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Sponsor First Merit


FirstMerit Bank
FirstMerit Bank is an industry leader with branches across the Midwest, delivering superior lending strength; a full array of financial products and services that rival those of larger banks; and the ability to meet the sophisticated needs of our customers through innovative banking solutions delivered locally by bankers with deep ties to their markets.

As we’ve grown into the diversified financial services company we are today, we have never lost sight of our philosophy to provide personal service and stay actively involved in bettering our communities.

FirstMerit Bank is a subsidiary of FirstMerit Corporation, a $24.6 billion diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. FirstMerit Bank has 379 banking offices and 412 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania (as of 6/30/14).For more information, visit us at


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Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. is a leading automotive financial services company powered by a top direct banking franchise. Ally's automotive services business offers a full suite of financing products and services, including new and used vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, inventory insurance, commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services. For more information, visit and follow us on or


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PNC Grow Up Great
PNC and the PNC Foundation have long histories of strengthening and enriching the lives of our neighbors in communities in which we live and work. For decades, PNC has provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and
determination are at work enhancing people's lives everyday.

To build on this commitment, PNC developed PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million program to help improve the school readiness of millions of children from birth to age 5. As part of this initiative, the PNC Foundation has earmarked funds for grants to nonprofit organizations which work to directly improve children’s school readiness by providing support in one of the following key areas: social and emotional development, teacher training and arts and culture. By focusing our support in these critical areas, PNC hopes to achieve greater results in school readiness, which will yield stronger, smarter and healthier children, families and communities.