This donation helped ADVIS secure the required 100 percent matching funds for its recent Edward E. Ford Foundation grant award of $100,000. The grant supports ADVIS programming toward transformative collaboration for financial sustainability amongst its independent school membership.
“Malvern Bank is honored to support ADVIS over the last several years, including our recent gift toward their Edward E. Ford matching grant campaign,” said Anthony C. Weagley, President and CEO of Malvern Bank, National Association. “We are grateful to ADVIS for their leadership as we continue to thoughtfully build relationships with independent schools throughout our geographic footprint. The program outlined in the grant is critical for ensuring organizational sustainability amongst schools, and we look forward to hearing what these schools learn in the next two years.
“Our commitment to education extends to our history with prior institutions in New Jersey and affiliation with NJAIS and the philanthropic work of Malvern Foundation. We have found that the education segment fulfills the expectations and needs of both our clientele and the communities we serve.”
Over the last three and a half years, Malvern Bank has underwritten several key ADVIS programs, investing in the professional development of independent school leadership. Under Weagley’s direction, the bank has been carefully building relationships with independent schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida, continuing a longstanding commitment he started at his prior bank.
“Malvern Bank has been a significant and excellent partner to ADVIS and our member independent schools,” said Barbara Kraus-Blackney, President of ADVIS. “They understand the needs of this sector well and have worked hard to develop relationships with and serve our schools. We are extremely grateful for the bank’s ongoing support and, in particular, its contribution that took us to the finish line to raise the matching funds required to obtain this grant.”
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