Marine Bank & Trust continues its support of Leadership Indian River County’s Minority Scholarship Program


Marine Bank President and CEO Bill Penney with Indian River County Minority Scholarship Recipient Jonnie Mae Perry of Gifford Community Cultural & Resource Center.

For the seventh consecutive year, Marine Bank & Trust will support Leadership Indian River County by providing a minority scholarship. Marine Bank’s support ensures that a future leader will benefit from the Indian River Chamber of Commerce program and be better prepared to serve our community. The 2019 recipient is Jonnie Perry, the Executive Director of Gifford Community Cultural & Resource Center, a non-profit, volunteer base organization for mentoring, cultural and leadership programs for underserved youth.

Perry is a graduate of Vero Senior High School and Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia.  Since returning to Indian River County in 2011, Ms. Perry has volunteered with Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, Vero Beach Elementary School’s “Winners Walk Tall” program, Vero Beach Senior High School’s School Advisory Committee, and is a former board member and outreach and development director of the Gifford Youth Orchestra.

“Marine Bank is honored to play a role in rewarding a deserving individual who has already demonstrated a commitment to our community with this unique opportunity to engage with and make an impact in Indian River County,” said Bill Penney, President and CEO of Marine Bank & Trust.  “We are fortunate to have a leadership program that continues to motivate, educate, and excite a new generation of leaders who will contribute to the future growth and prosperity of our economy. We congratulate Ms. Perry on receiving this scholarship.”

Leadership Indian River County is a community leadership program that includes a seven-session training program providing a hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of Indian River County’s current infrastructure, resources and issues in order to expose potential leaders to the challenges and opportunities of the area.

About Marine Bank & Trust
Marine Bank, was chartered in 1997 and has $270 million in assets with four full-service branches in Vero Beach, Sebastian and Melbourne.  As the only community bank headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, the Bank’s growth ties into the national trend of customers choosing local.  Marine Bank has earned the coveted 5-star Superior rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. In 2018, Marine Bank & Trust was named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking and received the Institute’s Banky™ Award for its commitment to strong community banking.  The Bank is an active community supporter providing over $200,000 to more than 125 local non-profit organizations in the market over the last five years.  For more information, visit the website at

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