WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An $11,500 donation from WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation, will fund a new workforce development program in southeastern Pennsylvania to empower residents of limited means with culinary arts job training and the skill set to launch new careers in the area’s thriving dining scene. WSFS Bank made the donation to the Chester County Food Bank, which launched its FRESHstart Kitchen Culinary program based on a similar and successful public-private effort in the State of Delaware that WSFS also supports. The program is expected to benefit the southeastern Pennsylvania region with a focus on Chester County.
Patrick Ward, WSFS’ Executive Vice President and Pennsylvania Market President, said, “We are proud to partner with the Chester County Food Bank and support this important jobs training initiative. As southeastern Pennsylvania’s economy continues to strengthen, more people and families are dining out and contributing to the continued growth of our region’s restaurants. We believe the Chester County Food Bank’s culinary arts workforce development program will enable individuals of modest means to gain the skill set they need to launch new careers and benefit from the growing economy.”
The $11,500 contribution is an annual donation made by WSFS Bank’s Pennsylvania Advisory Board to charitable causes and organizations that support local communities.
About WSFS Financial Corporation
WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest and largest locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. As of June 30, 2018, WSFS Financial Corporation had $7.11 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $19.09 billion in assets under management and administration. WSFS operates from 77 offices located in Delaware (46), Pennsylvania (29), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking, cash management and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Christiana Trust, Christiana Trust of DE, WSFS Wealth Investments, WSFS Wealth Client Management, Cypress Capital Management, LLC, West Capital Management, Powdermill Financial Solutions, Cash Connect®, WSFS Mortgage and Arrow Land Transfer. Serving the Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit wsfsbank.com.
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Source: WSFS Financial Corporation