SouthEast Bank recently implemented the Prep Promise Program to benefit local high schools in the markets it serves. With this program, SouthEast Bank reinvests in the community through ongoing financial donations while also recognizing students and faculty that make an impact in their school.

While participating schools, including McMinn County and Meigs County high schools, receive an initial annual donation of $3,500 at the beginning of the school year, the Prep Promise Program supports its communities throughout the year. Each month, outstanding students, athletes and staff members will be chosen from each partner school. These individuals will be recognized on the school's website, the bank's website, and featured on a wall display inside the school. In addition, the staff member of the month will receive a $100 SouthEast Bank gift card.

The program also features a Prep Promise Checking Account that includes a custom debit card bearing the school's logo and a cash reward of 10 cents directed to the school each time the debit card is used.

"The Prep Promise Checking Account allows supporters of McMinn and Meigs County high schools to financially contribute to the school without taking money out of their own pocket," said SouthEast Bank President Monty Montgomery. "Most of us use a debit card daily, so you are contributing money to your school doing what you already do anyway."

SouthEast Bank is located in Athens, Cleveland, Cookeville, Dayton, Decatur, Farragut, Ooltewah, Spring City and Ten Mile. Its primary philanthropic mission is to support local students through programs such as SouthEast Bank Scholars, Prep Promise, Renewing Academic Commitment, and SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars. Member FDIC.

To learn more about SouthEast Bank, visit www.southeastbank.com

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