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The Standard Charitable Foundation & SHH Alumni Support Heinz House Camp

Thank you Standard Bank for being a part of our community and your generous support to further the mission of empowering all kids to laugh, learn & lead. Special thank you to our Alumni (pictured): Dan Koller, VP & Sr. Investment Executive and Joan Schmitt for giving back to the ‘House!’

Article from Standard Bank’s website:

“Pittsburgh, Pa.  – The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $10,000 grant to Sarah Heinz House, a non-profit serving children through after-school programs in the Pittsburgh area. Sarah Heinz House offers more than 100 quality, after-school and summer programs for children from first-grade through twelfth-grade. The grant awarded will provide funding to support their summer camp program, which is eleven days long and includes swimming, boating, hiking, arts and crafts, and environmental education.

Jennifer Cairns, Executive Director of Sarah Heinz House, comments, “The youth at Sarah Heinz House depend on the generosity of strong corporate citizens, like Standard Bank, to subsidize life-changing opportunities they would not otherwise have. Escaping the urban setting; swimming in a pristine waterway; being active and well fed; and sleeping under the stars, all while being unplugged from technology for 11 days at time, is one such transformative experience.  We are grateful for this partnership that will enable youth to explore and respect nature, push beyond their perceived limitations and make lifelong memories.”

Dan Koller, VP and Senior Investment Executive at Standard Bank (and former Sarah Heinz House camper), adds, “I know firsthand the importance of Sarah Heinz House to the community and the long lasting impact they make on the young lives they touch. I am gratified and proud that my bank, Standard Bank, recognized the importance of the programs provided by the Sarah Heinz House. Over seventy years ago, my mother was fortunate that someone stepped in and paid her way so she could attend Heinz House Camp; now, because of this generous gift, over twenty young people, who would otherwise be unable to afford to go to camp, can experience it.”

As a community bank that believes in making a difference, Standard Bank keeps money local by deriving its funds and lending to the communities in which it operates–ultimately helping to grow the local economy. To further support their dedication to community growth, the bank helps provide financial assistance to local non-profits via the Standard Charitable Foundation. For more information about the benefits of community banking and the Standard Charitable Foundation, visit Standard Bank’s website at www.standardbankPA.com.

Sarah Heinz House welcomes new participants and are open after school, in the evenings, and on Saturdays. A membership fee of just $25 a year gives a child access to a variety of educational, health, and fitness programs. Additional programs like robotics, dance, and media production are available for a low fee. For younger children, tot and preschool classes are also available. To support or learn more about Sarah Heinz House, visit www.sarahheinzhouse.org.”