Independence Bank Donates $15,000 to McLean County Educational Foundation for Excellence

A special gift came to students in McLean County shortly after school was back in session. At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday August 16th, Independence Bank presented a check for $15,000 to the Educational Foundation for Excellence towards the Foundation’s goal of funding new chrome books for each student in McLean County. These laptops can be used in the classroom and students will be allowed to take them home to continue their learning after the bell rings. These initial chrome books funded by the Bank are already being used by McLean County High School’s freshmen class as part of the High School’s Summit Learning initiative.

Representing Independence Bank at the check presentation was McLean County Class of 95’, graduate, Josh Searcy. Searcy is Vice President and Head of Trust and Brokerage for the Bank.  “Independence Bank is and has always been a supporter of education.  We place a high value on investing in the leaders of the future and giving them the tools they need to develop a brighter tomorrow.  Technology is an important piece of learning today and we are thrilled to contribute to a project such as this. We encourage others to join us in raising the remaining funds to achieve the Foundation’s goal, said Searcy.”

Independence Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank with 25 locations in Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren and Webster counties with assets over $2.2 billion. For more information about Independence Bank and other community outreach initiatives we are involved in please visit

Pictured from L-R: Josh Searcy, Bill Lovell and Earl Melloy

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