The Central Florida Urban League is proud to be the recipient of Fifth Third Bank's 2019 Strengthening Our Communities grant award in the amount of $50,000.
“Fifth Third Bank is a critical partner of ours and these funds will directly benefit members of our community through our Meet the Bankers program,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr. President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League.
The CFUL’s Meet the Bankers program is being offered from the organization’s new Empowerment Zone in downtown Orlando. This newly renovated workspace serves two purposes: a place where individuals are invited to improve their financial literacy skills, but additionally, a unique collaborative workspace where entrepreneurs and small business owners can receive the mentoring necessary to grow their idea or business.
Since 2016, Fifth Third Bank has made a concerted effort to help lift up at-risk communities. The Strengthening our Communities fund is part of Fifth Third Bank's Community Commitment, which will invest $32 billion in mortgage lending, small business lending, community development lending and philanthropy by 2020.