at TruMark
Financial’s Third Annual Kiss-a-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser. Monies raised will support area schools in their
efforts to teach personal finance. Over the past three months, participants secured sponsors and donations to raise
more than $40,000 for the opportunity to kiss a pig in support of financial literacy. Fundraising efforts culminated
with a “pig kissing” event on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1015 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia,
where family, friends, students and colleagues of the participants cheered them on as they puckered up with a potbellied pig named Bubbles. Mike Jerrick, co-anchor Good Day, FOX 29 News, served as emcee for the event with
guest appearances from Kacie McDonnell, Good Day, FOX 29 News, and John DeBella, WMGK FM, who presented
a check for $1,000 on behalf of Greater Media Philadelphia.
Participants in the Third Annual TruMark Financial Kiss-a-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser included:
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Dennis Best, William Tennent High School
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Gregory Bruce, La Salle University
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Tobi Bruhn and Matt Cipriano, Bucks County Community College
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Peter Buchsbaum, WBCB Real Estate Reality Radio
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Dr. Sue Cornbluth, Temple University
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Anthony Devlin, Maple Point Middle School
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Darice Eppinger, Target Media
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Jason Friedman, Colonial Nissan
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Kelly McGrogan, Bayard Taylor School
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Cristina V. Gutierrez, McKinley Elementary School
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Zsuzsa Hasel, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
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Tracey Jones, Tremendous Life Books
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Brian Joseph, Enterprise Car Sales
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Bruer Kershner, Kershner Office Furniture
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John LaSalle, Universal Credit Services
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Virginia Flick Lederman, Furniture Sir-Plus
(All interviews and photo opportunities with students and/or employees should be arranged in advance through the Public Information Office.)
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Eileen Friend, St. Jerome School
John McDonald, KSM Architects
MarySheila McDonald, La Salle University
Jackie Metz, Horatio B. Hackett School
Dr. Cheryl Pope, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha
Alicia Rodriguez, TruMark Financial
Trudy Sanabor, TruMark Financial
Tracy Schneider, TruMark Financial
Mike Smith, Philadelphia Police Department
Patricia Torpey, Our Lady of Calvary
Sarah Yeager, TruMark Financial
Last year TruMark Financial raised $36,000 and awarded $5,800 grants to six schools to use for personal finance
resources. This year’s fundraising goal has been surpassed with more than $40,000 in donations received to date.
The top fundraiser this year was Peter Buchsbaum, WBCB Real Estate Reality Radio, with more than $3,000 in
donations. “This fundraiser meant the world to me on two levels. First, it helped schools struggling with budget
issues teach children about money so that our future will be able to avoid budget shortfalls. Secondly, it was
sponsored by my credit union that cares about financial literacy as much as I do,” said Buchsbaum.
As a result of participants’ efforts, eight area schools will receive grants of $5,000 each to provide textbooks,
workbooks, and other resources to teach the fundamentals of saving, borrowing, and investing. With the benefit of
personal finance instruction, these students will be able to make informed financial decisions.
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(All interviews and photo opportunities with students and/or employees should be arranged in advance through the Public Information Office.)

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