For Immediate Release

Easterseals Receives Grant from Bank of America to Promote a More Inclusive Community

May 10, 2024

New Castle, DE – Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a local non-profit organization dedicated to creating an inclusive community through innovative services, has received a $20,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant will help Easterseals improve economic mobility and promote independence in the lives of people of all ages with disabilities, seniors, and their families.

“Easterseals programs and services are an essential part of our community and thanks to grants from companies like Bank of America, we can continue to provide exceptional services to the people we serve to enable them to live independently,” Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan Sklenar, said. “We appreciate Bank of America’s continued support of Easterseals, not only through financial support but also by volunteering in our programs.”

The grant is part of Bank of America's philanthropic giving efforts in local communities. Awardees are selected for their commitment to addressing basic needs for people with disabilities. Easterseals mission is to provide services that promote opportunities for full inclusion in our community. Bank of America shows support of Easterseals mission, not only financially but also through volunteerism. Most recently over 178 volunteers from across the country participated in a virtual volunteer activity in Easterseals day program creating beautiful storyboards filled with positive messages.

“Easterseals provides exceptional services, programming and education to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals,” Chip Rossi, President, Bank of America Delaware., said “We continue to support Easterseals’ important work as they strive to make Delaware a more inclusive place, while advancing independence and economic mobility for those with special needs.”

About Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore is leading the way to an inclusive community through its innovative services, which include: children’s therapies, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, supported employment, personal attendant services, senior services, recreational camping, respite services, and services for caregivers. To learn more about Easterseals, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit

About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 69 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 3,800 retail financial centers, approximately 15,000 ATMs (automated teller machines) and award-winning digital banking with approximately 57 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BAC).

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