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At a meeting of The Florida Aquarium Board of Directors today, Fifth Third Bank Tampa Bay City President Jim Weiss presented the Aquarium with a $20,000 check.
The generosity of individual donors and companies such as Fifth Third Bank are crucial to The Florida Aquarium’s efforts to protect and restore our blue planet. We are so grateful to have a wonderful partner in Fifth Third Bank that believes in the importance of the health of our local environment and invests in the Aquarium and our conservation and education programs.
In April, Fifth Third Bank announced it would generously match up to $20,000 in donations to the Aquarium’s spring fundraising appeal, and the full match was achieved. With the match from Fifth Third Bank, the campaign raised $48,261.
While presenting the check, Weiss said; "Fifth Third Bank is proud to contribute to worthy causes that positively impact our community, and we are very pleased The Florida Aquarium exceeded its fundraising goal and inspired new donors. We believe the health of our local environment is a key part of what makes the quality of life in the Tampa Bay area so exceptional. Fifth Third Bank is proud to partner with The Florida Aquarium and its mission to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment and its vision to protect and restore our blue planet.”
As you are aware, The Florida Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and monies generated through the Aquarium’s spring appeal and other fundraising efforts help fund the Aquarium’s extensive conservation and education endeavors.
Thanks to all those who have and continue to support our efforts here at the Florida Aquarium!
-Roger Germann, President/CEO The Florida Aquarium