August 12, 2013 
Tracy Dean

Skowhegan Savings Bank Gets National Recognition
for its Support of
Jobs For Maine's Graduates 


Receives "Corporate Above and Beyond" Award 

AUGUSTA, Maine - On July 25, 2013, Skowhegan Savings Bank (SSB) capped the eventful grand opening celebration of its new Augusta branch by announcing it had won the "Corporate Above and Beyond Award," a national honor bestowed by the non-profit organization Jobs For America's Graduates. The annual award is given to one business in the country, in recognition of its support to students who face barriers to graduation. The bank has been a loyal, active supporter of the organization's Maine affiliate, Jobs For Maine's Graduates (JMG), embracing its mission of helping local high school students overcome challenges and reach their full potential.


"Skowhegan Savings Bank gets deeply involved," shares Craig Larrabee, President and CEO of JMG, who presented the award. "They care about the interests and the needs of our students in the state of Maine. They're freeing up their people's time to come into the classroom. They are a true community partner."


This growing partnership resulted in the first-ever financial literacy fair in Somerset County, developed and hosted by JMG and SSB. The bank's funding support also goes directly to JMG's financial literacy programs, which help hundreds of local high school students learn financial skills that will help them navigate many of the obstacles of adulthood.


"Skowhegan Savings is a terrific partner," comments Lisa Gardner, Communications Manager at JMG, who nominated SSB for the award. "They're very thoughtful, very passionate about helping us. It sounds cliché, but they put their money where their heart is."

Jobs for Maine Graduates
Craig Larrabee (left), President and CEO of Jobs for Maine's Graduates, presents the "Corporate Above and Beyond" award to Karen Hart, AVP/Branch Manager, Skowhegan Savings Bank, and John Witherspoon, President and CEO, Skowhegan Savings Bank.


About Skowhegan Savings:
Skowhegan Savings, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank dedicated to strengthening the Maine families, businesses and communities it serves. Named as one of Maine's Best Places to Work in each year from 2009-2012, Skowhegan Savings' team of friendly, committed employees takes pride in delivering personalized, competitive banking services offering straight forward banking advice and fair deals for customers. An innovative and progressive approach to banking ensures their customers enjoy a banking experience that is quick, easy and convenient. Skowhegan Savings' ten Maine branches include two locations in Skowhegan, as well as locations in Augusta, Belgrade (full service ATM only), Bingham, Dexter, Fairfield, Jackman, Madison, Norridgewock, and Pittsfield. For more information, visit or contact Customer Service at 800-303-9511.