Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Gradway


Gradway_donation_in_WarsawHorizon Bank announces donation to Gradway in Warsaw Indiana. The donation, in the amount of $1,000, was presented by Lindy Breeden, Market President of Kosciusko County to Gradway President, Ot Schroeder on November 10th.

“The support that Horizon Bank has provided will provide continued Graduation Coaching for young people so that they may be empowered in their lives as they set goals to not only graduate but to plan for their future careers.  The relationships that are developed provide for a solid foundation for these students. In addition, this money allows for an arena where collaboration amongst coaches happens so that they can improve their effectiveness as they work with the youth throughout the county,” stated Schroeder.

“After six years, and 236 Gradway graduates, we know this program has a positive impact on the students served. It builds character, encourages students to advocate for themselves, and empowers students to keep the goal in mind – graduation. Horizon Bank’s contribution to Gradway allows us to continue making sure these students are encouraged, cared for, and empowered to complete high school,” stated Gradway Director, Brittany Petersen.

“Gradway has shown amazing success by increasing High School graduation rates in Kosciusko County by providing Graduation Coaches at Wawasee, Tippecanoe Valley, Warsaw and Whitko High Schools.  Horizon Bank is proud to be able to provide financial support that benefits both the students and our community,” stated Breeden.

About Gradway
Gradway is a Kosciusko County based organization working in four area school districts to combat high school dropout rates. Thier partner school corporations; Warsaw Community, Wawasee, Tippecanoe Valley, and Whitko, each have at least one Gradway Coach available to work with students at risk of dropping out. Their mission is to promote graduation one relationship at a time. Learn more at www.gradway.org.

About Horizon
Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.

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