Bank seeks community donations to band account to send students to Pearl Harbor Memorial Day parade Aug 27, 2014, 11:01 am By Heidi Carmack Pfaffroth

Bank of American Fork to match up to $20k for Westlake Marching Band trip

Bank of American Fork is, once again, reaching out to its community by opening an account in behalf of the Westlake Marching Band to get students to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Day parade in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7. The bank will match up to $20,000 in donations made to the account, making a potential $40,000 contribution towards the student fees to participate in the parade.

Executives at Bank of American Fork felt this opportunity for the Westlake Marching Band to participate in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Day parade should not be missed and are calling on the community to help.

“The Westlake Marching Band has been chosen to participate in a historical event because of their exceptional talent and hard work,” said Richard Beard, president of Bank of American Fork. “To think that they would have to miss out on such an opportunity is unfortunate, and we couldn’t let that happen. At Bank of American Fork, we know it’s important to support the communities that support us.”

Though each of the 140 students has committed almost $1000, they are seeking sources for the additional funds.  Bank of American Fork is asking community members to step up and donate so the bank can make the maximum $20,000 matching contribution.

Bank of American Fork is proud to sponsor its communities and proud to be a part of a community willing to help. Earlier this year, the community stepped up and raised funds for drug-sniffing canines for the American Fork Police Department, through a similar donation-matching program.

Donations can be made at any of the bank’s 14 branch locations through September 30. Donations are tax-deductible.

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