On May 22, 2015, Heritage Bank and the Heritage Community Foundation, in conjunction with Patrick Henry High School, celebrated the graduation of students from the first “accredited’ Financial Literacy course, in which the private sector and Heritage Bank played an important role in the course study.
Rocky Davis, the Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation, connected Don Dunlap, an economics teacher at Patrick Henry High School with Robin Gay, EVP at Heritage Bank. Together, they collaborated on a condensed, intense, 10-week accredited course in Financial Literacy. The theme was designed to represent the “true life” experience of an individual from their first paycheck and checking account to their final days of retirement. Each week, Mrs. Gay brought in a professional speaker from each area of finance to speak with the students about their respective area of expertise. Mr. Dunlap incorporated the state-approved curriculum around each of the speakers’ topics, creating the course and establishing the class. continue reading →