F&M Trust commits $25,000 to Youth Ballet

Monday, February 10, 2020

F&M Trust commits $25,000 to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

F&M Trust recently committed $25,000 to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

The bank’s contribution will be used to support Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s $5.95 million capital expansion project that will update and modernize the school’s current facility and accommodate its growing enrollment demands.

“F&M Trust is pleased to support Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet – an institution that enables students to collaborate and learn alongside world-renowned talent right here in Central Pennsylvania,” said Tim Henry, president and CEO of F&M Trust. “This donation speaks to the bank’s long-standing commitment to culture and the arts, which enrich our communities. We look forward to seeing the many inspiring performances that are sure to come from Central
Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.”

As part of the expansion project, performance and studio spaces will be added. Student study areas, bathrooms, dressing rooms and lounges will be upgraded. The school’s security system will be enhanced, and the administrative offices will be renovated.

“On behalf of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, we want to express our continued appreciation of F&M Trust. Their support and increased investments in our school is an example of their commitment to the community. Not only that, F&M Trust truly understands our impact on the children of Central Pennsylvania. We value our partnership and are grateful for their shared belief in Changing Lives Through Dance,” said Nicholas Ade, CEO of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

F&M Trust and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet have enjoyed a multi-year relationship, during which F&M Trust has provided ongoing support to the school.

Based in Carlisle, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is widely regarded as one of the leading ballet schools in the nation for pre-professional classical dance training and is mentioned frequently along with the School of American Ballet in New York.

About F&M Trust:  A subsidiary of Franklin Financial Services Corporation, F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg. With approximately $1.3 billion in assets, F&M Trust has 22 community offices in Franklin, Cumberland, Fulton and Huntingdon counties.

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Pictured left to right: David Zimmerman, vice president, senior relationship manager, F&M Trust; Melissa McGowan, community office manager, F&M Trust; Nicholas Ade, CEO, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; Asheleigh Forsburg, director of development, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; Christian Merritt, vice president, investment & trust services market manager, F&M Trust; Paulo Oliveira, capital region market manager, F&M Trust.

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