Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Press Release- April 9, 2015- FABICash Donates to Education Fund

Potawatomi Check PicMILWAUKEE (April 9, 2015) – First American Bankcard, Inc., which provides cash access services to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, donated $125,000 to the Forest County Potawatomi Education Fund during an event at the Milwaukee property on Thursday, April 9.

“We believe in focusing in on the future of our children, which starts with education,” said Anthony Rabito, Jr., President and CEO of First American Bankcard. “It opens up more doors. It makes our kids better. It teaches them to start something, overcome hurdles and complete a task.”

Tom Boelter, director of the Forest County Potawatomi Education Department, and Mike Goodrich, General Manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, were on hand to accept the donation. Boelter said these funds will go a long way in helping tribal children succeed and sustaining the tribe.

“It’s extremely important to set up the environment where the spirit can be successful,” Boelter said. “Our goal is to enhance and stimulate the cognitive development of tribal children from birth.”

Boelter added that gifts such as these help drive momentum in the academic success Forest County Potawatomi children have been showing. He said over the past four years, the Tribe has seen an increase from eight to 140 of students attending college. In last year’s high school graduating class, all but one student chose to attend college. This is in addition to increased educational opportunities for the tribe’s youngest children, including the construction of a new day care center.

 

First American Bankcard, Inc. is a Registered Agent of Citizens Bank, N.A., Providence RI