United Fidelity Bank Partners with Delaware Elementary School

United Fidelity Bank (“United”), headquartered in Evansville, Indiana recently awarded Delaware Elementary School $2,500. The money was given to the school to help fund and support the implementation of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Rewards program at the school this year.

PBIS is a program designed to help encourage positive behaviors in students. The Rewards Program enables staff members in the school to award students points when desired positive behaviors are observed and demonstrated. PBIS Rewards also helps in enhancing and promoting a greater culture of academic success in the classroom. Students have badges that are scanned by teachers using a smartphone app, or the teachers can award points through the PBIS Rewards website, allowing teachers to customize classes and add whole class points. The points can then be saved like money and used to purchase items from Delaware’s PBIS Rewards store, the SOAR Store.

The donation by United Fidelity Bank is not just one of money, but of time and a commitment to forging a partnership to improve Delaware and the financial literacy of the students. United Fidelity Bank will provide bank team members to help manage the SOAR Store, to help professionally decorate the store, and to help promote greater understanding of financial responsibilities through the PBIS Rewards point system. In turn, bank members will be able to teach the students how to save, set goals, and manage points to spend more wisely.

President and CEO, Donald R. Neel, stated “We are excited, and appreciate the opportunity to provide the students and facility of Delaware Elementary the ability to participate in such a meaningful program. This program also gives our employees an opportunity to provide basic financial education and to interact with students directly as they visit the SOAR Store and learn more about their needs.” Delaware Elementary Principal, Julie Underwood, stated “We are looking forward to this partnership with United Fidelity Bank, and their willingness to help our students SOAR to new heights!”

United Fidelity Bank currently operates full-service banking centers in the Tri-State area, 18 offices, and $680M in total assets. In addition to United’s 8 local offices, the Bank also operates branches in Carmel, IN, Chicago, IL, St. Elmo, IL, Denver, CO, Fort Myers, FL, and the US Virgin Islands.