Festival of the Pacific May 22-June 4
The 2016 Festival of the Pacific Arts Festival (FestPac), scheduled for May 22-June 4, 2016, is being held on Guam for the first time ever. Also known as the "Olympics of the Pacific Arts," FestPac is the largest cultural event in Guam history that will host 27 countries and territories from across the Pacific. It is expected to draw over 3,000 delegates and their accompanying representatives.
2016 IFIT Scholarship
Each year the Bank of Guam grants $2,000 scholarships to 5 high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited 4 year college or university. The scholarship also includes a paid summer internship at the Bank's branches. This year's winners include 2 students from Saipan, Thomas Manglona II and Jonathan Pangelinan, So Won Min of St. John's School, Jeffrey Kim of Harvest Christian Academy and Hellen Zhang of John F. Kennedy High School.
National Teach Children to Save
On April 28, 2016, the Bank of Guam participated in National Teach Children to Save Day, an annual awareness day when bankers demonstrate their community commitment by teaching young people about the value of saving. Over 75 Bank of Guam volunteers visited 17 classrooms and over 1300 students to share their real-world knowledge and professional skills to encourage young people to start young, and save more.
ACS Relay for Life 2016
On May 20, 2016 the Bank of Guam participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at the George Washington High School Track. Over $75,000 was raised by the bank employees, an increase of $10,000 over last year's amount.