DBA Digest for February 25, 2022
2022 Teach Children to Save - April 25th - 29th
IN-PERSON and Virtual!
Sign Up Starts This Tuesday, March 1st!
Banker volunteer registration for 2022 Teach Children to Save Day opens up this Tuesday, March 1st! This year's event, the 24th annual, is April 25th through 29th. The majority of classrooms will be in-person! Over the years Delaware’s bankers have taught an important lesson on saving to over 225,000 kids. 

The list of Delaware banks sponsoring this year's Teach Children to Save Day keeps growing!
Discover Bank
TD Bank
Bank of America
Fulton Bank
M&T Bank
Wells Fargo
Artisans' Bank
Comenity Bank
First Citizens Community Bank
Shore United Bank.

The Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance are proud to announce a new book – The Lonely Bill - created especially for this year. The Lonely Bill tells the story of a ten-dollar bill that a boy receives from his grandmother, and what happens to money when it is squandered. The book reinforces the concept of the value of saving in a local bank for the depositor and for the community as a whole.

Please contact Sarah Long or Greg Koseluk for more information.

Food Bank of Delaware Receives Donation Worth More Than 1 Million Meals from Bank of America
Chip Rossi, President, Bank of America Delaware presents the donation to Cathy Kanefsky, President and CEO, Food Bank of Delaware
Bank of America presented a $350,000 donation, equivalent to over one million meals, to the Food Bank of Delaware to address food insecurity in the region. In Delaware, more than 114,000 people are facing hunger, and almost 33,000 of them are children, according to Feeding America. As the pandemic continues, hunger relief organizations in Delaware and across the country are facing ongoing challenges such as increased demand for their services and rising food prices.
To help fight hunger in Delaware, Bank of America donated $100 to the Food Bank of Delaware for each bank employee who recorded a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot before the end of January, in addition to a company contribution.
Delaware Banks Receive $70,133 in Distributions
from American Bankers Mutual Insurance, Ltd.
American Bankers Mutual Insurance, Ltd., the reinsurer for the directors and officers (D&O), bond and cyber insurance program endorsed by American Bankers Association (ABA) and Delaware Bankers Association (DBA), declared a $3 million distribution to be shared by qualified ABA member banks insured through ABA Insurance Services, a member of Great American Insurance Group.

This is the 32nd consecutive year that the industry’s leading professional liability and bond insurance provider has declared distributions to eligible ABA member banks, bringing the total to $94.3 million since the program’s inception. Banks that purchase their directors and officers, bond, cyber and related insurance from this program and are current ABA members are eligible to receive a distribution.
2022 DBA Annual Meeting and Dinner - May 12th
Be there in-person for the Delaware Bankers Association 127th Annual Dinner, May 12 at the DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington. Hear keynote speaker Mark Lally, the CEO of First State Compassion. After a 20 year career in law enforcement, Mark trailblazed Delaware’s medical cannabis industry, creating industry-leading procedures and policies while focusing on delivering the best products and service to
thousands of patients every month.
Women Connect Retreat - May 26th!
Kickoff the Memorial Day weekend at the Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach and enjoy a refreshing mind and body morning, inspirational keynote, sit down lunch, and early happy hour! The Women Connect Network serves as a catalyst to engage, empower and connect women in the Financial Services Industry. Sponsorships are available: email Corinne Stayton.
Nevada Virtual Trust Conference - March 1st & 2nd
DBA Members Receive Discounted Price!
Shore United Bank Celebrates Andy Rossetti for 20 Years of Service
Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Andy Rossetti on 20 years of service. Andy began his career with the bank in February of 2002 at the Felton branch.In 2008 he transitioned from the lending side of banking into Information Technology. Currently, he holds the role of IT Security and Compliance Officer.
As a graduate of the University of Delaware, Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) – ISACA. In his current role, he is responsible for the Information Security Program, which includes security awareness training (internally and externally), policy creation and maintenance, adherence to best practices and regulatory requirements, as well as other risk management and incident response tasks. 
Jenifer Jurden is a Cartoonist from Wilmington who has graciously provided her Planet Jurdy cartoons for the DBA Digest. Jurdy® is her other-worldly "Hero of Happyness" whose cartoons bring levity to humans worldwide.
Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Accepted into LCLD Fellowship and Pathfinder Programs
Richards, Layton & Finger is proud to announce that Laura Dietrich has been accepted into the 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program, and Valerie Caras and Alexander Krischik have been accepted into the 2022 LCLD Pathfinders Program. The LCLD developed these programs to recognize diverse attorneys and to serve as a platform for the attorneys’ continued professional growth. The Fellows Program, designed for mid-career attorneys, and the Pathfinder Program, for early-career attorneys, offer tools and strategies focused on professional and personal development, relationship-building, and leadership training.
Readinger, Buckley and Jackson Selected for 2022 LCLD Programs
As part of Potter Anderson’s continuing commitment to supporting the work of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, three firm lawyers have been selected to participate in this year’s LCLD programs.

Counsel Laura Readinger will join the LCLD Fellows Program, an intensive, yearlong professional development program that mentors the legal industry’s diverse leaders of tomorrow. Associates Jen Buckley and Callan Jackson will participate in the LCLD Pathfinders Program, a seven-month professional program designed to train high-performing, early-career attorneys on foundational leadership and relationship-building.
BankTalentHQ is celebrating its 5th Anniversary and that means savings for YOU! Through March 31, 2022, select the three 30-day Online Job Posting Package for $799 and enter the code BUY2GET1 to receive savings at checkout.

The Delaware Bankers Association has partnered with BankTalentHQ to provide our members with the premier talent management site for financial industry careers. When you post on BankTalentHQ, through our partnership with Circa, your open position is also posted on a combination of 15,500+ employment offices, community-based organizations and other specific diversity hiring sites.
We want to hear from you! Please send your news items to
Greg Koseluk at greg.koseluk@debankers.com