Written by Ann Merkel, Senior VP & Chief Market Development Officer Executive for The National Bank of Indianapolis

The National Bank of Indianapolis is excited to continue our sponsorship as your organization celebrates 50 years of empowering girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold! We have been honored to partner with Girls Inc. Indy in a variety of ways for over seventeen years, and we are very pleased to serve as the 50th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor.

As our city’s largest locally owned bank, The National Bank of Indianapolis is dedicated to the support of our local community, and we strategically partner with organizations whose work is meaningful, and enhances the community overall. The National Bank of Indianapolis recognizes that the pro-girl, research-based Girls Inc. programming is proven to empower girls to have the self-confidence to make healthy decisions that will positively impact their futures. This has made our partnership with Girls Inc. Indy a perfect fit.

In addition to the bank’s financial partnership, our employees have engaged with Girls Inc. girls by offering financial literacy training and career preparedness activities to further support the Girls Inc. programming.  Our partnership is very important, because the girls who participate in Girls Inc. programs are better prepared to enter the workforce with stronger skills and the confidence needed to continue to build the community. We are proud to support this vision and the positive impact Girls Inc. Indy has on our community.

We congratulate Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis on its 50th anniversary and look forward to continuing our support of Girls Inc. girls.