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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Financial Literacy Gets a Reboot by South Oaks Hospital and Capital One Bank at Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Bellmore-Merrick

(March 26, 2014) Amityville, NY. March 25, 2014 - Students, faculty and honored guests gathered recently at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Bellmore-Merrick for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of four new desktop computers and software.

"The equipment was provided by the Career and Educational Counseling Center at South Oaks Hospital to broaden the educational experience of students with disabilities in developing financial literacy and important life skills. Our ability to provide this new equipment was made possible by Capital One Bank's Financial Literacy Challenge awarded to our Career and Educational Counseling Center at South Oaks Hospital", said Theresa Nugent, Administrative Director.

"Capital One Bank's Financial Literacy Challenge builds on our commitment to make financial education more accessible and prevalent throughout the communities we serve," said Pete Appello, Long Island Market President, Capital One Bank "As a local bank, we are committed to increasing economic opportunities by empowering community members to teach and learn money management practices, such as budgeting and saving, to Long Island residents of all ages."

Mr. Seinfeld, Principal of Sanford H. Calhoun High School, surrounded by students, faculty and honored guests cut the ribbon launching the new computers. Mr. Seinfeld thanked South Oaks Hospital and Capital One Bank for their commitment to education and financial literacy and applauded the students and faculty for organizing a wonderful ribbon cutting and reception.

"Tools such as cash registers, scanners, safes and now the addition of the desktop computers are all invaluable resources to enhance learning and practical experience", said Emily Paluseo, Chairperson of the Special Education Department at Sanford H. Calhoun High School.

About North Shore-LIJ
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals and nearly 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ's owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 47,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.

Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities - good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families - benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives.






Contact information
Mary Jeanne Corea, Director of Community Relations & Public Affairs
631-608-5110
mcorea@south-oaks.org



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