Wilmington Trust was recently named the Appoquinimink School District’s 2010 Outstanding Business Partner of the Year by the district’s Board of Education.


    Wilmington Trust was recently named the Appoquinimink School District’s 2010 Outstanding Business Partner of the Year by the district’s Board of Education.
    The recognition celebrates the new Bank In School program, an innovative partnership between the bank and the school district aimed at giving students a fuller understanding of the fundamentals of banking, money management and the financial industry. The program, which began in March 2010 at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, includes a bank-like facility run by students with teacher oversight. The initial purpose is to maintain savings accounts for students, but as students’ confidence in their roles as bankers grows and as the school’s curriculum expands, it is the goal of the Bank In School program to increase its product offerings.
    Robert VA Harra Jr., president and chief operating officer of Wilmington Trust, said Wilmington Trust is committed to providing students the tools necessary to help them make informed financial decisions throughout their lives.
    “The Bank In School program is a great example of those efforts,” Harra said. “Thank you to the Appoquinimink School District for this recognition. We look forward to continuing to work with the school district, students, and teachers as the program and curriculum grow.”