Northwest Bank Partners with Muncie Organizations to Provide Free Community-Wide Financial Education and Wellness Courses

August 12, 2022

Muncie, Indiana—Northwest Bank is collaborating with Muncie not-for-profit organizations to offer financial wellness education and training.

Through a partnership with EVERFI, an online financial education platform, Northwest’s community financial wellness program is provided at no cost to participants through various community organizations, including the YWCA of Central Indiana, Muncie Delaware County Senior Citizens Center and the Ivy Tech Community College’s Upward Bound program.  

Courses provided through the EVERFI platform are facilitated by a local Northwest Bank representative to bring financial concepts to life, providing an opportunity for participants to learn about everyday financial wellness matters, such as budgeting, banking and debt management basics.

“Our goal is to provide people in Muncie with the right tools and resources to make smart financial decisions for their financial well-being,” said Reed Levitz, senior vice president, district manager, Northwest Bank. “We are proud to collaborate with our community partners to provide this unique financial education program and ensure a vibrant and financially well community.”    

Launched in 2012, Northwest’s EVERFI “Financial Scholars” program is a combination of online learning and bank volunteers providing in-classroom instruction throughout the bank’s assessment areas. As part of the Financial Scholars program, bank volunteers visit individual classrooms in-person to provide deeper learning opportunities around key financial education content. From 2016 to 2020, bank officers and employees provided community development services to approximately 505 schools and community development organizations totaling 38,193 hours.

About Northwest Bank

Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, employee benefits and wealth management services. As of April 19, 2022, Northwest operates 142 full-service community banking offices and eight free standing drive-through facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. Northwest Bancshares, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NWBI”). Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be accessed online here.