DBA Digest for May 20, 2022

2022 David Bakerian Scholarship Awarded

DBA President, Sarah Long and Dominic C. Canuso, EVP & CFO, WSFS Bank, congratulate the recipients of the 2022 David G. Bakerian Scholarship. (l. to r.) Sarah Long, Haley Schofield, Concord High School, Janice Castro, Newark Charter High School, and Dominic Canuso. 

The Delaware Bankers Association announced the winners of the 2022 David G. Bakerian Award at the 127th Annual Meeting, May 12th. The winners were Janice Castro, a student at Newark Charter High School, and Haley Schofield, a student at Concord High School. Both students participated in the Keys to Financial Success course. Each winner received a $2,500 scholarship.


Keys to Financial Success is a full-semester elective taught in 31 high schools throughout Delaware to over 4,000 students. The course was developed in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE), Delaware Bankers Association, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware. Keys to Financial Success introduces students to the fundamentals of sound money management skills and basic financial planning concepts including Goals and Decision Making, Career Research, Money Management, Consumer Skills, and Risk Protection.

LAST CALL! Women Connect Retreat - May 26th!

Last call to Engage, Empower, and Network at the next Women Connect experience, May 26th, at the Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach. Enjoy a refreshing mind and body morning, an inspirational keynote, a sit down lunch, and early happy hour! The Women Connect Network connects women (and men) in the Financial Services Industry.

Thank you to our prestigious sponsors: Wilmington Trust; M&T Bank; Bank of America; The Bryn Mawr Trust Company of Delaware; Delaware Community Foundation; Pinion; County Bank; U.S. Trust Company of Delaware; and, Wilmington University!

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Taylor Bank Announces 2022

Calvin B. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Doreen Angelo, AVP, Relationship Officer and Branch Manager, presents the scholarship certificate to Makenzy Marvel at the Bank’s Ocean View, DE Branch.

Taylor Bank has selected three area high school seniors as recipients of the Calvin B. Taylor Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is for $1,000 towards continuing education expenses and is based on student accomplishments in the areas of academics, leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, and an essay.

One student was selected from each county in the Bank’s service area: the Indian River School District of Sussex County, DE, Worcester County, MD and Accomack County, VA. This year’s recipients include: Makenzy Marvel, graduating from Indian River High School; Lauren Hall, graduating from Snow Hill High School; Collin Wright, graduating from Holly Grove Christian School.

Business Writing Workshop - On-Line - May 25th

Corporate communicators value this highly interactive workshop designed to resolve two of the biggest written communication challenges: writing more effective documents while following a more efficient process. Practical, lively exercises help increase skills in Paragraph Performance from introductions to conclusions, Sentence Sense, Word Wisdom, and Format Force. A review of practical grammar and punctuation rules is included. Documents and messages will look, sound, and feel more professional!

Workshop Objectives: 

• Identify varied audiences and purposes for writing;

• Polish rough edges of writing style in paragraphs, sentences, words, and format;

• Write more effective documents while following a more efficient writing process; and

• Apply course concepts to actual writing samples.

Cost: $199/per person ($249/non-members)


The Healthy Delaware Families Act Mandates Paid Leave for Private-Sector Workers

On May 10, 2022, Governor John Carney signed the Healthy Delaware Families Act (“HDFA”), a state-run leave program that will provide paid family and medical leave to most employees in the private sector. Employees will be able to take advantage of the paid leave benefits beginning January 1, 2026.

Generally, the HDFA will require Delaware employers to provide up to 12 weeks of paid family leave per year and up to 6 weeks of military or medical leave for other qualifying events every two years, as previously defined in the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Employees are limited to a cumulative total of 12 weeks overall in a given year. Such qualifying events include, but are not limited to, addressing a worker’s own serious health condition, caring for a family member with a serious health condition, caring for a new child, and addressing the impact of a family member’s military deployment.

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Troutman Pepper: Pro Bono Service and the Community Reinvestment Act for Financial Institutions’ Legal Departments - May 24th, Noon

Presented by Pro Bono Institute (PBI) and its Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO) project, and Troutman Pepper, in conjunction with Financial Institution Pro Bono Day 2022. This practical CLE that will show you how pro bono service can simultaneously satisfy bar requirements and your bank’s CRA obligations and now includes a BONUS summary on the recently released interagency proposed rulemaking to overhaul the Community Reinvestment Act.

In-house counsel at financial institutions subject to the requirements of the Community Reinvestment Act (“CRA”) will learn how the provision of pro bono legal services can contribute to their institution’s compliance with the CRA. In this program, participants will learn how pro bono service by lawyers can qualify as “community development services” under the CRA.



Today at their Adapt: 2022 conference for leaders in the executive search profession and their clients, the global Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) honored recipients with awards in Lifetime Achievement, Excellence and Future of the Profession.

Awarded since 2000, the AESC Award of Excellence honors individuals at the height of their careers who have made significant, outstanding contributions to the executive search and leadership consulting profession. This year’s AESC Award of Excellence is presented to Alan Kaplan, Founder and CEO, Kaplan Partners.

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