HHSFMO Receives Contribution from Contest Winner
December 16, 2011
Fifth Third Bank provides donation through sponsored radio contest
The Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando received a donation of $5,300 from Lourdes Cifuentes and Fifth Third Bank on Friday, December 2, 2011 as a result of a radio contest sponsored by the bank.
Fifth Third Bank honored the accomplishments of Latinos during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 thru October 15, 2011, by partnering with Orlando’s WNUE-FM (98.1) radio station to highlight Hispanic history makers during that time period. In addition, Fifth Third Bank sponsored a promotion in which listeners called in for a chance to win a prize. The daily winners were automatically entered in a Fifth Third Bank-sponsored, on-air drawing at month’s end for $1,000 and an additional $5,300 to go to a local charity of the winner’s choosing.
The winner of the drawing was Lourdes Cifuentes who chose the HHSFMO as her charity of choice. “Education is important to me,” said Lourdes, who said she and her sister did some research on organizations before deciding on HHSFMO. “I’m happy to help a Latino student complete his or her education,” she commented.
“With this donation, Lourdes has made a difference in the life of one more student in Central Florida,” commented Lizette Valarino, Executive Director of HHSFMO. “It may not seem like much but it represents one more semester and sometimes, one full-year of school for a student. It means the world to them!”
Joyce Odongo, Vice President of Community Affairs at Fifth Third Bank joined Lourdes to present the check to the HHSFMO at the downtown office of Fifth Third Bank.
L-R: Joyce Odongo, Lizette Valarino, and Lourdes Cifuentes