KeyBank provides critical support

KeyBank provides critical funding for free family, single parent and youth financial literacy

(Photo/Goodwill) KeyBank’s Jason Hall, Sr. Vice President & Wealth Advisor, presents a $30,000 check to Terry Hayes, President and CEO of Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region, in support of their free financial literacy training.

“Goodwill’s financial literacy program, Key to Change, aligns perfectly with KeyBank’s commitment to help our communities thrive,” said Jason Hall, Sr. Vice President & Wealth Advisor .  “We seek to support programs like this because they lead to graduation, employment and financial education.”

KeyBank is in its eighth year of partnership with Goodwill to provide financial education and free income tax preparation services for families, single parents and youth.

Last year, Goodwill’s financial education program provided 509 adults and youth with life skills education essential to building financial stability and self-sufficiency.  The course covers banking basics, budgeting, debt management, saving money, critical thinking skills and understanding credit reports.  An additional partnership with KeyBank, the IRS VITA Program and Pierce County Asset Building Coalition also allowed Goodwill to provide 722 families making less than $53,000 per year free tax preparation, filing services, and nearly $1.1 million in refunds during the tax season.