Ambler Savings Bank Donates $15,000 to Wordsworth Academy Athletic Programs

FORT WASHINGTON – Ambler Savings Bank President and CEO, Roger Zacharia, and Retail Officer, Erin Cohen presented Wordsworth Academy with a check for $15,000, which the school used to renovate the gymnasium and purchase a new score board.
Wordsworth Academy, located in Fort Washington, uses the gymnasium for the school’s athletic programs which reinforce social and language skills and assist students in developing the ability to manage their emotions. The school’s basketball team utilizes the gym to host games against opposing schools.
“At Ambler Savings Bank, we know that a good education is not just about exercising the mind, but also about exercising the body. Students should graduate from high school well rounded, not just educationally, but physically, socially and emotionally.” said Mr. Zacharia.
“As a community bank, we are very proud to partner with Wordsworth Academy, whose program benefits their students’ education as well as the community around them,” said Ms. Cohen.
 “Support from the Ambler Savings Bank means so much to our students and school community.  This generous donation has helped us renovate our gym and thereby send the message to our students that they are valued by the community around us.  Building self-esteem in this way helps Wordsworth achieve it mission of helping students develop into productive adults by giving them the skills to be self-sufficient and successful.” said Debra Lacks, Wordsworth’s CEO.
Wordsworth is a non-profit Pennsylvania corporation whose mission is to provide education, behavioral health and child welfare services to children and youth who are experiencing emotional, behavioral and academic challenges so that they are empowered to reach their potential and lead productive, fulfilling lives.  Services are designed to help children and their families with special learning, social adjustment, dependency and/or mental health needs achieve their potential.  For more information visit
Ambler Savings Bank, headquartered in Ambler, PA, has locations in Fairview Village at 3009 W Germantown Pike, as well as locations in Schwenksville and Limerick. Learn more at
Photo Caption: (from left) Debra Lacks, Wordsworth CEO; Roger Zacharia, Ambler Savings Bank President and CEO; Erin Cohen, Ambler Savings Bank Retail Officer; and Stephanie Shell, Director of Organizational Development for Wordsworth.