Provident Bank was recently honored with the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation Award, presented by the nation’s leading technology innovator, EVERFI, Inc. The award recognizes Provident’s significant efforts to improve the financial capability of Americans through unique digital learning initiatives.
“We are pleased to be recognized by EVERFI and The Financial Capability Network. Providing consumers with innovative tools and resources to enhance their understanding of their financial options is consistent with our brand promise of commitment, and another way we give back to the communities we serve,” said Chris Martin, Chairman, President and CEO, Provident Bank.
Honorees were selected based on a set of criteria that included the scale and reach of their financial education initiatives, the duration of their commitment, and unique employee volunteering activities that supplement their programs.
“Each year, we honor institutions that are truly dedicated to going above and beyond in service to their communities,” said Ray Martinez, EVERFI President of Financial Education. “The Financial Capability Innovation Awards have given us the opportunity to share and celebrate the tremendous investment these institutions are making and continue to make in the communities where they live, work, and serve. For EVERFI, our time here reminds us just how critical the role innovation continues to play in empowering Americans to pursue economic opportunity and achieve financial security for themselves, their families, and their community.”
Provident is committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the increasingly complex financial world we live in. The bank has partnered with EVERFI to bring Provident’s Becoming Financially Fit (BFF) program to local students at no cost to schools or taxpayers, and has reached more than 11,200 students since 2012. The web-based program uses the latest in simulation and gaming technologies to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.
Administered by teachers in a classroom setting, the web-based course offers over six hours of programming on a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and performance of every student.
About Provident Bank
Provident Bank, a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $9.73 billion as of March 31, 2018. With $6.76 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company. For more information about Provident Bank, visit www.provident.bank or join the conversations on Facebook (ProvidentBank) and Twitter (@ProvidentBank).
EVERFI, Inc. is the education technology innovator that empowers K-12, higher education, and adult learners with the skills needed to be successful in life. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Learn more at everfi.com.