July 26, 2015

GIRLS ON THE RUN RECEIVES $10,000 gift from Susquehanna Bank

SELINSGROVE – Girls on the Run of the Greater Susquehanna Valley is excited to announce they have received a $10,000 gift from Susquehanna Bank. Susquehanna Bank donated $100,000 to organizations that promote healthy living for children through their “Spring Into Action” campaign in April and May and Girls on the Run was chosen as one of ten recipients.

photoThe bank made a donation for each interaction on its Spring Into Action posts on social media and for each Visa Check Card purchase transaction during the two-month time span. Bank president and CEO Gregory Duncan said, “We surpassed our goal of $75,000 before the campaign had ended, but decided to raise the amount to $100,000 due to the enthusiastic support from our customers and social media fans.”

The $10,000 will be used to pay for scholarships for Girls on Run participants who can’t afford to pay the tuition. Girls on the Run never turns a girl away for inability to pay. The gift will also pay for athletic shoes for girls who don’t have them.

Cheryl Stumpf, executive director of Girls on the Run of the Greater Susquehanna Valley said, “It is because of supporters like Susquehanna Bank that we are able to advance our mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. I am especially humbled that Susquehanna Bank chose us as one of their philanthropies, as I know there are so many other great causes in The Valley.”

What if every girl knew she had a powerful light within her? And that light ignited confidence… and joy… and a belief that she can achieve anything?! Be anything! That she is the leader of her life. We want that for all girls. A world where every girl is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Girls today sort through countless messages … about their worth… their image… their abilities. What if they were empowered to be the author of their own story?

At Girls on the Run, we envision a world where all girls know their limitless potential. And more than that, we are working to make that vision a reality—one where girls can navigate their lives with confidence and joy.

We’ve changed the lives of over 1 million girls. We’ve inspired them with simple, yet extraordinary ideas. They learn their worth comes from within, that healthy relationships matter, and that they can make an impact on the world around them.

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