Charlotin, a student at the Miami high school, wrote the grand-prize winning essay as part of the 4 Downs for Finance financial literacy program sponsored by BankUnited, which offers students a chance to kick-start their own personal savings. Throughout the regular football season, South Florida students were encouraged to access age-appropriate money tips online and submit an essay on a financial literacy topic. Weekly winners received an autographed football and were entered to win the $1,000 grand prize and a visit with Landry.
“BankUnited is pleased to honor Shannon Charlotin. At only 15, she already understands the importance of saving for retirement,” said Thomas M. Cornish, BankUnited COO. “Shannon wrote a thoughtful essay on how she handles her money and the value she places on saving and giving, reminding us through her words that ‘the essence of money is not just to spend it, but for utility, security and enjoyment.’”
About BankUnited, N.A.
BankUnited, N.A. is a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU) and is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida. As of December 31, 2017, BankUnited N.A. has $30.3 billion in total assets, 87 branches in 15 Florida counties and six banking centers in the New York metropolitan area. One of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com. BankUnited can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BankUnited.official and on Twitter @BankUnited.